Graham influenced many famous figures of the twentieth century, including American presidents
Well-known Christian preacher Billy Graham, who preached in front of millions of people around the world, died at the age of 99 years.
Evangelical leader helped with prayer and advice of many influential and well-known figures of the late twentieth century, including all the U.S. presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.
According to experts, Graham was a charismatic leader and one of the few representatives of the Evangelical community, who managed to avoid roll right and approach the broad masses of the United States. In 1950 he founded the Evangelical Association of Billy Graham preaching the gospel in their so-called “Crusades” – a multi-day sermons, often held in open stadiums.
Graham conducted his “Crusades” on all continents, except Antarctica, speaking in person or via satellite. He acted in the countries of the Soviet bloc before the fall of communism. In the winter of 1994 Graham preached in China and North Korea; he also met with political and religious leaders of these countries. As a result of their travels around the world American preacher came to the conclusion that Christianity is no longer exclusively a Western religion.
“Christianity is much stronger in Africa, Latin America and Asia than in Europe. In Europe it is still called Christianity, but has no such power. I was in Rome and talked about it with the Pope, and I think he would agree that the real life of Christianity is now happening in the so-called third world,” said Graham.