Christians in Singapore remember evangelist Billy Graham's 1978 crusade as a milestone

The National Council of Churches Singapore (NCCS) said 337,000 people, including Singaporeans and others from around the region, turned up to hear American evangelist Billy Graham preach over five nights in the old 55,000-seat National Stadium in Kal
The National Council of Churches Singapore (NCCS) said 337,000 people, including Singaporeans and others from around the region, turned up to hear American evangelist Billy Graham preach over five nights in the old 55,000-seat National Stadium in Kallang. PHOTO: ST FILE
The National Council of Churches Singapore (NCCS) said 337,000 people, including Singaporeans and others from around the region, turned up to hear American evangelist Billy Graham preach over five nights in the old 55,000-seat National Stadium in Kal
The National Council of Churches Singapore (NCCS) said 337,000 people, including Singaporeans and others from around the region, turned up to hear American evangelist Billy Graham preach over five nights in the old 55,000-seat National Stadium in Kallang. PHOTO: ST FILE
At the crusade, Reverend Graham prophesied that Singapore would send missionaries to Asia, providing the impetus to churches in Singapore to do so.
At the crusade, Reverend Graham prophesied that Singapore would send missionaries to Asia, providing the impetus to churches in Singapore to do so. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Christians in Singapore remembered American evangelist Billy Graham as a "spiritual giant" who left a lasting impact on the faith after his crusade here in 1978.

The preacher, who spread the gospel to millions worldwide via satellite, television and the Internet and also counselled several US presidents, died on Wednesday (Feb 21) at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99.

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