Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Funeral service for Rev. Billy Graham

Funeral service for Rev. Billy Graham

He participated in eight presidential inaugurations - a feat only he and a U.S. Supreme Court justice in the 1800s accomplished, the BGEA said.

More than 2,000 attendees and some 400 news media representatives will be at the Billy Graham Library on Friday, where a two-hour service planned by Graham himself will be held in a 28,000-square-foot tent.

In an exclusive interview with the Baptist Message, Bacon said the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was instrumental in helping him seek forgiveness for a chaotic past life that included an absentee father and a life sentence for a 1988 murder.

"The North Korean response was the 'witch doctor from America came and performed a witch act, '" he said.

"His ministry has just meant so much to me through the years because of his humbleness", Cox said. "That's just a reminder for all of us".

Over 13,000 people attended Rev. Billy Graham's public visitation Monday and Tuesday in Charlotte. That has been the greatest thing with me. No man has ever taken the Gospel to as many people.

President Donald Trump, center, greets Franklin Graham as he arrives for the ceremony honoring Franklin Graham's father, the Rev. Billy Graham, in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday in Washington. The others are two U.S. Capitol Police officers who died in the line of duty in 1998 and civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005. He touched my life and many other lives at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and overseas.

"He was a simple man who preached a simple message and wanted to be [buried] in a simple casket", Bacon said.

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May all the people who were touched by Billy Graham over the years look at this gesture today and be reminded of the fundamental goodness of the American people, as exemplified by a homegrown preacher who was as comfortable in the Oval Office as he was in the vestibule of a small country church.

Graham later attended Kennedy's funeral in the Capitol rotunda, per the library.

Some 30 family members accompanied Graham's casket Wednesday to Washington, where he befriended presidents of both parties and counseled others over seven decades. A spiritual counselor for every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama and other world leaders for more than 60 years, Graham died February 21 at the age of 99. "But Americans came in droves to hear that great young preacher". Trump said his father, Fred, "said to me, 'Come on, son". After a life of traveling the world to spread the gospel, he said the Billy Graham he knew finally made the trip he's waited on for a lifetime. "I will remember Billy Graham as a towering presence during the entire second half of the 20 century and into the next millennium", says Scorgie.

"McConnell continued in Graham's own words, "'The secret of my work, ' he explained, 'is God.

People I've spoken with in Charlotte this week can name the precise moment when they first witnessed Graham's intense preaching on television or in person. "This is Billy's day, not his day", said John Huffman, the former board chairman for Christianity Today who once served as pastor to President Richard Nixon.

"The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course."

Graham met every president back to Harry Truman and counseled majority. Famed southern gospel group the Gaither Vocal Band sang the traditional Christian hymn "Because He Lives", one of Rev.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend along with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen.

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