President of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham, took to Facebook to say that he wished he'd had the chance to discuss God with Hawking before his death.
"I wish I could have asked Mr. Hawking who he thought designed the human brain. The designers at HP, Apple, Dell, or Lenovo have developed amazing computers, but none come even close to the amazing capabilities of the human mind. Who do you think designed the human brain? The Master Designer — God Himself," Franklin wrote. "I wish Stephen Hawking could have seen the simple truth that God is the Creator of the universe he loved to study and everything in it."
The evangelist then quoted Nehemiah 9:6 which says: "You alone are the Lord. You have made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before You."