Remembering '59: Billy Graham's Legacy - 50 Years on
In February 1959, renowned US evangelist Billy Graham arrived in Australia, and for the next four months preached in packed showgrounds and stadiums across the nation. In unprecedented numbers, ordinary Australians made decisions for Christ, creating a wave of spiritual...
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In February 1959, renowned US evangelist Billy Graham arrived in Australia, and for the next four months preached in packed showgrounds and stadiums across the nation. In unprecedented numbers, ordinary Australians made decisions for Christ, creating a wave of spiritual transformation that's still tangible today. This documentary commemorates the 50th anniversary of Graham's momentous "Southern Cross Crusade", and features archival footage plus compelling interviews with some of those whose lives were changed forever.
Hailed as the world's preacher, the late Billy Graham had a career spanning over half a century. He preached the Gospel to more people in a live-audience format than anyone else in history - more than 210 million people, in more than 185 countries and territories through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission.
Born William Franklin Graham, Jr. in Charlotte, North Carolina, 17 November 1918, he entered the ministry in 1943 and soon began conducting evangelistic crusades. In 1950, he founded The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which has sponsored crusades and produced radio and television programs as well as films.
Dr. Graham wrote many books, a number of which became bestsellers. His autobiography, Just As I Am, published in 1997, achieved a "triple crown", appearing simultaneously on the three top best-seller lists in one week.
Dr. Graham passed away 21 February 2018.
Karl Faase is the Senior Pastor at Gymea Baptist Church in Sydney's southern suburbs and is one of the most experienced Christian radio & television presenters in Australia. His Daily Nudge radio spots are played around Australia and in the UK. Karl's television shows are regularly featured on Christian cable stations and free to air.
Karl was the Executive Director of the Australian Arrow Leadership Development Program until December 2010 - a national leadership development program for emerging Christian leaders across Australia and the co-founder of the Media Project, Jesus. All about life a high profile media campaign working in conjunction with local church participation. Karl currently serves on the Australian board of BGEA and Samaritans Purse.