After Hurricane Hugo wreaked havoc across South Carolina, Gov. Carroll Campbell was joined by Evangelical Christian and televangelist Billy Graham on his tour of coastal communities.
“Graham would hold impromptu crusades,” said Mike Campbell, the late governor’s son.
In one story from the tour, Graham jumped on the back of a pickup truck and began preaching. People picking up debris would stop what they were doing to come listen to him, the younger Campbell said.
After Gov. Campbell's death in 2005, Graham wrote the family a note expressing his condolences and recalling fondly the "vivid memories of our trip together by helicopter to the devastated areas of the South Carolina coast."
In the letter, Graham also commented on Campbell’s “deep personal faith” and said a number of people told him that Campbell “would have made a great president.”