Billy Graham: Here Are All the Presidents Who Paid Tribute to the 'Pastor to the Presidents'

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter takes questions from the media during a news conference about his recent cancer diagnosis and treatment plans, at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia August 20, 2015.  |

6. Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, America's 39th president, and a Sunday school teacher, said that he and his wife, Rosalynn, were "deeply saddened" to learn about Graham's passing.

"Tirelessly spreading a message of fellowship and hope, he shaped the spiritual lives of tens of millions of people worldwide," Carter reflected on his website.

"Broad-minded, forgiving, and humble in his treatment of others, he exemplified the life of Jesus Christ by constantly reaching out for opportunities to serve," he added.

"He had an enormous influence on my own spiritual life, and I was pleased to count Reverend Graham among my advisers and friends."

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