His Grandfather Billy, their Family Legacy and an Honored Role in a Special Film
Reaching nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories, Billy Graham preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history. Not to mention the hundreds of millions more he reached through other mediums like television, video, film and webcasts. It was the 1949 Los Angeles Crusade that launched Billy Graham into the public eye. Scheduled for three weeks, the meetings were extended to more than eight weeks, with overflow crowds filling the tent downtown each night. It was here that Billy Graham would meet and lead Louis Zamperini to Christ.
Zamperini was an Olympic runner who survived at sea, in the Pacific, after spending forty-seven days on a life raft when his bomber was shot down during World War II. Listed as dead, he not only defied that by remaining alive once being captured by the Japanese and brutality beat in a POW camp while enduring a harsh impr...
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