World-renowned evangelist and “America’s Pastor,” the Rev. Billy Graham has passed, aged 99. According to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the North Carolina native “died today at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat.” Over a ministry career that spanned almost 80  years, it is estimated that Billy Graham preached to around 215 million people through his gospel crusades. With tributes flooding in from across the globe,

you’d be hard-pressed to find any evangelical ministry that has not been profoundly impacted by Graham and his message. One extraordinary tribute that has emerged is from TODAY anchor Kathie Lee Gifford. “I think the value of a life is if you can look back and say you impacted one person’s life for eternity — how awesome is that? Well, Billy can look back on his life and be absolutely assured that he has impacted millions of lives for eternity,” Gifford penned at TODAY. READ MORE