Famous American evangelist, Reverend Billy Graham, known as “America’s Pastor,” has died at the age of 99.
Graham died at his home Wednesday morning from natural causes, a family spokesman said
William Franklin Graham Jr. was born in 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the oldest of the four children of William and Morrow Graham.
Graham enrolled at conservative Christian school, Bob Jones College, at the age of 16. He left the school after two months because its strict doctrine didn’t align with his personal beliefs. He transferred to the Florida Bible Institute (now Trinity College of Florida) and joined a Southern Baptist Convention church. He was ordained in 1939.
And for the next five decades, he preached in more than 185 countries.