Graham, Billy, 1918-....

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Birth 1918-11-07

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Evangelist, radio preacher, and author; born William Franklin Graham on November 18, 1918 in Charlotte, N.C.; graduated from Florida Bible Institute (1940 and Wheaton College (1943); ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, 1940; achieved national prominence in 1949 through his evangelistic meetings in Los Angeles; founded Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1952; had extensive evangelistic ministry throughout the world, 1949- ; authored many books and received many awards and honors; organized regional and international congresses on evangelism in various parts of the world; introduced a major ecumenical thrust into evangelical Christianity; met with statesmen and business leaders around the world and was the confidant of several U.S. presidents; married Ruth McCue Bell, 1943; had five children.

From the description of Notebook of Billy Graham, [1937?-1940?] (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 31743320

Evangelist; born William Franklin Graham, Jr., on November 7, 1918; was probably the most prominent evangelist of the 20th century; higher education experience included attendance at Bob Jones College, Florida Bible Institute, and Wheaton College, the last two from which he graduated. In the late 1930s and early and mid-1940s, he led many evangelistic efforts in small Southern and Midwestern towns. From the late 1940s into the 1990s, he carried out an active evangelistic ministry on a national and international scale.

From the description of Papers of Billy Graham, 1937-1991. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 26448775


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