President Donald Trump praised the late Billy Graham in a White House statement on Wednesday, offering prayers to the evangelist’s family, while sharing some personal details about Graham’s incredible faith journey.
“Billy’s acceptance of Jesus Christ around his seventeenth birthday not only changed his life — it changed our country and the world,” Trump said. “He was one of the towering figures of the last 100 years, an American hero whose life and leadership truly earned him the title ‘God’s Ambassador.'”
The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2018
The president went on to praise Graham’s belief in God’s power to “transform hearts” and noted that the evangelist had a monumental impact on generations of people across the globe.
“He carried this message around the world through his crusades, bringing entire generations to faith in Jesus Christ,” Trump said.
The commander-in-chief also noted that he has had the chance to get to know Graham and his family in recent years. And he praised Graham’s wife, Ruth, who died in 2007 and who also ministered alongside her husband.
“Billy Graham was truly one of a kind,” Trump said. “Christians and people of all faiths and backgrounds will miss him dearly. We are thinking of him today, finally at home in Heaven.”
As Faithwire previously reported, Graham has met with every U.S. president since World War II, showing how influential his message has been to the masses. In addition to world leaders, the evangelist has also inspired scores of celebrities and everyday people.
Read more about the evangelist’s stunning impact here.