CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Billy Graham originally felt against the idea of a library bearing his name, according to the landmark’s Web site.
Reverend Graham said he did not want to take away from the meaning behind what he had been preaching for decades. He eventually reconsidered, though, knowing it would allow the ministry to continue far into the future.
Organizers announced the plan to build the library in 2005 and it was dedicated by late spring of 2007. Presidents Carter, Clinton and Bush were on hand to see it open.
Hundreds of thousands of people passed through the library, which sits right off of Billy Graham Parkway, since its doors opened.
The Billy Graham Evangelical Association says this is not a museum and it’s not a memorial. It’s used to spread his messages to visitors.