1. Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham, who is president of BGEA and of Samaritan's Purse, said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that there is sadness, but also joy that his father is now with God.
"My father Billy Graham was once asked, 'Where is Heaven?' He replied, 'Heaven is where Jesus is and I am going to Him soon!' This morning, at the age of 99, he departed this world into eternal life in Heaven, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ — the Savior of the world — whom he proclaimed for nearly 80 years," the evangelist shared.
"He will be missed by our family, his colleagues, faithful ministry partners, and, yes, many around the world. But what joy he has to be welcomed by God the Father, and be reunited with my mother in the presence of Jesus who speaks peace to eternal souls."
Franklin Graham asked readers around the world:
"What about you? When you depart this world do you know with certainty where you will spend eternity? You can know this today. Jesus said, 'For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life' (John 3:16)."