Over 2,000 mourners, including President Donald Trump, gathered for the funeral of evangelical preacher Billy Graham in North Carolina.

The respected evangelist who preached to millions in person and through mass media televangelism was being laid to rest at his Charlotte home. He was buried next to his wife Ruth, who died in 2007.

His son Franklin told the assembly: “My father’s greatest longing has been granted. He’s in the presence of God.”

Following his death at the age of 99, Mr Graham became the fourth private citizen in US history to lie in repose in the United States Capitol building, where President Trump paid tribute to him as “an ambassador for Christ who reminded the world of the power of prayer and the gift of God’s grace.” Watch the amazing video below.