A Day in My Life: Billy Graham Museum in Charlotte, NC

I can’t believe a month has passed since my book tour through the southeast. I wanted to share a post about a special day I spent in Charlotte, NC. My niece, Hilary, lives there with her husband.


My sister, Wendy, and niece, Hilary. Two of my favorite people!


Charlotte by day. Such a great city! A happenin’ place.


Same view–Charlotte by night.

We went to the Billy Graham Library while we were there–I’d recommend it! Amazing to see the impact Billy Graham has made on the world by sharing the gospel. He has spoken to more people on this planet than any other man. In one book, I read that crime rate went down in Sydney, Australia, after he had held a crusade there in 1959. My grandfather had worked with Billy Graham and his father-in-law, L. Nelson Bell, to launch a new magazine called “Christianity Today.”


Carl Henry (editor of Christianity today), my grandfather (publisher of CT) and Billy Graham (founder).


The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. This is Billy Graham’s childhood home. He grew up in Charlotte and the home was moved to the library property. Brick by brick!IMG_6225The library is in this barn.

It wasn’t really a library–it had lots of multi-media scenes.





Wheaton College, Billy and Ruth Graham’s alma mater, is near and dear to my heart.


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Donna Ratliff says:

    Hi Suzanne,
    I’ve wanted to go there. So thank you for sharing your day there. What a rich heritage you have, and such a gift of sharing with those of us who haven’t been blessed with such a family of those who have pointed so many to our Lord.
    Thank you for blessing this heart, and oh so many more!

  2. Vera Godley says:

    Suzanne – I wish I had realized sooner you were touring in NC. I would have loved to have you visit our school and speak to students about writing if we were any where near where you were stopping. Perhaps another time.

  3. Jackie Tessnair says:

    I live about an hour away from there and one day I am going go see this,Thanks for sharing.

  4. Vicki Marney says:

    Thank you for sharing this. My travels with my husband for his job, once took us to Charlotte, but we did not go visit Billy Graham’s Library–now I know, that if we ever return, this needs to go on the top of my “Places to See List”.