Cummings Statement on the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham

February 21, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) released the following statement on the passing of evangelist and spiritual counselor Rev. Billy Graham:


“Today I join with people around the globe in mourning the loss of Billy Graham and I offer my sincere condolences to his family. Rev. Graham was a visionary spiritual leader whose preaching and teachings touched the lives of millions from all walks of life and brought them closer to God.  He was called America’s pastor because he made his messages of the joy found in faith relatable to everyone. Mr. Graham once said, ‘The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.’ Thankfully, he leaves that legacy for us all.”