Was Billy Graham A Celebrity Pastor?
What yall think? Ruslan asked a very interesting question on his Facebook page, was Billy Graham A CELEBRITY Pastor? Billy Graham never held a public office of any sort, he was an American evangelical Christian pastor who had a net worth of over $25 million at the time of his death in 2018. Billy Graham was also a Southern Baptist who rose to celebrity status as his sermons were broadcast on radio and television. "With this new wave of celebrity pastors, could Billy be considered one of the FIRST celeb pastors? Or was the way he conducted himself more along the lines of a well-known servant?" In my opinion, according to today's modern language Billy Graham was, an influencer, he was NOT a CELEBRITY. Most celebrities are self-absorbed. One could never accuse Billy Graham of that. People came because of the truth he imparted. He was an example for all to follow.... he lived his faith...
He sure was!ReplyDelete
The man has been dead for so long.ReplyDelete
Point is none of this should even be discussed. The man is DEAD!Delete
What a waste!
Yet, here you are reading and commenting.Delete
Graham is still widely referenced in many Christian circles for many reasons. Discussing his legacy is very appropriate and will continue to take place.
They are not discussing his legacy. They are asking if he was a celebrity pastor. Not the same!Delete
He admitted that he didn’t do enough to address racism and discrimination. He said he was on the wrong side of history in that regard. Talk about that part!ReplyDelete
If anyone claims he / she is didcrimated against, they should take the racist claim to the courts and vet it there. A ministers call is the Great Commission - go ye therefore and preach the gospel to all people. MR.Graham led many to the Lord, and all.led by him have treasures stored for them in the kingdom.Delete
I wouldn't say he was a celebrity pastor, and if he was alive today I don't think he would want to be considered in that regard. Pastor Billy Graham provided spiritual counsel to 12 sitting U.S. presidents—from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama. He was more a praying pastor to the Presidents and even in that role, he still didn't get caught up in the politics of his role/support to the Presidents.ReplyDelete