A tribute to the message of Billy Graham

Roots of Faith


When I was growing up, Billy Graham was a fixture in our home.

My family watched every night of his televised crusades on our black-and-white set. Mom had a subscription to Decision, the monthly magazine produced by the Billy Graham Evangelist Association. I attended several screenings of the 1973 BGEA movie “Time to Run,” about a young man at odds with his family, when it ran at the cinema.

Years later I served as a counselor in his penultimate crusade in Pasadena. By then, Graham’s ...

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