Renowned preacher, Billy Graham dies at 99
By Sewe Ishola
World renowned preacher, Evangelist Billy Graham has died.
According to CNN reports, he died today, Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 at the age of 99.
Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, his spokesman Jeremy Blume said.
The skinny preacher with the booming voice preached to nearly 215 million people over six decades and prayed with US presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.
Several presidents, including Lyndon Johnson, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, relied closely on his spiritual counsel.
Graham is reported to have persuaded more than 3 million people to commit their lives to Christianity and his preaching was heard in 185 of the world’s 195 countries, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Graham, who had been in ill health for a number of years, was regularly listed in polls as one of the “Ten Most Admired Men in the World.”