Billy Graham turns 90 today!November 7th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
William Franklin Graham Jr., known as Billy Graham an American an evangelist and an Evangelical Christian and also had been a spiritual adviser to multiple U.S. presidents and will celebrate his 90th birthday.
Billy Graham Library will host a two-day birthday celebration. The festivities will include the exclusive opportunity to give a 30 second birthday message to Mr. Graham by video birthday cake in the Graham Brother’s Dairy Bar and a special commemorative keepsake for each guest.
Mr. Graham preached the message of God’s love to more than 215 million people in 185 countries.
In June 2007, part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the Billy Graham Library opened , and ever since had more than 200,000 visitors from around the world.
Built in the shape of a barn to reflect Mr. Graham’s childhood spent on a Charlotte dairy farm, the Library also includes Mr. Graham’s boyhood home and a Prayer Garden, where the late Ruth Bell Graham, wife of Mr. Graham, was laid to rest following her passing last year.
Born on Nov 7, 1918, four days before World War I ended, on a farm in Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up while the Great Depression.At age of 16, he met a travelling evangelist in Charlotte and ‘made a personal commitment to Christ’.
After graduating from Wheaton College in 1943, was pastor at a Baptist church before joining a Youth for Christ, an organization which ministered to youth and servicemen during World War II.