Evangelist Billy Graham to lie in honor at US Capitol next week

Graham will lie in repose inside the Graham Family Homeplace on the Billy Graham Library grounds on Monday and Tuesday. In the sky, the plane drew out the letters "G.P".

"When I think of him, I think of hope", said David Ebensberger, arts pastor.

So Melvin Graham ran the dairy farm.

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) celebrates the life and ministry of William "Billy" Franklin Graham, Jr., who died February 21 at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99.

Known as "America's pastor", Graham died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99. And he vowed that, as far as he knows, every word of it is true. "To get it from the difficulty of life to the grace that God has", said Pastor Chris Justice of Lee Park Baptist Church. "And he never altered the course".

Wilcox has dozens of pictures of himself and Graham in his Asheville office, including a picture of Wilcox, Wilson and Graham playing a game of pool.

"One of the things I respect him for was he wasn't in it for the money", she said, pointing out that Graham lived modestly.

The Rev. Billy Graham, whose sermons were broadcast in churches around the country, has died, a spokesman confirmed to CBS News. He was 99. He was photographed on the porch of his mountaintop cabin in Montreat, NC, May 12, 2005. He first met Graham's long-time associate, T.W. Wilson, about handling the family's travel. "I've been to his crusades", she said. "He would make us behave, the same way my dad did". That certitude - combined with an acceptance of human fallibility, including his own - made him the 20th century's most prominent American messenger of the Christian faith.

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Boone said he and Graham lamented the fact schools have been somewhat forced to shun organized prayer because people may be offended. "But, we all rejoice because he's where he wanted to be for a long time", Hickling said.

Billy Graham influenced countless people during his career as an evangelist, including many in Alabama. "Rest with God, Reverend Graham".

  • Joey Payne