Billy Graham By: Weston Curators office Sources Cited Background • • • • • • • • • • • • Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918 Billy Grahams parents were William and Marrow Graham Billy Graham was first of four children Billy moved to Tennessee to go to Bob Jones College He transferred to Florida Bible Institute He graduated from Florida Bible Institute with a Bachelors Degree in Theology He moved to Illinois to finish his training He went to Wheaton College to finish his training He met his wife at Wheaton and her name was Ruth McCue Bell Ruth's parents were missionaries so he lived with them in China until he was 17 years old Billy got married on August 19, 1943 He had 5 children also Accomplishments • • • • • • • • Billy Graham preached at First Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois He quit preaching at the First Baptist Church and went to “Youth for Christ “ He worked for “Youth for Christ” for several years before he got voted to be president of North western Christian schools in Minnesota In 1952 he got invited to preach a “Christ For Greater los Angels” Billy received awards like the” Ronald Reagan presidential foundation freedom” and the “congressional gold medal” and the “speaker of the year” Billy spoke out against communism strongly Billy graham opened up (BGEA) which is short for Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Billy was friends with all of the united states president from Dwight E. Eisenhower to George W. Bush Retirement • • • He retired in 2005 He is 93 years old still living Ruth died of pneumonia in 2007 Sources cited • http://www.biography.com/people/billy-graham9317669 Curator’s offiCe My name is Weston. I was born on November 5, 2001. My hobby is playing sports. My favorite sport is football and I have a brother and dad and mom. I go to Salem Elementary in North Carolina.