American Evangelist Billy Graham Turns 90; Birthday Stories Collected

"For more than 60 years, evangelist Billy Graham has preached the good news of God's love in-person to nearly 215 million people at hundreds of events and countless millions more via television and radio. Now, all of the individuals, churches and ministries he has impacted have a unique opportunity to say something in return," said the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).

Graham preached around the world, including in countries where Christians face persecution such as North Korea and behind what was then the Iron Curtain.

The frail Graham turns 90 on November 7, and sumissions will be accepted until November 1, the BGEA said in a statement. “My father is a humble man who would never expect to be honored and recognized like this on his birthday,” said Franklin Graham, BGEA president and CEO and Graham's eldest son. “We urge all who made a commitment to Jesus Christ through my father's ministry to share your story or simple greeting, as nothing could uplift him more on this special day.”

FESTIVE WEBSITE


The BGEA said stories and greetings van be posted via its festive Website www.billygraham90.com which also also contains resources that churches and other organizations can download to inform others about the birthday celebration. In addition, messages can be mailed to: Billy Graham's 90th Birthday, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201.

"Following Mr. Graham's birthday in November, all of the greetings and wishes in honor of his faithful decades-long ministry will be combined into books and presented to him during a special tribute dinner with family and ministry friends later in the month,” BGEA said.

The the impact of Grahams ministry continues to be felt worldwide, observers said. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association runs a wide range of
domestic and international ministries, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and his son Will Graham.

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