Billy Graham, widely regarded as the most important and well-known Christian evangelist of the 20th century, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday at age 99. An immediate outpouring of remembrance and appreciation followed on social media, as the millions moved by Graham’s messages expressed their respect for the man who packed stadiums and utilized media on a global scale to make the Gospel known.
Among the mourners are current and past presidents, whom Graham prayed for and counseled, celebrities, and multiple professional athletes and coaches.
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins quarterback:
“(When I’m gone) I want to hear 1 person say something nice about me…& that’s the Lord—‘Well done, good & faithful servant!’”
Billy heard those words this morning & so will 3 million others b/c of his life
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) February 21, 2018
Tim Tebow, outfielder in the New York Mets organization:
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2018
Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens tight end:
If for only a moment our eyes could see the glory #BillyGraham is now beholding we would undoubtedly impact the world with the unwavering faithfulness and fervor that he did. I am so thankful for the life and legacy of this great man. Well done good and faithful servant.
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) February 21, 2018
Blaine Boyer, pitcher in the Kansas City Royals organization:
Well done, sir. pic.twitter.com/Gat5nVJqFS
— Blaine Boyer (@btboyer81) February 21, 2018
Tony Dungy, former NFL player and coach:
I remember that moment like it was yesterday. What a blessing to be on that stage and see Dr Graham communicate the gospel!
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) February 21, 2018
Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina women’s basketball head coach:
— Sylvia R. Hatchell (@UNCWBBCoach) February 21, 2018
Tim Horton, running backs coach, Auburn University:
What a remarkable life by the great Rev. @BillyGraham! Matthew 25:23 is so appropriate, “Well done , good and faithful servant!”
— Tim Horton (@CoachTimHorton) February 21, 2018
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