Billy Graham’s Pastor Shares What the Church Can Learn From Ministry of the Greatest Evangelist Since the Apostle Paul

Billy Graham with his friend and Pastor Don Wilton on the porch at Graham's home in Montreat, North Carolina. The two spent most Saturdays together for the last 20 years of Billy Graham's life. | Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Billy Graham with his friend and Pastor Don Wilton on the porch at Graham’s home in Montreat, North Carolina. The two spent most Saturdays together for the last 20 years of Billy Graham’s life. | Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Billy Graham’s friend and pastor reflected on his yearslong friendship with the famed evangelist — and shared the lessons and values he believes the Church can glean from the life and ministry of a man he said mirrored the “very heartbeat of God.”

“Mr. Graham’s heartbeat and passion and reflection of the very face of God showed deeply, penetrated my own heart and life,” Don Wilton recalled in an interview with The Christian Post. “I’ve never been around a man personally like that, who so deeply and genuinely and consistently reflected the face of God’s grace. As a pastor myself, one can only imagine the enormous depth of the blessing that God conferred on me every time I was with him every week.”

Most Saturdays for 15 years, Wilton, the senior pastor of nearly 30 years at the First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and founder of the global network, The Encouraging Word, drove to Graham’s home in Montreat, North Carolina, to discuss family, politics, sports, and their spiritual lives. In the days before the famed evangelist died in 2018 at the age of 99, Wilton sat next to him, holding his hand.

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Source: Christian Post