The Thoughts of Various Religious and Political Leaders on Reverend Billy Graham


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Reverend Billy Graham, much-beloved evangelist, recently died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, at the age of 99. This video below features the heartfelt reactions of many political and religious leaders to the news of Graham’s passing.

What They Said

President Donald Trump tweeted the following after learning the news:


“The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.”

Vice President Mike Pence said the following:

“Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Americans of the century, Reverend Billy Graham. We send our deepest condolences to the Graham family.”

Senator Tim Scott said:

“Billy Graham was the pastor to presidents and a guiding light for millions of Americans for more than half a century. He will be missed on Earth, and embraced in heaven.”

Russell Moore, who is the President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, part of the Southern Baptist Convention had the following to say about Graham:

“Billy Graham was, in my view, the most important evangelist since the Apostle Paul. He preached Christ, not himself, not politics, not prosperity…”

A Good And Faithful Servant

Billy Graham most certainly embodied what it means to faithfully serve Christ. When he entered heaven, you can be sure he heard the following from Matthew 25:21, “His lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant…”

What Graham Said About His Own Death

Billy Graham once said the following (quoting D.L. Moody) about how people should react to hearing the news of his death:

“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”