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1918

On 7 November 1918, William Franklin Graham Jr was born to dairy farmer William Graham and his wife Morrow near Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the eldest of their four children brought up in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. As a boy he attended Sharon Grammar School.

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Billy Graham

William Franklin Graham was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him “among the most influential Christian leaders” of the 20th century. As a preacher, he held large indoor and outdoor rallies with…

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