Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, according to the Billy Graham Library, even offered Graham positions in government, "which he quickly and politely refused". Officials expect about 200 family members to attend the interment, which will be closed to the public and media.
Pastor Donald Wilton addressed them, reminding them of how much Graham looked forward to continuing his journey to Heaven.
At first, Wilton said, he would share with Graham his notes for the Sunday sermons. Graham's casket and family were escorted out of the tent and into the Billy Graham Library to the tune of "Amazing Grace" being played by Pipe Major William Boetticher.
Graham appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Life, U.S. News and World Report, Parade. The three performers are veterans of Graham's crusades and events, and were friends of his.
Just after Franklin Graham whispered to Mr. Trump, the president delivered a tribute to Billy Graham and said that his own father, Fred Trump, had been a fan.
The GREAT Billy Graham is dead.
"I believe my father's death is as significant as his life, and his life was very significant", Lotz said".
Mr. Trump and his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, have personally donated to Samaritan's Purse, which was involved in relief work after Hurricane Harvey.
Graham while he lay in repose at the Billy Graham Library on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Anne Graham Lotz said that she believes God is sending a message by bringing Graham to Heaven.
The funeral message will be delivered by Rev. But that fleeting moment was a sign that the son has the ear of a president, and the kind of access to power that the elder Graham came to regret.
The song was written in 1958 by Stuart Hamblen, a cowboy singer who credited Billy Graham for his religious conversion. Political figures were also in attendance, with former N.C. governor Pat McCrory and Sarah Palin attending the service.
The funeral took place under a massive, 28,000 square-foot tent. Rev.
Graham's grandchildren served as pallbearers. His coffin was made of pine by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
There was one other habit Graham insisted on. So was Vice President Mike Pence, who has his eye on a run for the White House later or sooner. The funeral is expected to last 90 minutes, and will be held under a tent in front of the Library.
Among the statements issued by former presidents, one from George H.W. Bush noted Graham's role as an adviser not only to presidents but also to their families. The younger Bush said his father couldn't make it to a memorial service.
Trump eulogized Graham earlier this week during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, where Graham's body lay in honor in the Rotunda.
"And it was something very special", Trump said.
Some of Graham's guests included Sarah Palin, Joel Osteen, Steve Curtis, Rudy Giuliani, Kathie L Gifford, Jerry Richardson, Rick Warren and Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Gifford told reporters that Graham always remained humble through his faith.
Graham never did preach to a full stadium in Pyongyang, or realize his dream of bringing Christianity to the North Korean masses.
Jen Thompson, a spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, said drivers should be prepared for delays. Winds were expected to be gusty throughout the morning.
Billy Graham said later in his life that he should have steered clear of politics.
Graham's son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, will deliver the eulogy at the funeral service, which will include singing by Grammy victor Michael Smith.
The funeral planning began a decade ago with Billy Graham himself, and it also reflects his family's desire to capture the feeling of the crusades that made him the world's best-known Protestant preacher of his era.
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