The president said that Graham shared his message of faith with everyone who he met.
When Billy Graham passed by, the crowd stood silent.
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The evangelist "impacted millions of lives with a simple message", Westerman said. "It was the gospel".
And his invitation to be saved by Jesus contained this barb: "The world, with all of its political correctness, would want you to believe that there are many roads to God".
It's a cold but sunny morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, where mourners wearing scarves, overcoats and ear muffs are filing into a huge tent where the funeral service for the Rev. Billy Graham will be held.
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"I remember we would take walks together along mountain trails above his log home in Montreat", Graham said. And I believe God is saying: 'Wake up church! It's a story I've heard over and over again. I'll see you, maybe soon, but not yet.
He said the famous evangelist was the same at home as he appeared to millions around the world.
'The Billy Graham that the world saw on television, the Billy Graham that the world saw in the big stadiums, was the same Billy Graham we saw at home, ' he said.
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Tributes were paid by Graham's family, beginning with his surviving sister, Jean Graham Ford, who spoke of how much she loved her brother. He said he had impacted on his own life, as his wife as a young woman had gone forward at one of his rallies.
His dedication inspired generations, and his legacy will live on in the memories of the countless lives he touched, including the many presidents for whom he served as a spiritual guide. Graham's ministry launched under "The Canvas Cathedral"-a white canvas tent during a 1949 Crusade in downtown Los Angeles, where 350,000 people heard him share the Gospel over a period of eight weeks".
About 2,300 invited guests are expected to attend.
The President said it was the fourth time a private citizen had lain in honour in the rotunda, following two Capitol Police officers killed in the line of duty in 1998 and civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in 2005.
During Wednesday's service, Trump called Graham "an ambassador for Christ".
Bacon later worked on caskets for such high-profile individuals as George Beverly Shea, a long-time soloist for Graham's crusades, "Bum" Phillips, head coach of the New Orleans Saints from 1981 to 1985, and Chuck Colson, who founded Prison Fellowship International after serving a seven-month prison sentence on obstruction of justice charges stemming from his role in the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
On the grounds of his library, more than 2,000 guests, including a wide variety of evangelical leaders, honored Graham in a service he helped plan himself, featuring songs from Michael W. Smith and the Gaither Vocal Band.
Mr. Graham died at his mountain home in Montreat, N. C., on February 21. According to his doctor, Graham "just wore out", passing peacefully in his sleep.
The Gallup organization, which releases a yearly survey of the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World", named Graham the dominant figure in that poll over the past half century - he was included 42 times, including 35 consecutive years.