Gov. Sarah Palin, Vice President Mike Pence, Franklin and Billy Graham all fall amongst the “100 Most Influential Evangelicals in America,” according to Newsmax.
The site released a list of influential leaders earlier this week.
The list features Billy and Franklin Graham at the top, followed by Pence, Palin, and numerous members of the Robertson family, amongst a slew of others.
Here’s what they had to say about the former Alaska governor:
11. Sarah Palin — The former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential running mate of John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, Palin was very open about her Christian faith but was also strongly targeted by the media and the left for her conservative religious views. She spent time as a commentator for Fox News and is the popular author of several books on faith and politics.
1. Billy Graham — Rev. Graham has slowed down in his active ministry — he will turn 100 next November — but he’s built a legacy as the greatest preacher of the gospel America has ever known. Graham has preached the gospel to nearly 215 million people in stadiums around the world and led more than 3.2 million people to Christ at his Crusades over the years. But his influence is felt beyond the call of invitation as well. Graham opposed racial segregation in the 1950s, integrated his services, and worked to dismantle the black and white divide in America’s church. He advised U.S. presidents on spiritual matters over the course of five decades.
2. Franklin Graham — A bit of a prodigal son in his youth, Franklin Graham eventually followed in his father Billy Graham’s footsteps while also forging his own influential ministry through Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that provides disaster and humanitarian relief and also offers the gospel to millions of people around the world.
According to the article, Pew Research estimates roughly 25.4 percent of Americans are evangelicals.
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