'America's Pastor' Rev. Billy Graham dies at 99

He prayed with every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.

The world-renowned Reverend Billy Graham has died at the age of 99. NPR reports that Graham died at his mountaintop cabin in North Carolina on Wednesday. 

Known as "America's Pastor," Graham had close relationships with presidents – from Harry Truman to Barack Obama – and preached in front of thousands of people in some of the world's most iconic venues, like Yankee Stadium in New York. 

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters were based in Minneapolis for 50 years. In 2001, Graham moved his headquarters to his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The Association's primary function is to spread the Christian Gospel to as many people as possible. 

Christianity Today calls Graham "perhaps the most significant religious figure of the twentieth century." 

If you want more on the life and legacy of Rev. Graham, we highly recommend you read what The Charlotte Observer published Wednesday.

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