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Wheaton College

1940

Graham enrolled at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, in 1940 for a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. During his time as a student there, he pastored the United Gospel Tabernacle and took preaching engagements across the Midwest. He became convinced of the Bible’s sole authority. He also met Ruth Bell, the daughter of missionaries to China and a fellow student.

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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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