A brand-new documentary commemorating the life and impact of the world-renowned preacher and evangelist Billy Graham, BILLY GRAHAM: An Extraordinary Journey, is releasing to DVD and digital HD on Nov. 6, just a day before what would have been the minister's 100th birthday. Graham passed away earlier this year at age 99 and was laid in honor at the United States Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C., where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in a eulogy praised Graham as "America's pastor."
"It's an extraordinary journey," says Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son and President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. "How God took a young boy off a farm in rural North Carolina in the South and then from there to the ends of the earth. God used one man to touch the world like it's never been touched before - Billy Graham was just part of that journey."
For more than 60 years, Billy Graham preached the Gospel around the world to 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400 "Crusades," simulcasts, and evangelistic rallies in more than 185 countries and territories. Throughout his lifetime, he served as a trusted spiritual advisor to many U.S. presidents and world leaders and impacted the lives of many public figures.
Giving an unprecedented look into the life of the celebrated minister, the 72-minute documentary details Graham's journey as a dairy farmer's son, who rose to prominence, becoming one of the most important religious leaders in modern history.
It showcases his work during the civil rights movement in the United States, behind the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe, and through many pivotal moments in world history. It also features interviews with prominent broadcasters and personalities, including Tom Brokaw, Larry King, Charles Gibson, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Brit Hume.
BILLY GRAHAM: An Extraordinary Journey will be available for purchase on DVD and digital HD at major retailers beginning Nov. 6, with the DVD containing hours of bonus footage and features, including Billy Graham's funeral. The documentary is also available for pre-order now at BillyGrahamFilm.com.
Click below to watch the official trailer for BILLY GRAHAM: An Extraordinary Journey: