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Billy Graham Remembered By His Alma Mater


Southern Baptist minister Billy Graham died at the age of 99 today.  He was well known for the scope of his ministries, as well as providing spiritual counsel to several U.S. Presidents. His alma mater, Wheaton College, opened the Billy Graham Center in 1981. Executive Director Dr. Ed Stetzer says Graham will be difficult to match theologically.

“I don’t think Billy Graham has a theological successor. He was a man of his time. I think Billy Graham’s legacy would be millions upon millions of men and women who are sharing Christ as he did. But I just don’t think we’re at the time when there’s one person or persons who succeeds Billy Graham."

The center is putting together plans to honor Reverend Graham but hasn’t yet made them public.

Jenna Dooley has spent her professional career in public radio. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois - Springfield. She returned to Northern Public Radio in DeKalb after several years hosting Morning Edition at WUIS-FM in Springfield. She is a former "Newsfinder of the Year" fromthe Illinois Associated Press andrecipient of NIU's Donald R. Grubb Journalism Alumni Award. She is an active member of the Illinois News Broadcasters Association and an adjunct instructor at NIU.