Kathie Lee Gifford: I Came to Christ at 12 Because of a Movie Billy Graham Put Out

Kathie Lee Gifford at Billy Graham's funeral.
Kathie Lee Gifford at Billy Graham's funeral. (WCNC)

Talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford says she came to Christ because of a film the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association put out when she was 12 years old.

 "There was an altar call at the end of it, and I went down and asked Jesus into my heart," Gifford says.

Today, she joins close, personal friends of the Graham family at his funeral.

"Later, when my career took off, I was asked to do Christmas specials and I wanted Billy to be on my very first Christmas special," Gifford says. "I wanted a special on national television that was actually about Jesus. ... I think they (the association) was doing what they always do when they have requests for Billy... but Billy must've heard about it because then I got a call and they said, 'Dr. Graham would love to do the Christmas special if the invitation is still there.'"

She shared more memories at the funeral. Take a look.

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