COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement on the passing of evangelist Rev. Billy Graham:
“I am profoundly saddened by the news of Rev. Billy Graham’s passing. Throughout all the years of my own ministry, Billy Graham has always been there, as a brother in Christ, faithfully proclaiming the good news of the Gospel to a world in need. Shirley and I will personally miss him greatly. Our country and this world has lost a magnificent man of God.
“It’s not often that you can say someone truly changed the world, but when it comes to Billy, he changed the face of eternity as well. Through his crusades, he helped turn many millions of hearts to Christ. In fact, over the years I have met countless people who will one day reunite with parents and grandparents, sons, daughters and loved ones in heaven, because Rev. Graham preached the love of God to them and they accepted Jesus into their lives.
“While superlatives abound regarding the life and deeds of Rev. Graham, I believe he would want us all to point our admiration and adoration back to Jesus. May God bless our nation and this world as we are inspired all over again by the life Billy Graham lived, and the Gospel messages he preached, all through the power and the love of Christ.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated Christian leader, author and psychologist, earning his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development with a minor in research design. He is the founder and president of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his daily radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” In 2008, Dr. Dobson was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame.