Friday, April 24

Christian Leaders in America : Franklin Graham Tops List of 100 Most Influential Christian Leaders

Billy Graham was listed in the No. 5 position. Also in the top 10: television producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who will visit the Billy Graham Library on Thursday.
As president of two global ministries, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham reaches millions of people with the hope of Jesus Christ, as he obeys biblical commands to take care of the world's orphans, widows and the poorest of the poor.

Reaching Millions Online

The authors of the Newsmax list mentioned the new challenges-and opportunities-Christian leaders face in a digital world, writing that, "accepting Christ and committing sin against Him are both done sitting at a computer screen today."
In his role as head of BGEA, Franklin Graham has ushered his father's 65-year-old ministry into the digital age. Through, social media and web streaming, God is using BGEA to reach places Billy Graham could never visit personally, including many parts of the Middle East.
Less than a week ago, BGEA reached its 6 millionth person for Christ through the Internet evangelism ministry Search for Jesus, founded in 2011. The 6 millionth decision came from the country of Jordan at 7:04 p.m. ET on April 14.

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