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Billy Graham preached at LHS stadium in 1950

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By Greg Summers

It’s estimated that over six decades, Billy Graham shared the Gospel with 215 million people during crusades in 185 countries.
And Graham, whose funeral is today in Charlotte, delivered one of his early sermons in Lancaster.
At age 31, the evangelist spoke to more than 3,000 on March 18, 1950, at the old Lancaster High School football field on Wylie Street.
Elizabeth Mahaffee Phillips, now 86, was there.
“The thing I remember most is the big crowd and all the preaching and singing that night,” said Phillips, who now lives in Florence.


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