Billy Graham

In 1955 Billy Graham was a global celebrity

Graham was said to have preached to more people face to face than anyone else in history
In February 2018, Billy Graham died at the age of 99.  In the course of his life he was said to have preached to more people face to face than anyone else in history.

Billy Graham arrives in Glasgow, March 1955

The arrival in Glasgow of a young, handsome American was the talk of the steamie.
Billy Graham’s campaign was months in the planning. The arrival in Glasgow of a young, handsome American was the talk of the steamie.

“This is my story, this is my song”

Modern hymns were heard on the streets of Glasgow during the campaign.
‘Blessed Assurance’, now thought of as a traditional hymn, became popular during the Billy Graham campaign and could be heard being sung on the streets and public transport.
Trump's father: 'Come on, son, let's go see Billy Graham'
President Trump shares a story about how his father took him as a boy to see preacher Billy Graham.

Pause for Thought: 'I feel broken, unfixed - but not unfixable.'

Paul Kerensa on recognising our frailty.

Pause for Thought: 'Don't feel the pressure of comparison, or the need to be like everyone else.'

Kiera Phyo on having the confidence to find our own way.
Billy Graham: The preacher and the presidents
Billy Graham was close to US presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.
Billy Graham: A 20th Century evangilist
The US evangelist has died aged 99. He was one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century.