Iconic American evangelist Billy Graham passed away today in his Montreat, North Carolina home at the age of ninety-nine.
The renowned Christian figurehead has evangelized to 215 million people over a span of sixty years and prayerfully counseled our nation’s presidents from Harry Truman to George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
On ‘Megyn Kelly TODAY,’ anchor Kathie Lee Gifford reflected on her 50-year friendship with Graham and the Kingdom impact his preaching had her own family.
“My whole family came to faith in Jesus through the Billy Graham Organization,” said a tearful Gifford with heartfelt gratitude that radiated through the TV screen.
She explained that her initial response to finding out about Graham’s death while ‘in make-up’ this morning was to throw up her hands in praise.
“I said, ‘Thank you, Lord. Thank you.’ Because he has been lingering and languishing,” shared Gifford.
She reminisced about the very last time that she saw a frail Graham four years ago at his 95th birthday party while her husband Frank was still alive.