"Christ belongs to all people". At three global conferences held in Amsterdam (1983, 1986, 2000), Graham gathered some 23,000 evangelists from 208 countries and territories to train them to carry the message of Jesus Christ around the world.
Critics, however, argue that Graham did not push for legislative action, but for voluntary change, and that his support of Southern Baptist ministers could be interpreted as an endorsement of segregation.
In 2002, Graham apologized for the remarks, and Jewish community leaders accepted his apology - but the relationship would never again be the same. He returned two years later.
Leathead was just a teenager when she saw Graham speak with a group of friends in 1947.
"No one in Britain has been more cordial toward us than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II", the preacher - who passed away from natural causes at age 99 on Wednesday, Feb. 21 - wrote in his 1997 autobiography, Just As I Am. "He was well spoken of and that's what we want, people who are coming up now, like me, other people that are doing ministry similar to what he had". In 1984, he underwent a 12-day trip to the Soviet Union, even meeting Kremlin officials.
"Carter alone among the presidents... taught the Bible throughout his life, wrote books of religious meditations, and needed no help with Scripture or its challenges", wrote authors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy in a Graham biography, "The Preacher and the Presidents" published in August 2007.
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It has since been adopted by evangelical current Vice-President Mike Pence. Then came the terrorist attacks in NY and Washington D.C.in September 2001. I am for God. "I finally gave in while pacing at midnight on the 18th hole", he said.
"Now we have a choice - whether to implode and disintegrate emotionally and spiritually as a people and a nation; or to choose to become stronger through all of this struggle, to rebuild on a solid foundation". Franklin Graham told WNCN in 2016 his father ate both "cold out of the can", a legacy of his time as a farm boy, when he ate the canned delights for lunch. "In 1979, my first year as governor, he invited me to play the piano at the Billy Graham Crusade in Nashville".
Cohen did not take up the suggestion. In 1988, the Grahams traveled there to encourage its fledgling Christian community.
"When he prays with you in the Oval Office or upstairs in the White House, you feel he's praying for you, not the president", Clinton said at the ceremony. For a time he was Richard Nixon's chaplain and golf partner. She is quite taken with him, but the family is not.
His personal integrity helped him win over his supporters.
Despite his proximity to power, Graham was resolutely non-partisan, fearing that political favoritism would damage his ministry - a ministry that was never touched by the kind of scandal that destroyed those of televangelists like Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart. Graham used the whole "I don't believe that and have no idea why I said it" thing a few times. "I knew that they had burdens beyond anything I could ever know or understand".