A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren:
Hultgren Statement on Passing of Billy Graham
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement following the passing of pastor and evangelist Billy Graham:
“Reverend Billy Graham was a lion of the faith and a believer in the all-encompassing love of God for all people.
“He attended Wheaton College, just down the street from where I grew up, and was a founding figure in evangelical Christianity.
“He spanned generations of American religious thought and culture, but his core message remained unchanged throughout his ministry.
“His evangelistic gatherings attracted millions throughout the decades, and his name is known around the world through his books and addresses on radio and TV.
“It was his humility amid fame and kind treatment of everyone, no matter who they were or their social status, that demonstrated his spirit of deep love and compassion.
“The world will greatly miss Rev. Graham but Heaven will open its arms as he enters eternity.
“I wish comfort and peace to his family.”