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"When a brave man requires a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." Billy Graham was that individual, when he stood up and spoke, people sat and listened. Billy Graham is among the best evangelists who ever lived and he's affected millions with a very simple message of God's truth. Billy was born to William and Morrow Graham on November 7, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina ("Billy Graham" 1). He had been born on a dairy farm, at a little white house (Graham 3). Billy was born into a loving family. His parents were loving, but had distinct religious perspectives in relation to him ("Billy Graham" 1). Billy grew up to be a Baptist even though he did not reside in a Baptist home while he was growing up. Billy was the earliest of four Graham kids ("Billy Graham" 1). Since Billy was the oldest, he was always in control if his parents were gone. Billy's sibling directly under him was his sister Catherine (Graham 4). He also had a younger brother called Melvin (Graham 9). Billy's eldest sibling was Jean, who had been born a little before he went off to school (Graham 21). Billy, as the oldest in the household, was a role model for his younger sisters. Billy was trying to become a role model, but he did not have the best role model. Billy's grandfather William Crook, that he had been named after, wasn't the best influence. He was a heavy drinker and cussed like a sailor. Those were just two things Graham did not want to show his younger siblings (Graham 3). Throughout his childhood, his father and his Uncle Clyde ran the dairy farm his family lived on (Graham 6). Billy was a young boy when he started helping around the farm (Graham 9). Billy learned that one of those things he had to demonstrate his younger sisters was that hard work and dedication paid off. Billy'...