Evangelist Billy Graham, whose ‘matchless voice changed the lives of millions,’ dies at 99. Graham was nicknamed “God’s machine gun,” and he did not find it offensive at all. On the contrary, the U.S. televangelist with a rapid-fire delivery and booming voice always wanted to be considered a fighter, a soul-catcher. He is said to have reached a worldwide audience of 215 million people in person, and countless found their faith through him.
@BillyGraham was once asked, “Where is Heaven?” He said, “Heaven is where Jesus is and I am going to Him soon!” This morning, he departed this world into eternal life in Heaven, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ—the Savior of the world—whom he proclaimed for 80 years.
Billy Graham was a humble servant who prayed for so many – and who, with wisdom and grace, gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans.
U.S. President Donald Trump is mourning Billy Graham as “a very special man,” after the famed preacher’s death at 99. “The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions,” Trump tweeted.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence offered condolences to the Graham family, saying that the evangelist’s “matchless voice changed the lives of millions.” “We mourn his passing but I know with absolute certainty that today he heard those words, ‘well done, good and faithful servant,’” Pence tweeted.