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

Where was the Rev. Billy Graham?€™s first sermon?

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.

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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.”

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.