Early Wednesday morning, Rev. Billy Graham passed away at the age of 99.
As tributes pour in from around the world, we take a look back at the remarkable life of the humble man being called by some “the most important evangelist since the apostle Paul.”
Billy Graham points heavenward as he preaches, early 1950s.
Billy Graham says goodbye to his wife Ruth and their five children Jan. 15, 1958 before departing on a crusade tour that would take him to eight Latin American countries. The children are from left: Nelson, four days old, Franklin, 5, Ruth, 7, Virginia, 12, and Anne, 9.
Billy Graham is shown with children during a visit to a village in Ghana, Jan. 1960.
US President John F. Kennedy sits with Billy Graham at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington DC, February 9, 1961.
Billy Graham talks with President Lyndon B Johnson at the Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast, Washington DC, February 5, 1964.
Billy Graham shaking hands with admirers in 1966.
Billy Graham talking to a group of children during a visit to Brixton Parish Church, London, June 12th 1966.
Billy Graham speaks a crowd of more than 5,000 U.S. troops at Long Binh, Vietnam, December 23, 1966.
The Reverend Billy Graham talks with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan at the White House July 18, 1981.
APR 19 1987: Billy Graham in the backyard of his home in Montreat, North Carolina. His home was made from two old log cabins.
Billy Graham with son Franklin in 1987.
Billy Graham and his wife Ruth smile as they meet Chinese inhabitants of Ruth’s birthplace in Huaiyin, Jiangsu province, China in April, 1988.
Billy Graham poses in front of the Brandenburg Gate, March 8, 1990. Graham stayed in Berlin for a rally he held by the Berlin Wall in front of the Reichstag.
Billy Graham and President George H. W. Bush at the White House, January 19, 1991.
A hug for former first lady Nancy Reagan during the gala dedication of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
President Bill Clinton bows his head as Rev. Graham gives the invocation at Clinton’s second inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1997 at the U.S. Capitol Building.
Republican Presidential candidate Texas Governor George W. Bush and his wife Laura stand beside the Rev. Graham as Graham announces his support for Bush on November 5, 2000.
British Ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer presents Evangelist Dr. Billy Graham with an honorary knighthood 06 December, 2001 in recognition of his services to civic and religious life in a ceremony at the British Embassy in Washington, DC.
Billy Graham preaches during his New York Crusade at Flushing Meadows Park on June 24, 2005 in Queens, New York.
Billy Graham preaches during the Metro Maryland 2006 Festival on July 9, 2006 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. Son Franklin Graham led the three-day-program filled with music, prayers and gospel messages.
Franklin Graham, Billy Graham, and former U.S. Presidents George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton bow their heads in prayer during the Billy Graham Library Dedication Service on May 31, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
President Barack Obama meets with Billy Graham, 91, at his mountainside home in Montreat, N.C., Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Stream founder James Robison and his wife Betty visiting with their longtime friend in 2009.
Please share your own memories below, and/or express your condolences at the “Remembering Billy Graham” web page set up by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association.