Over the years, I've read many books about Billy Graham, and have always been impacted by the way he carried himself, and the profound work of the God in his ministry.
I've enjoyed visiting two Museum's about his ministry: The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, and "The History of American Evangelism" exhibit at The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. We held one of our past conferences at the Billy Graham Center. Both Museums were stunning in their scope, and help you understand more of the mind boggling ways God has used Billy Graham.
In recent years, we had the privilege to partner in several ways with his grandson, Will Graham, who is an incredible evangelist himself.
One friend, after hearing of Billy Graham's passing, wrote: May God raise up 1,000 more people in his place!
Now don't get me wrong, no one can replace Billy Graham. And we don't need to be copycats. Perhaps few of us will speak to such giant crowds, but that doesn't mean we can't collectively impact our generation in the way he did his.Billy Graham set an incredible example in the way he lived his life, and the integrity and love with which he ministered. He left us a sterling example to emulate. I believe we can pick up his torch, and carry the gospel to the next generation by learning the way he lived his life, and "following him as he followed Christ."
Here are just a few ways we can follow his wonderful example:
Photo courtesy: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association