• Where was the Rev. Billy Graham's first sermon?

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    PALATKA, Fla - The Rev. Billy Graham's 80 years of spreading the gospel began in a small church in Florida.

    Graham was 19 years old at Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka, Florida when he gave his first sermon.

    He preached there for 15 years.

    [IMAGES: Church where Billy Graham held first sermons]

    The sanctuary has been replaced with a new building but there are still photographs of Graham around the building.

    “Somebody said, ‘Oh, he won’t make much of a preacher,” the Rev. Benny Reynolds said. “I think he was wrong? I think he was wrong.”

    [SPECIAL SECTION: Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99]

    Members at Peniel Baptist Church talked about Graham’s legacy at Wednesday night’s service.

    Graham died Wednesday at his North Carolina home in Montreat. He was 99.

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