Local pastor remembers Rev. Billy Graham one year after his death

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It was one year ago Thursday that the world said goodbye to the man known as America’s Pastor.

Rev. Billy Graham died on February 21st, 2018 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.

One local pastor says Graham’s legacy lives on because of the word he preached, lives on.

For more than 60 years, the Billy Graham had a simple message; that Jesus Christ is the son of God who took our sins to Cavalry’s cross.

And for Jay Buckingham at Covenant Church in Greenville, that message is especially clear.

“He simply believed the bible and preached the bible and I look up to him for that”, he said.

Buckingham says, one year after his death, the legacy of Billy Graham lives on through the word and his teachings.

And it’s the teachings of Billy Graham that Buckingham heard as a young man, that started his journey.

He was at one of Grahams crusades in Dallas in 1971.

Buckingham said, ‘It impacted me because it was really the first time I had heard that message and the thing about Billy Graham is it wasn’t about him, it was about Jesus — it was about how everyone needs Jesus for hope and life.”

Billy’s son Franklin tweeting this morning that his father didn’t die a year ago, but rather, he graduated from earth to heaven; something Billy Graham had been looking forward to for a long time.

Billy Graham was 99 when he passed away.

He’s buried at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.

They tweeted out today: “Billy spent his life telling as many people as possible the good news of the gospel.”

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