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Leaders react to passing of evangelist Billy Graham

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MONTREAT, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The world is reacting to the news of the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, longtime evangelist and who preached to millions during his lifetime.

Graham passed away at his home in North Carolina at age 99 on Wednesday. READ MORE: Rev. Billy Graham passes away at age 99

Graham's son, Franklin Graham, posted a message on Facebook after the news broke saying that the late reverend would be missed but is reunited with his mother and the Lord.

Pres. Donald Trump tweeted saying there was no one like Graham and he would be deeply missed:

Vice President Mike Pence also took to Twitter to reflect on Graham's positive impact:

Former President Barack Obama shared a statement in Graham's passing on his Twitter account:

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley shared one of Graham's well-known quotes on her Twitter:

My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.

-Billy Graham

Senator Tim Scott shared his sentiments on Graham's death:

Rep. Jeff Duncan issued the following statement on Graham's passing:

“I’m saddened to hear of Reverend Billy Graham’s passing this morning. His ministry of spreading the good news of the Gospel touched millions of people across the globe. Although his passing is a tremendous loss for our nation and the world, I know he is rejoicing with his Lord and Savior today in Heaven. 

Please keep his family and friends in your prayers as they grieve the loss of an incredible man.”

Bob Jones University Pres. Steve Pettit issued the following statement:

“Bob Jones University extends its sympathy to the family and associates of Billy Graham at this time of loss and trust they will experience God’s comfort and strength. As an evangelist, Dr. Graham desired that men and women hear the Gospel and come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We rejoice for all of those who accepted Christ’s free gift of salvation through his ministry.”

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