‘America’s Pastor’: Evangelist Billy Graham • 1918~2018

President Reagan presenting Presidential Medal of Freedom to Billy Graham in the East Room
February 23rd, 1983 • White House photo



CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Billy Graham, the dynamic Charlotte-born evangelist whose pioneering talent for combining old-time religion and modern media brought him a worldwide flock and greater fame than any other religious figure in American history, died Wednesday. Growing up on a dairy farm near what is now Park Road Shopping Center, Graham’s first idea of heaven…


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