Billy Graham: His life and legacy

Billy Graham in Cleveland

“America’s pastor,” who was an adviser to presidents and preached the gospel to millions across the globe, died Feb. 21, 2018, at age 99. This resource page gathers Faith & Leadership essays about the great evangelist and his wife.

Grant Wacker: Billy Graham and Christian humility
Graham’s ministry was marked by personal humility -- but that never meant disparaging his accomplishments.

Grant Wacker: Billy Graham was a model for what Americans wanted to be
The author of “America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation” explains how Graham reflected and changed 20th-century American culture.

Excerpt from ‘America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation’ by Grant Wacker
In the epilogue of his new book on America’s most influential evangelist, Duke Divinity School professor emeritus Grant Wacker recalls a visit with Billy Graham.

Grant Wacker: Billy Graham’s legacy
Despite his flaws, Billy Graham is a model for Christian life and ministry, says Duke Divinity School professor emeritus Grant Wacker in this audio talk.

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Anne Blue Wills: Ruth Bell Graham was more than Billy Graham's wife
The story of Ruth Bell Graham is not well-known. Although she embraced her role of “preacher's wife,” she also lived out a deeply personal Christian commitment, says a scholar at Davidson College who is writing her biography.