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Study shows far-reaching impact of Billy GrahamNASHVILLE (BP) -- About 80 years after he began his ministry, Billy Graham continued to impact the faith of millions with nearly half of all Protestant churchgoers saying they have watched one of his sermons on television.
"Billy Graham was one of the greatest evangelists the Christian faith has ever known," said LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer. "Throughout his life, it was obvious he wanted the focus to be not on himself but on one thing: the cross of Jesus Christ." Read More
Billy Graham's impact praised by Baptist leadersNASHVILLE (BP) -- Few men could spark the outpouring of respect and gratitude as Billy Graham upon his death today (Feb. 21) at age 99.
Among Southern Baptists -- among whom Graham counted himself -- a range of leaders underscored the broad scope of the famed evangelist's influence.
Steve Gaines, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church: "Billy Graham is with Jesus. He has seen and talked with our beloved Savior. May the awareness of his death result in many people hearing the Gospel and being converted to Jesus Christ! Read More
Billy Graham, 99, now in 'the presence of God'MONTREAT, N.C. (BP) -- Legendary evangelist Billy Graham -- whose preaching may have been heard by more people than anyone in Christian history -- died today (Feb. 21). He was 99.
During 80 years of ministry, Graham's down-to-earth, homespun sermons filled stadiums across the world, leading to the salvation of untold millions. Ordained a Southern Baptist minister, he was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Dallas before joining First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C., in 2008. Graham preached in person to more than 210 million people in 185 countries and in all 50 U.S. states, according to ministry statistics. Read More
Longtime Billy Graham photographer Russ Busby diesCHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Russ Busby, who traveled the world as evangelist Billy Graham's photographer for six decades, died Nov. 14 at his son's home in California following a long illness. He was 86.
Busby joined the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1956 after a crusade in Oklahoma City. He managed a local photography studio and saw some advertisements about the event. After hearing Graham preach, he tracked down the team in their hotel to show them samples of his work. He photographed the crusade for two days and soon was part of the ministry, traveling to dozens of countries over the ensuing decades as he photographed Graham with everybody from presidents and kings to survivors of natural disasters. Read More
Survey: Billy Graham continues far-reaching legacyNASHVILLE (BP) -- In the fall of 1949, a little-known Baptist preacher launched a series of revival meetings at a "canvas cathedral" in Los Angeles at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Hill Street.
The meetings were supposed to last three weeks. Instead they continued for eight weeks, drawing more than 300,000 people and making Billy Graham a household name.
Nearly 70 years later, the 99-year-old Graham remains one of the best-known preachers in America, according to a survey by Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Read More
Billy Graham's 99th birthday offers 12-day radio specialCHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Sermons from Billy Graham's prolific international ministry will be broadcast on an ad hoc radio station 12 days surrounding the evangelist's 99th birthday (Nov. 7), the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has announced.
BGEA will host the Billy Graham Channel today (Nov. 6) through Nov. 17 as channel 145 on SiriusXM Radio, featuring sermons from Graham's six decades of evangelism, as well as salvation invitations and reflections from family and friends, BGEA said. A companion website, TheBillyGrahamChannel.com, will offer companion resources. Read More
Study: With evangelism, small things matterNASHVILLE (BP) -- Small churches can make a difference by sticking to the basics, according to a study released today (Aug. 28). The study identifies at least 13 effective ways small churches can attract and retain more new converts, including many practices churches have used for years. Read More
Franklin Graham Decision tour targets small-town Tenn.CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- It’s not often an evangelist with the following of Billy Graham’s son Franklin hosts Gospel events in communities as small as Jackson, Tenn., home to about 68,000 people.
Fresh from the success of the 2016 Decision America Tour that drew a total of 230,000 people to prayer rallies in all 50 states, Franklin Graham is focusing on small and medium-sized towns in Tennessee in May as he continues his national call to prayer. Read More
Q&A: Laurie talks Crossover, Billy Graham & WWIIIEvangelist Greg Laurie shares in an interview with The Baptist Messenger about the upcoming Harvest evangelism mega-rally in Phoenix on June 11. Read More
Billy Graham statue finds new home at RidgecrestRIDGECREST, N.C. -- A larger-than-life statue of evangelist Billy Graham has been installed at its new location at Ridgecrest Conference Center in the North Carolina mountains.
The sale of LifeWay Christian Resources' 14-acre downtown Nashville campus prompted the move from middle Tennessee to LifeWay's conference center near Asheville, N.C.
The statue was removed from LifeWay earlier this summer and placed in storage ... Read More