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  • Billy Graham's 'Extraordinary Journey' debuts Nov. 6

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, November 01, 2018 (14 days ago)

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- The late Billy Graham called himself an "ordinary messenger of the Kingdom of God," but his legacy as "America's pastor" is unique.

    Graham's ministry of nearly 80 years is chronicled in the new documentary "Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey," available Nov. 6 on DVD and digital HD. The release is a day before the 100th birthday of the beloved evangelist who died in February.

    His son Franklin, who follows in his father's footsteps as CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), said the film tells his father's story as never before. Read More

  • Anne Graham Lotz seeks 'healing' from breast cancer

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz has breast cancer, she announced Sept. 4, and is seeking prayers for healing that would glorify God.

    "Each day since the diagnosis God has given me promises and encouragement from His Word," Lotz said at AnneGrahamLotz.org. "God has been ... and is ... my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in this trouble. Therefore, I will not fear," she said, evoking Psalm 46:1.

    "But He also has made it very clear that my healing will be in answer to not just my prayer, but the prayers of others for me." Read More

  • LABOR DAY: 4 who exemplify laboring for the Lord

    by Stephen Douglas Wilson, posted Friday, August 31, 2018 (2 months ago)

    PIPPA PASSES, Ky. (BP) -- On Sept. 3, Americans will celebrate Labor Day. Congress created the holiday in 1894 to honor all those who labor, designating the first Monday in September for its official observance. The federal Labor Day actually was preceded by more than 30 states that had already sanctioned the holiday.

    It is interesting to think about some important Christian leaders who performed extraordinary feats of labor in their lifetime ministries; here are four who met that high standard.

    The dedication and work ethic of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, Annie Armstrong and Billy Graham easily exceed most of the labor that contemporary Christians perform for their faith, though these short accounts are not meant as complete biographies. Read More

  • New Billy Graham tributes launched

    by Joy Allmond, posted Wednesday, August 08, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- On Aug. 20, the permanent Sirius XM channel dedicated exclusively to messages from "America's Pastor," who preached over the decades in hundreds of venues around the globe, will launch.

    The Billy Graham Channel began a series of limited runs last November, beginning with Graham's 99th birthday, and included a temporary tribute channel in conjunction with his passing earlier this year.

    Since his death, ministry supporters and Sirius XM subscribers have steadily contacted his ministry, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), as well as the broadcast company, to petition for more inspiring messages from the world-renowned evangelist. Read More

  • Billy Graham's last will and testament revealed

    by Joy Allmond, posted Friday, May 25, 2018 (5 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When Billy Graham died at age 99 in his North Carolina home on February 21, he left behind a legacy of service to his Lord through preaching the Gospel. But according to his will, recently made public, that's not all there is to his legacy.

    Graham left some parting words and assets to his family -- and some financial backing for his ministry, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).

    The 16-page document begins with a charge to his family members who remain. Read More

  • Billy Graham's back -- on the radio

    by Bob Smietana, posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Billy Graham may be gone from this world, but you can hear his voice on the radio -- at least for the next few days.

    A Billy Graham tribute channel on SiriusXM will broadcast Graham's sermons around the clock at least through Easter.

    The channel is a collaboration between SiriusXM and the Charlotte, N.C.-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, according to the Charlotte Observer. Read More

  • Embargoed Billy Graham documents to be released

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Known as "America's pastor," evangelist Billy Graham also had personal relationships with leaders around the world -- in the Vatican, in Buckingham Palace, and in nations stretching from Argentina to Yugoslavia.

    Starting Monday (March 19), two new collections about his ministry, including notebooks documenting Graham's personal relationship with each U.S. president from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama, will be opened to the public. Maintained by the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College in Illinois, the collections ... Read More

  • Billy Graham's next-generation legacy

    by A. Larry Ross, posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- The world stopped to celebrate the homegoing of evangelist Billy Graham, 99, who was buried in Charlotte on the grounds of the library bearing his name next to Ruth, his marriage and ministry partner of more than 63 years.

    Throughout his ministry, Graham constantly leveraged the leading edge of technology, from radio and print journalism to satellite television and the internet in order to speak timeless truths to the mercurial interests of the next generation. Read More

  • Billy Graham legacy honored by historic pulpit at NOBTS

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, March 09, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The faded pulpit at the front of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell Chapel during the first week of March seemed out of place. Out of place unless one saw Billy Graham's signature scrawled on its top.

    The time-worn, battered pulpit is the one used by Graham during his 1954 New Orleans crusade. From Oct. 3-31, 1954, Graham preached the Gospel to crowds at Pelican Stadium and Tulane Stadium in the Crescent City.

    According to The Times-Picayune, 4,411 people committed their lives to Christ during the crusade. Leaders at NOBTS placed the pulpit in Leavell Chapel for campus revival week and preview weekend to honor the Gospel-focused legacy of Graham, who passed away Feb. 21. Read More

  • Billy Graham holiday petition climbing toward 150,000 goal

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, March 07, 2018 (8 months ago)

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- A grassroots petition to honor the late Billy Graham with a national holiday had gathered nearly 103,000 signatures as of noon today (March 7) at change.org.

    Petition author Kyle Siler, described in media reports as a 41-year-old heavy-equipment operator from Trinity, N.C., said honoring the evangelist would be good for America.

    "True men of God don't want recognition," he said in a March 6 Facebook video posted by Spectrum News of Charlotte. "Yes, this is about Billy Graham, but also if it's a day that we could recognize a preacher and if everybody could think about the Lord for a day or for a minute, it would be great for this country." Read More