US preacher Graham passes away | 2018-02-22 |

US preacher Graham passes away

    22 February, 2018 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99, reports BBC.
Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, beginning his worldwide mission in large arenas in London in 1954.
He died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said on Wednesday.
In a 60-year career, he is estimated to have personally preached to 210 million people.
Graham reached millions more through TV.
He became a committed Christian at the age of 16 after hearing a travelling evangelist and was ordained a minister in 1939.
He came to wider attention in the United States when he held a two-month ministry in a giant tent in Los Angeles in 1949.