Moody Adams This was written to encourage Christians through difficult times and to achieve greater things.
Billy Graham prayed for Moody Adams on Sept. 19, 1954, before the Nashville Crusade. (From Graham Crusade files| These two were unlikely men to be used of God. • Both did poorly in school, while pursuing other interest. • Both had a real personal experience with Jesus Christ. • Both started their ministry preaching on the street and having trouble with police. • Both began their evangelism in tents. • Both were put out of their first church for Biblical preaching. • Both traveled extensively holding evangelistic campaigns. • Both became founders of Bible Schools, Graham at 29, Moody at 78. • Both ended their traveling due to back and leg injuries. • Both saw things they had never dreamed of or imagined. • Both could only attribute their ministries to the work of God. This was written to encourage Christians through difficult times and to achieve greater things.
Billy Graham brought his popular evangelical crusade to Nashville for the first time. On Sept. 19, 1954, the last night of the crusade, an estimated 65,000 people filled the stadium
While attending college, Graham became pastor of the United Gospel Tabernacle and also had other preaching engagements. From 1943 to 1944, Graham briefly served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois, . In 1948 at the age of 29, he became president of Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis and the youngest president of a college or university in the country, from which he resigned in 1952. Graham traveled throughout both the United States and Europe as a YFCI evangelist. Templeton applied to Princeton Theological Seminary for an advanced theological degree and urged Graham to do so as well, but he declined as he was already serving as the president of Northwestern Bible College. Graham scheduled a series of revival meetings in Los Angeles in 1949, for which he erected circus tents in a parking lot. He attracted national media coverage, especially in the conservative Hearst chain, although Hearst and Graham never met.. In 1948 at the age of 29, he became president of Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis and the youngest president of a college or university in the country, from which he resigned in 1952. Graham initially intended to become a chaplain in the Armed Forces, but he contracted mumps shortly after applying for a commission. After a period of recuperation in Florida, he was hired as the first full-time evangelist of the new Youth for Christ (YFC),