Evangelist Billy Graham talks with a supporter after a New York press conference on February 7, 1995 where he announced a global mission from March 16-18 via satellite that is expected to reach as many as 1 billion people in 165 countries.

Billy Graham is ringing in his 96th year with friends and family on Friday, and fellow faith leaders are sending an outpouring of well wishes to the famed evangelical preacher today.

In a far cry from last year’s birthday celebration involving over 800 guests, Graham is marking his birthday this year with a quiet celebration at his Montreat, NC home, according to a press release issued on Nov. 7. Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham, was unavailable for comment to The Christian Post, but his father Franklin assured fans that the 96-year-old is doing well.

“Although his physical condition keeps him homebound, he remains interested in current events and the ongoing work of the ministry that he began more than 60 years ago,” said Billy Graham’s eldest son.

Written by Emma Koonse
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