(ChurchLeaders) The Reverend Billy Graham, who died February 21, 2018, was one of America’s most respected and beloved Christian evangelists for more than 60 years. Graham preached to an estimated 210 million people around the globe. Despite his globally documented fame as a celebrity evangelist, there remain some intriguing and lesser-known facets of his life, one of which is the surprising friendship between Billy Graham and Queen Elizabeth.
Billy Graham’s Powerful — and Fraught — Friendships
That transcontinental relationship, which was a plot-point favorite in season 2 of Netflix’s lauded series, The Crown, is reentering the spotlight with the release of a new PBS documentary centered on Graham: “American Experience: Billy Graham.” The two-hour film, according to The New York Times, exposes Graham’s interest in politics and “portrays a preacher drawn to power like a moth to flame.”