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Christian & Gospel Artists React to the Passing of Billy Graham

By February 22, 2018Blog

I had the honor of singing at several Billy Graham crusades from the time I was in my early 20s until the late 1990s. The last crusade I did with Billy was in San Antonio in 1997. As always, I was honored to be invited but I also knew that my marriage was falling apart and that it might not survive. I didn’t want to take the stage without Billy knowing what was going on with me personally so I asked if I could speak with him before my performance. I nervously explained what was going on in my life and he listened without ever losing the kindness in his eyes. He then said to me “Amy, I have children and grandchildren who love the Lord… but some of them take the long way home.” He asked to pray for me and my struggling family. I never shared the stage with him again. The next time I saw Billy was at a crusade I attended in Flushing Meadows, New York in 2005. I was now married to Vince and we brought our blended family of five children with us. Billy greeted us with the same kindness he had always shown to me. Billy is now home where he has longed to be…. reunited with his beloved Ruth and in the presence of the Loving God he proclaimed around the world. We are all heading home too… some of us just take the long way. I look forward to seeing Billy again on the other side.

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