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Billy Graham, The Man of God

April 23rd, 2010 Posted in Pastor's corner, travel

 

I was just in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the reopening of the Billy Graham Library.

This place is really a must-see for any believer, especially those who are passionate about evangelism. This interactive museum chronicles the ministry of the greatest evangelist who has ever lived, Billy Graham.

It covers his humble beginnings as a dairy farmer in Charlotte to being the friend of presidents and a bold herald of the gospel around the world.

To learn more, click here.

Billy himself came to the event and told us that he still dreams about milking cows! He did a lot of that as young boy, wondering what course his life would take.

Never in his wildest dreams could he have imagined what the Lord would do with his life.

As a young boy, I remember watching Billy on the old black-and-white television at my grandparents’ house when I lived with them. After my conversion, I heard him preach in San Diego and felt a calling myself to be an evangelist.

In the late 80′s, I had the privilege of meeting Billy and have since gotten to know him personally and I can tell you he is the same man privately that you see publicly.

It was said of Moses that he was the man of God. I don’t know of a higher compliment one can pay to anyone. But I would say the same of Billy . . . he is the man of God.

5 Responses to “Billy Graham, The Man of God”

  1. Frank says:

    Brother Greg – I am a HUGE fan of both you and Dr Graham. It would be my honor to meet you both and after working 17 years for Congress I walked away to be an evangelist. Both of you gentle, giants of the Gospel inspired me indirectly to share God’s Word to the world.

    Thanks for your yielded life and you both are awesome! Cant wait to meet you in Glory.
    Your fellow servant & kid of The King,
    frank
    2 Cor 8:9

  2. Lori says:

    What a wonderful honor for you to be there and I thank you for sharing it with us.
    BTW, you look very snazzy in your suit.
    Blessings,
    Lori Colbo

  3. Pedro Jimenez says:

    Hi Greg,

    Thanks for sharing.

    I have one question I would like to ask you.

    After you felt the call to be an evangelist, what steps did you make to start fulfilling that call?

    God bless you!

    Pedro

  4. Deborah says:

    I can’t wait to meet Billy. I’m hoping when we are at the wedding feast we’ll have a few minutes. I’m going to thank him for many things. One story I will tell him is about my youngest. We were having supper one night and had the T.V. on while we ate — Billy was preaching. He gave the message and the call. My youngest was 3 at the time. With a shaky voice and tears in her little eyes she said “I think I need to do that.” So we stoped our supper as our little one asked Jesus “into her heart”. This was not something we urged her to do, it was something she chose as she heard the Spirit through the gentle preaching of this beloved man. Thank you Lord for all you have done through him both the seen and the unseen. I sure would like to tell Billy that story — but I guess he’ll enjoy an eternity of God sharing such with him.

  5. Brad Huss says:

    Greg,

    It was a pleasure and honor to have served in the small capacity of taking this photo for you and getting it your way of behalf of BGEA. Dr. Graham is like no other .. not to put him on a pedestal or anything, but truly a man that has been obedient in unswerving service of the proclamation of the Gospel = Good news.

    Blessings,
    Brad

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