BREAKING: Billy Graham "America's Pastor" Dead at 99

The Graham family has confirmed that Billy Graham has passed away at the age of 99.

One of the greatest evangelical leaders of our time, Billy Graham has passed away at the age of 99 at his home in Montreat, N.C.

From Fox News:

"My one purpose in life," he (Graham) said, "is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ."

Graham was last hospitalized November 30 (2011) at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. for what was described as "evaluation and treatment of his lungs." He previously was hospitalized in May 2011 with pneumonia.

William Franklin Graham Jr. was born November 7, 1918 and raised on a dairy farm in Charlotte, N.C.

Thanks Brother Billy, what a homecoming you are having right now, I a sure!

We are now poorer for the loss, but richer for having known him!

Billy Graham was a truly historic figure advancing the Kingdom of Christ and spreading the gospel to millions of people. We are all better for the life of Billy Graham.