2001 Billy Graham Fresno

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Billy Graham calls thousands to Christ
during record-breaking Calif. harvest

   FRESNO, Calif. (BP)--California's agricultural heartland yielded a harvest of souls Oct. 11-14 as evangelist Billy Graham preached on God's love and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ during a record-setting "outreach" in Fresno.
   Undeterred by a broken foot and unprecedented security precautions, Graham launched the four-day event at Fresno's Bulldog Stadium exactly one month after terrorist attacks struck New York and suburban Washington, DC. The preacher known as "America's Pastor" referred to the tragic events each time he spoke.

California Southern Baptists joyous over Billy Graham visit

   FRESNO, Calif. (BP)--"A meeting like this may never come to Fresno again," Billy Graham told an overflow stadium crowd Oct. 12 in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley.
   "This is your one moment; come while you can," the evangelist urged.

Musicians share inspiration, faith with Graham audiences

   FRESNO, Calif. (BP)--It wasn't all preaching at the Billy Graham Central California Crusade Oct. 11-14 in Fresno's Bulldog Stadium. There was singing, too.
   There was singing, too.
   Cliff Barrows and George Beverly Shea, longtime friends and associates of the North Carolina evangelist, took the stage each night during the four-day evangelistic outreach. Their association with Graham dates back to the mid 1940s.