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New York City Crusade

1957

Graham’s longest Crusade extended over 16 weeks during the summer of 1957. It took place in New York City and attracted a total attendance of well over 2 million people. Over 60,000 made commitments to Christ during that time. The Crusade was also the first to be televised. The event brought in record high ratings to its broadcaster ABC.

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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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