“So being stubborn, willful, and sinful, I married this man on New Year’s Eve, and within 24 hours, I knew I’d made a awful mistake”, she told those gathered for her father’s funeral on Friday.
A guiding light to generations of American evangelicals, Graham is said to have converted millions to Christianity. In his letter, he asked the Library of Congress Joint Committee to approve the request made by State of North Carolina to substitute Governor Charles Aycock’s statue presently located in Statuary Hall Section with a new statue of late Reverend William Franklin “Billy” Graham Jr.
Eisenhower said the two “never” discussed any plans for mobilizing nations, but said he saw Graham as “a man who clearly understands that any advance in the world has got to be accompanied by a clear realization that man is, after all, a spiritual being”.
Pittenger, who represents the Charlotte area in Congress, said he first met Graham at 22 in Dallas, Texas, when he caddied for Graham at what was then called the Byron Nelson Golf Classic. Some of the best preachers Graham knew – his own children – would deliver personal messages.
Graham was often described as the “pastor to the presidents” because he had a relationship or personal audience with every USA president from Truman to Obama.
He grew wary after that of mixing pastoral work with partisan politics.
Franklin Graham returned to Angola in 2008 for the dedication of a chapel constructed by prisoners and funded with private donations, according to the association.
When the Billy Graham Library was dedicated here in 2007, Presidents Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton were all in attendance. They share much the same audience of white evangelicals who form the core of the president’s base of support. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Pollard said members of Graham’s world ministry were also present.
Also, Mr. Trump emphasizes power and strength over helping the poor and the powerless, a priority for evangelical Christians and especially Graham’s charity, Samaritan’s Purse.
Famous mourners from the world of music, television and evangelism are arriving ahead of the funeral for the Rev. Billy Graham in North Carolina. He had spoken briefly Wednesday at a ceremony for Graham at the Capitol, where the preacher’s body lay in honor. Graham was ordained that year by a Southern Baptist church in Florida. After tapes came out in 2002 revealing he and President Richard M. Nixon had shared anti-Semitic views, Graham acknowledged weeping and vomiting.
Nonetheless, he ministered to other presidents until his health began to fail.
The preacher eventually took his crusades – a mix of hymns, preaching and patriotic fervor – to more than 80 countries, according to William Martin, a former historian at Rice University and the author of “A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story”.
“I liked the simple coffin with a cross on top”, he said in 2006. Graham’s funeral itself was an example – a full-scale multimedia production delivered by internet and satellite feeds to media and followers around the world.
Graham’s sister, Jean Ford, spoke of their family’s deeply religious upbringing.
The younger Graham is an enthusiastic supporter of Trump and Pence – he lauds them often in his daily Facebook posts. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii in 2012.