The spokesman of the Evangelical Association has recently announced that Billy Graham died at his home in Montreal, North Carolina. According to some estimates, during his 60-year missionary activity, hundreds of millions of people listened to Graham’s sermons.
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To the millions of them, Graham handled through the television screen – he was the first who used this means of communication on such scale to carry his preaching on salvation.
From a young preacher to an international phenomenon
Born in 1918 and raised on a parent farm in Charlotte, North Carolina, Billy Graham converted to Christianity at the age of sixteen, after he attended the sermons of a wandering evangelist. He was elevated to the pastoral order in 1939, when he turned 21 years old. Graham's reputation began to evolve in 1949, in Los Angeles, where he spent two months serving in a huge tent.