July 26, 2003 by

Bill Bright

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Categories: Religious Leaders

bbright.jpgWilliam R. Bright, the founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, died on July 19 from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 81.
In 1947, Bright found religion. With the help of his friend, the Rev. Billy Graham, Bright launched Campus Crusade at UCLA. The organization’s goal was to spread Christianity to college students.
Fifty years after it started, Campus Crusade has become a worldwide organization worth $374 million. It has a staff of 26,000 people in over 190 countries.
“He has carried a burden on his heart as few men that I’ve ever known. A burden for the evangelization of the world,” said Graham.
Video Message From Bright

One Response to Bill Bright

  1. Taylor

    Bill was a very influential man who lived out his calling. he was also very loving torward his wife, Vonette and loved people. Jesus was more than a religion to him. Jesus was his best friend and that was very evident.

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