'America's Pastor' And Charismatic Evangelist Billy Graham Dies At 99
February 22, 2018 11:13
Billy Graham did not plan to become a Christian Minister. The son of a dairy farmer, he had big dreams of becoming a professional baseball player. But by the time he turned fifteen, he committed himself to full-time ministry.
By 1947, he held his first crusade in Grand Rapids, Mich. The citywide event drew thousands of people. After receiving an offer to host a radio show in 1949, he insisted that he would take the offer if he could raise the $25,000 for airtime in one night. And he did.