Trump to Attend Billy Graham’s Funeral
The White House has confirmed US President, Donald Trump, will attend Friday’s funeral for Rev. Billy Graham.
The US evangelist died last week at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99.
Every living current and former US President is being invited to attend Rev Graham’s funeral at the Graham family home.
Before the funeral, Rev Graham will be afforded the rare tribute of lying in honour in the US Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday and Thursday.
Jonathan Rebsamen, a pastor at First Baptist Church in Charlotte, Graham’s hometown, told Premier what the evangelist means to people there.
“He changed a lot of people’s lives through his faithfulness and through his preaching and through his teaching.
“He had a crusade here in Charlotte in the late 90s where tens of thousands of folks came and gave their hearts to Christ.”
Thousands of people lined streets in North Carolina at the weekend to watch Rev Graham’s coffin procession, as it was taken to his hometown Charlotte.
He will be buried in the grounds of his namesake library in Charlotte, North Carolina, beside his wife, Ruth.
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