He portrays his grandfather, Billy Graham
, in the Universal Studios biopic titled "Unbroken: Path to Redemption" (about the Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini).
Beach also addressed what's known as the "Billy Graham
rule" that maintains men who are evangelical leaders should not be alone with women who are not their spouses.
Each chapter starts with a Billy Graham
quote, and there are poignant stories about their relationship, from the father's admonishment against playing with matches, to his advice to a son committing his life to Jesus at 22.
The Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association (BGEA) was founded in 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a northern state, and later it moved to Charlotte in the southern state of North Caroline, where Graham had his roots in the Baptist tradition within the Protestant Lutheran section of Christianity.
When Nigeria first fully embraced pentecostalism in the 19th century, made more popular by renowned preacher, Archbishop Benson Idahosa, who passed away in 1998, his style of evangelism only served to affirm the fact that he, indeed, had Billy Graham
, as one of his mentors.
According to the Washington Post, around 2,000 people had gathered at the Billy Graham
library to attend a private funeral service of Billy Graham
powerful preaching and his historic revivals brought so many closer to God because his work was not, ultimately, about him.
Graham, who died last week at 99, was eulogised in front of the Billy Graham
Library in Charlotte under an enormous white tent reminiscent of the "canvas cathedral" where he conducted his breakout evangelical event in Los Angeles in 1949.
"Just a few days ago, my father followed Jesus all the way to heaven," son Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association, said at the funeral.
Graham himself requested Martin for the project and granted him unprecedented access to the Billy Graham
archives and team members, lending this work authenticity and transparency.
will be buried in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday, and all living American Presidents, past and present, are expected to be there, showing the high regard people had for him.
25 -- Billy Graham
, widely touted here in the USA as 'America's pastor', died on February 21 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.