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In Memory of Rev. Billy Graham

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     My father, Billy Graham, went into the presence of the Lord on February 21, 2018.
     The Bible tells us in Revelation 14:13: “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord … that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them” (NKJV).
     Many have said that his death ends an era, but he would be the first to say that, when God’s ambassadors die in Christ, the Lord raises up others, because the preaching of the Gospel will go forward until the end of the age. God’s blessing continues as He opens doors for the Gospel around the world. BGEA remains committed to preach the Word in season and out of season across the globe.
My siblings and I would appreciate your prayers in the days ahead as we honor a man who served the Lord with his life, loved his family, and was always grateful for God’s faithful people who supported him in the work of the ministry in Jesus’ Name.
     As we lay to rest this very public ambassador, please pray with us that the testimony he leaves behind will touch many lives and point them to salvation in Jesus Christ. My father’s journey of faith on earth has ended. He has been reunited with my mother and has stepped into the eternal joy of Heaven in the presence of his Savior, in whom he placed his hope.
     If you would like to know more about my father’s life, share a memory, or read public visitation details, please visit
     God bless you, and thank you for your prayers for our family and the staff of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

     Franklin Graham

    Souls Saved on 'Tailgate Sunday':
Tommy Bowden is Guest Speaker at Brushy Creek Baptist Church Taylors

Tommy Bowden shared about football and his Christian faith as the guest speaker for both morning services at Brushy Creek Baptist Church Taylors on Sunday, February 4 for 'Tailgate Sunday.' He is pictured here with Pastor Jeremy Roberts and his wife, Charity, and their daughters, Autumn and Lily. "Our church wants to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ," Roberts told The Christian View magazine. He invited Bowden, whom he called a godly Christian football coach who loves God, to speak as part of the football theme for 'Tailgate Sunday', the day of the Super Bowl, and church members invited friends. Many gave their lives to Jesus Christ during both services that morning. Click here to read The Christian View magazine's article and to view photos.

Fort Prince George Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Honors Gold Star Mother

The Fort Prince George chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Gold Star Mother Beulah Smith, of Liberty, whose son, David Gerald (nicknamed 'Jim') Smith, died in Vietnam in 1969, seven weeks before his 20th birthday. The Christian View magazine was present as Mildred Brewer, Chair for the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Commemoration, visited Smith in her home, as Smith was physically unable to attend a special ceremony in which the DAR honored Vietnam veterans and their families. Click here to read The Christian View magazine's article and to view photos.

Train Show Thrills All Ages
Central Railway Model and Historical Association's Model Train Expo is Held at Rock Springs Baptist Church's Impact Center in Easley

Yards of Yarn: Tales and Songs from the Textile Mills
at the Hagood Community Center in Pickens.
Click here to read details.

The Christian View magazine celebrates Pickens County's 150th Birthday

Pickens County's Official Sesquicentennial Logo/Seal
designed by Isabel Wallace and Haiden Ferreira

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