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First Crusade

1947 - 1947

Graham’s first evangelistic ‘Crusade’, in the style of D. L. Moody‘s revival campaigns, took place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in September 1947 with 6,000 attendees at the Civic Auditorium.

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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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