By Joy Allmond
Since Billy Graham’s death on Feb. 21, it seems as though the world couldn’t get enough of him. But starting this month, they’re going to get a little more.
On Aug. 20, the permanent SiriusXM channel—The Billy Graham Channel—will launch. The Billy Graham Channel, found on Channel 460, will feature messages “America’s Pastor” preached over the decades from hundreds of venues around the globe.
The Billy Graham Channel began a series of limited runs last November, beginning with Graham’s 99th birthday, and included a temporary tribute channel in conjunction with his passing earlier this year.
Since his death, ministry followers and SiriusXM subscribers have steadily contacted his ministry, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), as well as the broadcast company, to petition for more inspiring messages from the world-renowned evangelist.
Soon, subscribers from around the world will have access to these messages 24 hours a day by tuning into Channel 460 or listening online.
And if a new permanent radio station isn’t enough for those who want more of Billy Graham, Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., opened an exhibit on Aug. 5 to honor the late evangelist and give visitors a glimpse of his impact on the world.
Coming Soon: Billy Graham, one of the most influential voices of the past century, brought the Bible to the attention of millions. Through rare artifacts, photographs, and video footage, this new exhibition explores the Bible’s place in Graham’s life and ministry. pic.twitter.com/UkJI7p279N
— Museum of the Bible (@museumofBible) July 28, 2018
“Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, and the Challenges of the Modern World” will be on display for museum visitors through Jan. 29, 2019.
With the support of BGEA, Museum of the Bible is presenting rare video footage, photographs, and artifacts to help tell the story of how Graham became a leading evangelical presence in the world.
The exhibit will show a more personal side of Graham. According to the museum’s website, the special exhibit aims to “reveal his complexities as a human being rather than a cultural icon.”
JOY ALLMOND (@joyallmond) is managing editor of Facts & Trends.