Billy Graham has been hospitalized and is being evaluated for possible pneumonia, a spokesman for Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., said Tuesday.
The famous 93-year-old Christian evangelist was also hospitalized in May for treatment of pneumonia.
In recent years, Graham has reflected on his long and vibrant ministry — he is believed to have preached the gospel to more people in live audiences than any other person in history — and in his twilight years has lamented getting involved in politics and not previously appreciating “how I ought to live in the years before I die”
Graham’s humility about his life belies his spiritual impact. Graham has been called “America’s preacher,” having held transformational ‘Crusades’ in cities around the United States and throughout the world; he also served as “a spiritual advisor to every president from Harry Truman to George W. Bush,” according to Life Magazine.
Graham’s wife Ruth died in 2007. All of their five children, Lisa Miller reported, are involved in evangelistic work.
In the video below, Anne Graham Lotz talks about her famous father’s hope in heaven.