America's beloved Christian evangelist who rose to celebrity status in 1949 and operates a variety of media and publishing outlets.
He avoided drugs and alcohol after his father made him and his sister drink beer until they were sick.
He was a spiritual adviser to a number of Presidents and he bailed Martin Luther King Jr. out of jail in the 1960s when he was arrested in demonstrations.
He married Ruth Graham in 1943.
He and Reverend Jerry Falwell are both evangelists, though they have several opposing views.
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