William Franklin Graham Jr. may have been the most well known evangelist of the 20th Century. Millions and millions heard his messages on his TV programs, and through his annual Billy Graham Crusades, which began in 1947 and continued until his retirement in 2005.
Rev. Graham appeared on Gallup's list of most admired men and women more than any other individual in the world, a total of 60 times. He passed away from natural causes in his North Carolina home this morning. He was 99.