Christian Evangelist Billy Graham is dead at the age of 99. The Reverend Graham was born in 1918 in North Carolina, the oldest of four children. He was ordained a minister in 1939. He was known for his charismatic presence, his voice and his revivalist meetings across the U.S. and around the world. Throughout his life, Graham said his only purpose was helping people find a personal relationship with God. He was regularly listed by the Gallup organization as one of the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World," and presidents regularly sought his counsel.