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Bob Jones College


In 1936, sensing a call to the ministry, Billy graduated high school and enrolled at Bob Jones College. Bob Jones Sr encouraged him to use his strong voice for God: ‘You have a voice that pulls. God can use that voice of yours. He can use it mightily.’ Billy found the college atmosphere too legalistic and after one term transferred to Florida Bible Institute.

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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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