Billy was born on a dairy farm in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1918 just days after the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. At the age of sixteen, Billy Graham came to Christ during a Christian revival meeting and it wasn't long before he felt the call to preach.
With the help of his wife Ruth and many other friends and colleagues, Billy Graham set out to preach to the world. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was founded and since that day Billy has preached to over 80 million people in more than 185 countries. Millions more have been reached through television, video, film and webcasts. He has founded newspapers; film companies, magazines and radio ministries.
"Billy Graham is the most effective world evangelist we have had since the New Testament Apostles. Thank you Catherine for the careful research and animated writing put into this inspiring story of our time"
- Richard Bewes, Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, OBE