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Franklin Graham: Glen Campbell Met Billy Graham; Late Country Star's Story of Redemption Proves God's Power

Leah Marieann Klett : Aug 14, 2017  Gospel Herald

"...Glen said that he surrendered everything to Christ-his pain, his drinking, his whole life and Jesus reached into his life 'and took up the burden.'"

[Gospel Herald] Franklin Graham has reflected on the life and legacy of Glen Campbell and shared that his father, Billy Graham, once met the late country star. (Photo: Glen Campbell and Billy Graham/ Facebook/via Gospel Herald)

On Facebook, the younger Graham shared a photo of his father alongside Campbell, who passed away on August 8 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.

"I never met Glen Campbell, but my father, Billy Graham, did," the Samaritan's Purse CEO captioned the photo. "I think this picture of them from 1971 is great. The country music legend was laid to reston Wednesday, but his testimony to the power of God to change a life lives on."

Campbell, who sold an estimated 45 million records and had numerous hits on both the pop and country charts, asked God to "rescue him from the mess he had made of his life with alcohol and cocaine", Graham revealed.

"He said he 'felt like a drowning man grasping for a life preserver,'" he recalled. "For Glen-and for everyone else-the only life preserver that works is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. If you put your faith and trust in Him, He will rescue your soul for eternity. Glen said that he surrendered everything to Christ-his pain, his drinking, his whole life and Jesus reached into his life 'and took up the burden.'"

The late country singer's wife, Kim, "couldn't have said it any better," said Graham. She said: "People kept telling me he was never going to change, but to say that is to deny Jesus' power to transform lives."

The evangelist concluded his thoughts by urging his 5.8 million Facebook followers to pray for Campbell's family and remember that with God all things...

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