We want to take time to pray for the family of Dr. Billy Graham in the loss of his wife Ruth Bell Graham, who also was a beloved mother, grandmother, Sunday School teacher, and author. Many of you may not realize it, but throughout the years this family has been a support and encouragement to Toccoa Falls College. Dr. Billy Graham was on our campus for our 50th year celebration and on several occasions, his son, Franklin Graham recommended Toccoa Falls College to students coming to the United States from overseas. This year, Billy Grahamâ€™s grandson, the Rev. William (Will) Franklin Graham IV, was our Baccalaureate speaker. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from the college. During his address to the graduating class, he recalled how his grandfather told him that if he had the opportunity to do everything over again, he would spend more time in prayer and the study of Godâ€™s Word. These were the very things that Will Graham encouraged our graduates to do with passion and dedication.
Dr. David Reese looks on as Rev. William (Will) Franklin Graham IV shakes hands with Dr. W. Wayne Gardner at baccalaureate May 2007