Billy Graham Set to Mark 99th Birthday; Son Franklin Gives Update on Health
Billy Graham Set to Mark 99th Birthday; Son Franklin Gives Update on Health, Plans for 100th Year
World famous evangelist Billy Graham is set to celebrate his 99th birthday on Nov. 7, with son Franklin Graham announcing that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will mark the major highlights of his life throughout the next year.
Nov. 7 will be a big milestone for my father as he turns 99 and enters his 100th year. As a family, we are just so very grateful that he is still with us. His mind is good but he’s quieter these days. He can’t see or hear well, but his health is stable,” Franklin Graham said Wednesday.
“On his birthday, some family will be with him and we’ll give him his favorite cake — a lemon cake with lard icing. He loves those cakes — but it has to have the lard icing,” he added.
At the Billy Graham Library we’ll have a special celebration that day, as this year is also the 10th anniversary of the opening of the library. We’ll have birthday cake for everyone who comes by.
Franklin Graham explained that as his father enters his 100th year, the BGEA will be marking the major moments from his eight decades of ministry.