Remembering '59 - Billy Graham

Remembering ’59 – Billy Graham

In 1949, one man made a four-month speaking tour of Australia that was to change the spiritual climate of our nation.  I’m talking about the American evangelist, Billy Graham.Crowds totalling 3 million people attended Grahams’s stadium meetings across Australia to hear his gospel message. Over 146,000 people, in both Australia and New Zealand where he […]

By Hope 103.2Monday 6 Apr 2009Daily NudgeFaithReading Time: 1 minute

In 1949, one man made a four-month speaking tour of Australia that was to change the spiritual climate of our nation.  I’m talking about the American evangelist, Billy Graham.

Crowds totalling 3 million people attended Grahams’s stadium meetings across Australia to hear his gospel message. Over 146,000 people, in both Australia and New Zealand where he also visited, made enquiries or commitments to Jesus. In the years that followed, crime rates dropped and marriages were reconciled as thousands lived out their new-found faith.

To celebrate 50 years since that time, a documentary has been made about Billy Grahams’ tour.

Listen Now – Executive producer Karl Faase talks about this incredible time in our nation’s history.

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