CHARLOTTE -- The Rev. Billy Graham has been a Christian leader for decades and now he's finding a new way to reach out to followers. He's partnering with a popular Bible app to offer his devotionals at the touch of a button.
"Mr. Graham's passion that he has always had to use whatever means possible to reach as many people as possible,” said Mark Appleton, an Internet evangelist with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Now he's reaching out to the tech-savvy through the YouVersion Bible app to make his words more accessible.
"You can be anywhere on the planet, you can be anywhere in the country, and you can be able to get it in your hands and have it will you at all times,” Appleton said.
The YouVersion app has been downloaded more than 100 million times all over the world.
"I think there's a whole population who are tech savvy who need to know who Billy Graham is and what he stood for and the faith that he has encouraged all of us to reach for,” said Denise Voto, a visitor at the Billy Graham Library said.
Graham has a one-year reading plan on the app with new messages each day.
"When we run into something that we need answers for, or need to be encouraged for, we can have it right at our fingertips,” Voto said.
The app is just part of a larger outreach goal, as Graham gears up for his 95th birthday.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to read about the Bible, learn about the Bible, from man who has put the gospel in everybody's heart around the world,” said Ken Barun of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
The YouVersion Bible app is available for free in the app store. Billy Graham's “Day by Day” devotional is also sold as a book.