Billy Graham Moves Dallas Church Membership to South Carolina

DALLAS (AP) - Evangelist Billy Graham is changing membership from a Dallas church to one in South Carolina near his retirement home.

First Baptist Dallas said yesterday the church was told by Graham's personal assistant that the 90-year-old was switching to First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, S.C.

Graham joined First Baptist Dallas in 1953 during his first crusade in the city. The Rev. Robert Jeffress tells The Dallas Morning News that the church will "always treasure the relationship" with the preacher.

The pastor of First Baptist of Spartanburg, the Rev. Don Wilton,
has preached for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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