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‘America’s pastor’

New documentary examines the legacy of Billy Graham — who once preached at McClellan in 1954

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Poster for the PBS’ ‘American Experience’ Billy Graham documentary.

Perched prominently on a shelf in the Rev. Roland Brown’s Choccolocco Road office is a collection of books that share a singular theme of Christian grace and biblical teachings. It’s no stretch to say they provide a window into the underpinnings of his faith.

“It’s almost a Billy Graham shelf because he’s been that impactful upon our life,” the Golden Springs Baptist Church pastor said. “If he’s written a book, I’ve read it.”

Explore the life of Billy Graham, one of the best-known and most influential religious leaders of the 20th century.

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Evangelist Billy Graham begins his sermon in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Oct. 26, 1994.

Phillip Tutor — — is a Star columnist. Follow him at