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- Born near Coweta, Okla in 1921
- Married to Vonette Zachary
- Graduated from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a minor in sociology
- Became a Christian in 1945
- Started Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951
- Wrote The Four Spiritual Laws booklet in 1956 with more than 2.5 billion distributed to date
- In 1979, introduced The JESUS film. Viewed by 5.1 billion people in 234 countries and translated into 800 languages
- In 1996, presented with the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion
- Held six honorary doctorate degrees
- Died July 19, 2003, in Orlando, Fla., from complications related to pulmonary fibrosis at age 81

Links:
Bill Bright Memorial
Bright Media
Bright Obituary
Bill Bright goes home - NewsMax
William Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, dies at age 81 - CNN
Campus Crusade for Christ Founder Bill Bright Dies at 81 - Christianity Today
Campus Crusade Founder William R. Bright Dies - WP
Bill Bright: Twilight of the Evangelist - Time

Posted: 2003-07-23 21:55:40


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