Billy Graham's Grandson Says He Will Continue His Grandfather's Ministry
Amanda CasanovaReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2018 Apr 26
William Graham, grandson of the late Billy Graham, says he will continue his grandfather's ministry and preach "as if Christ is coming back in our lifetime."
According to The Christian Post, Graham said his grandfather's message is still needed.
Wiliam Graham is the oldest son of Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son. He also serves as vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association.
"When you get up there and preach God's Word, God's Word does the rest," he said, adding that people are "still looking for the same things in life."
"The Gospel transcends culture, transcends language, transcends politics," he said.
Graham said he's not trying to be "the next Billy Graham," but he wants to have the same "boldness" of his grandfather.
"He didn't hold anything back," Will Graham said. "I've always been bold, I think, but when you study my granddaddy, he took it to a whole new level."
"We need to preach as if Christ is coming back in our lifetime," he said. "It could be any minute. Are you ready?"
Billy Graham died on Feb. 21. William Graham says his grandfather's ministry will continue to "be on the forefront of leading people to Christ."
"We're just now on the tip of the iceberg of some great things taking place," William Graham said. "I don't know what the future holds, but we want to be right in the middle of it, telling people about Jesus Christ."
William took on the role of his grandfather in the upcining film "Unbroken: Path to Redemption." The film centers around the life of Louis "Louie" Zamperini, who was a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces and was held captive as a prisoner of war in World War I.
After being tortured by the Japensese, Zamperini battled PTSD and alcoholism. In 1949, he came across Billy Graham at a California crusade.
"Like my father and grandfather before me, I'm blessed to have been able to answer a call to evangelism," he said earlier this year, according to CBN. "But knowing how God used Billy Graham in Louie Zamperini's life, I couldn't pass the opportunity to portray him in this inspiring story."
"Unbroken: Path to Redemption" opens Oct. 5.
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Publication date: April 26, 2018