Billy Graham was born November 7th, 1918 in Charlotte and passed away this morning in Montreat in western North Carolina. He became internationally known after 1949, and has been called one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century.
Graham has appeared 60 times on Gallup's list of most admired men and women, which is more than any other individual in the world. His word was spread worldwide, as he inspired many and will now be missed by many.
He was once quoted as saying "Someday, you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God." Early this morning at age 99, Reverend Graham entered that presence.
Rest in peace, sir.