A Minnesota pastor reflects on Billy Graham's legacy

Billy Graham
Evangelist Billy Graham speaks to 18,000 messengers in Dallas, June 13, 1974, on the closing night of the Southern Baptist Convention. The theme of the convention was "Share His Love Now," and he asked the messengers to become "firebrands" for Christ, offering the gospel of Christ as the hope for the world.
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Evangelist Billy Graham passed away on Wednesday. Minnesota pastor Stephanie Williams O'Brien reflected on his legacy and influence on American Christianity and politics.

"[Billy Graham] was focused so much on what he was for when a lot of Christian leaders even today are more focused on what they're against. He focused so much on what he was for and that was people knowing Jesus and having a relationship with him," Williams O'Brien said, "That's why I think he was able to be so influential with so many leaders, so many presidents, so many leaders around the world."

Williams O'Brien is lead pastor at Mill City Church in Minneapolis and adjunct professor and program director at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul.

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