Charlotte and Columbia

Two of the greatest ministries of twentieth-century Christianity are making a mark on a new new generation — the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Columbia Internationl University.

Today it was my joy to address the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte, North Carolina, and tonight I’m at Columbia International University, where I have the honor of giving the commencement address tomorrow. I cannot describe the impact these two institutions have had on my life.

If you’re in the Charlotte area, please make a visit to the Billy Graham Library. It’s like reading a biography and attending a crusade both at once, and it’s deeply emotional, meaningful, educational, and motivating. If you travel through Columbia, South Carolina, take time to drive onto the campus of CIU, a school with the historic mission “to know Him and to make Him known.”

David Gibson, our TDF intern who is traveling with me this week, and I are deeply grateful for the hospitality given us by our friends at BGEA and CIU. Here are some pictures, including David in Billy Graham’s private office; and Mr. Graham’s favorite desk.