It is estimated he preached the gospel to over 80 million people over his lifetime. He spoke at over 400 crusades in 185 cities. He served as spiritual adviser to over 10 American presidents.
He was admired and loved by both Christians and non-Christians; by those who love Jesus and those who have rejected Him. His impact on the global church today is unparalleled. Between 1950 and 1990 Graham won a spot on the Gallup Organization’s “Most Admired” list more often than any other American. That’s an amazing legacy.
He was also a model of integrity. During his six decades of ministry, while many other Christian pastors and leaders fell to some scandal or sin, not one serious accusation of misconduct was ever levelled against him.
But his greatest impact was an eternal one. Through his preaching ministry, that electrified audiences all over the world, countless people came to know and love Jesus Christ.
John Piper, in his tribute of Billy Graham said, “[His] greatest impact is the eternal difference he made in leading countless persons, from all over the world, out of destruction into everlasting joy and love. This was his primary mission.”
Well done Billy Graham, God’s faithful servant. You are now home.