President Donald Trump on Wednesday mourned famed evangelist Billy Graham, who died at the age of 99.
“The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man,” the President tweeted.
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen also sent condolences to Graham’s family.
“Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century, Reverend Billy Graham. We send our deepest condolences to the Graham family,” Pence said in a statement.
“Billy Graham’s ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and his matchless voice changed the lives of millions. We mourn his passing but I know with absolute certainty that today he heard those words, ‘well done good and faithful servant.’ Thank you Billy Graham. God bless you.”
Others across social media are remembering him today.
My father @BillyGraham was once asked, “Where is Heaven?” He said, “Heaven is where Jesus is and I am going to Him soon!” This morning, he departed this world into eternal life in Heaven, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ—the Savior of the world—whom he proclaimed for 80 years.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) February 21, 2018
The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2018
Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Americans of the century, Reverend Billy Graham. We send our deepest condolences to the Graham family. (1/2)
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham's ministry for the gospel of Jesus Christ and his matchless voice changed the lives of millions. We mourn his passing but I know with absolute certainty that today he heard those words, "well done good and faithful servant." Thank you Billy Graham. God bless you(2/2)
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham was a humble servant who prayed for so many – and who, with wisdom and grace, gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2018
Saddened by the loss of Evangelist Billy Graham. He led an impactful life, touching so many people with his spiritual teachings. He will be deeply missed.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham lived his faith fully, and his powerful words and the conviction they carried touched countless hearts and minds. https://t.co/b4QaPyFlP0
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) February 21, 2018
Rev. Billy Graham dedicated his life to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every part of the world. His service is a testament that, with faith in God, one person can do so much good. The whole House sends its condolences to the Graham family at this time of loss. pic.twitter.com/aH8mY8fehc
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) February 21, 2018
He touched so many lives and shared God’s love with millions, we were honored to know him.
“The most thrilling thing about heaven is that Jesus Christ will be there. I will see Him face to face. Jesus Christ will meet us at the end of life’s journey.”
Billy Graham, 1918-2018 pic.twitter.com/G8gKB8a3SV
— NEWSBOYS (@newsboys) February 21, 2018
Reverend Billy Graham was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time, serving as a voice of hope and compassion to generations of Americans. Rev Graham's legacy will be the millions of people around the world he inspired to live lives of faith, purpose and meaning. pic.twitter.com/MBRIQ7yHSP
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 21, 2018
Deeply saddened by news of death of Billy Graham, greatest man of our time. I’ll be on @Varneyco at 945et on @FoxBusiness and @AmericaNewsroom on @FoxNews at 10:10am and will discuss. #heavenwelcomesBillyGraham
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 21, 2018
The loss of Reverend Billy Graham is a great sadness for our state, and for our country. His legacy of servant leadership is an example to all of us.
— Ted Budd (@RepTedBudd) February 21, 2018
Reverend Billy Graham, You will be missed by the many millions of people around the globe whose hearts you have touched. @PastorDScott is correct. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Our prayers for @Franklin_Graham and his family. https://t.co/Lqs330DoWm
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham lifted eyes toward heaven and instilled heaven’s values in hearts. The world mourns this man of character, this man of God.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 21, 2018
Anita and I send our heartfelt condolences to the Graham family. Billy Graham was an extraordinary man, may he rest in peace.
— Rick Perry (@SecretaryPerry) February 21, 2018
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2018
Just got the word that Billy Graham has passed at the age of 99
What joy there must be in Heaven this morning as this good and faithful servant enters into the joy of His Lord.
You were one of a kind Sir and this world will not be the same place without you.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 21, 2018
RIP Billy Graham, a good and faithful servant. He fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.
— Ron DeSantis (@RepDeSantis) February 21, 2018
The Rev. Billy Graham left an indelible mark on America and the world. His passion to serve God and share His love touched countless Texans over the years.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 21, 2018
I met Billy Graham in 1968 when he came to San Antonio for the Hemisphere Crusade. I served on the crusade committee helping people who were accepting Jesus Christ as the Savior of their life… READ MORE and WATCH MY VIDEO TRIBUTE at https://t.co/zYcitAQOSz. #billygraham pic.twitter.com/GuUtoGEsZ2
— Pastor John Hagee (@PastorJohnHagee) February 21, 2018
Saddened by the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, a great American & faithful Christian who inspired millions of people with the gospel message. RIP.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham is a monumental figure, forever etched in the history of Charlotte. His compassion and selfless service changed the lives of millions and created a legacy of kindness and humanity for our region and all of North Carolina. Together, we mourn the loss of a great leader
— Mayor of Charlotte (@CLTMayor) February 21, 2018
“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.” — Billy Graham 🙏🏽 #RipBillyGraham
— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham. What an incredible life you had. Thanks for all your guidance and love.… https://t.co/9cVgU5xh60
— Reba (@reba) February 21, 2018
What Billy Graham taught us is all summed up in the invitation hymn sing at his crusades across the nation: “Just as I am, without one plea, but that Thy blood was shed for me.”
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) February 21, 2018
The world is darker today as Billy Graham goes home. Thousands of souls applauding in Heaven as he walks in and hears: "Well done good and faithful servant." Possibly the greatest man of the last 100 years. RIP World Changer
— Dave Ramsey (@DaveRamsey) February 21, 2018
— Steven Furtick (@stevenfurtick) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham has always been and will always be a hero in our home. Next to my own father, Reverend Graham was the most humble and gracious man I ever knew. I am honored to call him a friend and a mentor. Victoria and I will miss him dearly. pic.twitter.com/8kkj3kYRJo
— Joel Osteen (@JoelOsteen) February 21, 2018
Well done, good and faithful servant! Billy Graham, 1918-2018 pic.twitter.com/Ur38IvIM4Z
— Thom Rainer (@ThomRainer) February 21, 2018
If ever there was a fitting verse. Matthew 25:23. RIP Billy Graham.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 21, 2018
Thank you Jesus for the Life of Rev. Billy Graham. Through his simple message of Salvation through Jesus, millions have given their hearts to Jesus. Good and Faithful Servant. pic.twitter.com/S4VIQlEcKD
— Pastor Mark Burns (@pastormarkburns) February 21, 2018
RIP #BillyGraham, a towering figure in American history, who would no doubt prefer to be remembered for what he truly was: a good Christian. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." pic.twitter.com/8geWnVtjv2
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) February 21, 2018
Today, @BillyGraham went on to be with the Lord. Here are my reflections.
"A Humble Servant with a Simple Message: Remembering Billy Graham."
— Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) February 21, 2018
What a joyous moment it had to be when Dr. Billy Graham heard the words that he has longed to hear from his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, "Well done good and faithful servant."
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham once said “My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.” He was a hero of the faith, and is now home in the presence of our Lord. https://t.co/IO9ljCNwfg
— Diane Black (@DianeBlackTN) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham was a rebuke to those who say don’t mix evangelical religion and politics. This brilliant preacher was instrumental to fighting racial segregation: in the 60s he bailed MLK out of jail. pic.twitter.com/pFftTcEPc6
— Tim Stanley (@timothy_stanley) February 21, 2018
“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.’”
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 21, 2018
Praise the Lord for a life well lived. Billy Graham is now seeing our savior face to face–the savior that he introduced to so many. He will be deeply missed.
2 Timothy 4:7 – "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." https://t.co/cD1q7Mexet
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham was truly a legend and a man of god. He will always be remembered as “America’s Pastor”. Rest In Peace.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 21, 2018
There simply will never be another Billy Graham. What a gift of God to this world.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) February 21, 2018
Billy Graham – 1918-2018
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whomever believeth in him, though he shall die, he shall have everlasting life.”
John 3:16 pic.twitter.com/wBmqm4Gd0T
— Gina Gentry Loudon (@RealDrGina) February 21, 2018
I join the nation to mourn Rev. Billy Graham today. He spoke to the spirit in all of us. Words cannot express what he means to the people of North Carolina. His message of love, kindness, and hope, remains in our lives long after his own. His sermons echo in our hearts forever.
— Speaker Tim Moore (@NCHouseSpeaker) February 21, 2018