Covenanter Dedicated as Child by Graham

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 21, 2018) – There were countless numbers of people who came to Christ at Billy Graham crusades, but Covenant pastor Stephanie Williams O’Brien was dedicated as a child by the evangelist.

O’Brien’s father, Bob Williams, was a longtime vice president of international ministries for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association until he died in 2000. The Graham and O’Brien families were close.

O’Brien, who is pastor of Mill City Church, said in an extended interview with Minnesota Public Radio this morning that, “[Billy Graham] was focused so much on what he was for when a lot of Christian leaders even today are more focused on what they’re against. He focused so much on what he was for, and that was people knowing Jesus and having a relationship with him. That’s why I think he was able to be so influential with so many leaders, so many presidents, so many leaders around the world.”

O’Brien’s mother, Karen Williams, is a member and leader at Redeemer Covenant in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.


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Stan Friedman is the news and online editor for the Covenant Companion and is grateful for the opportunity to serve in a job that combines his newspaper and pastoral ministry experience. He has been to 15 Bruce Springsteen concerts in four cities and listened to “Thunder Road” an average of at least once a day for 41 years.

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