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The Hour of Decision

Called "the Pastor to Presidents", Reverend Dr. Billy Graham leads this radio show 30 minutes music and revival.

4 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 2 hours, 2 min)
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"Communism and Imperialism"



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Billy Graham

The Reverend Dr. Billy Graham has consistently been listed among the most admired people in the United States and has been called "the Pastor to Presidents".

Billy Graham 1958Graham grew up on his father's dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 15 when Prohibition ended in 1933. On that occasion, Graham's father sat his two eldest children down and forced them to drink beer until they were very sick. It was enough to dissuade Billy and his younger sister from alcohol and intoxicating drugs for the rest of their lives.

In 1934, a farm hand convinced Billy to attend a revival meeting in Charlotte with the evangelist Mordecai Ham. Graham stated that his conversion took place over 16 meetings led by Ham.

Feeling a call to the ministry, Graham began attending Bob Jones College in Cleveland, Tennessee. However, he found the coursework and the rules too legalistic and nearly left school after one semester. It was only the intervention of "Dr. Bob", founder of the college, that kept him from "throwing his life away". Jones told him that "You have a voice that pulls. God can use that voice of yours. He can use it mightily." Graham eventually graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois in 1943.

Graham was hired to be the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois, after graduating. (He had intended to commission as a chaplain in the armed services, but contracted the mumps soon after applying.) Graham's friend Torrey Johnson complained that his Chicago radio program, Songs in the Night, was about to be canceled due to a lack of funding. With the support of his Western Springs congregation, Graham took over the broadcast on January 2, 1944.

Reverend Graham gained national attention when he scheduled a series of revival meeting in Los Angeles in 1949. Meeting in circus tents that had been erected in a parking lot, the event was to last three weeks. With the support of the conservative Hearst newspapers, it stretched into eight.

In 1950, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was formed in Minneapolis. A centerpiece of the BGEA was the weekly broadcast of The Hour of Decision. Despite the title, the program was 30 minutes music and revival directed by Cliff Barrows and built around a sermon from Reverend Graham. ABC TV carried the program from 1951 to 1954. The program is credited with changing countless lives over the years.

Billy Graham

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 2 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 2 hours 2 minutes
      1. Hr Decision Billy Graham 580112 How Communist Imperialism.mp3
      2. Hr Decision Billy Graham 581228 Great Art Our Needs For 1959.mp3
      3. Hr Decision Billy Graham 590104 Heard Jesus America Fooled.mp3
      4. Hr Decision Billy Graham 590111 Spirit Conformity To World.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    4 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 2 min
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      4 shows - total playtime 2 hours 2 minutes
      1. Hr Decision Billy Graham 580112 How Communist Imperialism.mp3
      2. Hr Decision Billy Graham 581228 Great Art Our Needs For 1959.mp3
      3. Hr Decision Billy Graham 590104 Heard Jesus America Fooled.mp3
      4. Hr Decision Billy Graham 590111 Spirit Conformity To World.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    4 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 2 min

    Hour of Decision Disc A001

    1. Hr Decision Billy Graham 580112 How Communist Imperialism
    2. Hr Decision Billy Graham 581228 Great Art Our Needs For 1959

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    Hour of Decision Disc A002

    1. Hr Decision Billy Graham 590104 Heard Jesus America Fooled
    2. Hr Decision Billy Graham 590111 Spirit Conformity To World

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