SouthBound: Leighton Ford On Family, Faith, And His Friendship With Billy Graham

Apr 17, 2019

Leighton Ford wasn’t born a Southerner, but surely by now he qualifies – he has lived in Charlotte more than 60 years. Before then, back home in Canada, he met a young preacher named Billy Graham. He ended up not just working with Graham, but marrying his sister Jeanie. He went on to his own career as a teacher and mentor to young evangelist. But he and Billy Graham stayed friends to Graham’s dying day.

Ford is 87 now. He has spent a lot of time thinking about not just how he got to where he is, but what might lie ahead – and whether the things he has believed all these years will turn out to be real.  

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Show notes:

Other music in this episode:

  • James Pants, "Sweet Lord"
  • Dee Yan-Key, "Lamb of God"

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