Birthday Wishes

On February 1, 2009, George Beverly Shea turned 100 years old. Hundreds of greetings have poured into the site from all over the world, and you can also join in sending him your congratulations. They will be much appreciated and some of the messages will be posted on this site. Thank you for taking the time to tell Bev Shea how his century of service has impacted your life.


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Birthday wishes may also be mailed to the following address:

Ambassador International
Attn: George Beverly Shea's 100th Birthday
427 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29609


A selection of birthday wishes others have sent:




Scott & Rachel, Josh & Abigail
Sorry for the lateness, thank you for your work & music. May the Lord bless you greatly, with love in the Lord. The Atkinson family, Settle, Yorkshire, England.

Rick Floyd
Happy Birthday George. You've been one of my favorite 'bass' singers for most of my life (age 62). I remember the first time I heard "How Great Thou Art" - and it was you singing it. I was just 11 when my folks took my brother and me to the Billy Graham Crusade at Madison Square Garden. I think it was 1958. Wow! How great that was! It became one of my all-time favorite hymns after that night. I heard recently on a Bill Gaither interview with you that this was the first time you sang that now famous hymn. A surprise to me was that you said you changed the words slightly to 'rolling thunder' instead of 'roaring thunder' because it was easier to sing. I don't think I've ever heard it sung with 'roaring' ever. Happy Birthday again. Your music has been a blessing to me and my family for many years. I'm an amateur musician (play euphonium) and play solos in our church several times a year. 'How Great Thou Art' is still one of my favorites. God bless you George. Love in Christ, Rick Floyd

Kathy Jenkins
Dear Mr. Shea, A belated happy birthday wish for your 100th birthday! You have impacted so many people around the world and reached so many people for Him.

Todd Graves
Happy Birthday you are a gift and blessing for millions. We thank our Lord Jesus for your ministry. God Bless You.

Brian Lewke
May God Bless you with another 100 years, love to hear you sing.

Steve George
I'm listening to you sing now on CBC Radio. Your voice is booming like a church's pipe organ. Thank-you. God Bless, All the Best in your 100th Year sir. Steve George.

Lou Lollio
Hi George:You are just great! I really appreciate what you have done for Christians worldwide. Happy 100th. You are a legend and we love you in California. Blessings, Lou.

C. PHILLIPS
DEAR BRO. SHEA, GOD BLESS YOU ON YOUR 100TH BIRTHDAY. I GREW UP LISTENING TO YOU SING OF GOD'S GOODNESS AND LOVE. AND BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS TO HIM, HE HAS BLESSED YOU TO SEE YOUR 100TH BIRTHDAY. WELL, DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT WELL DONE. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

SAM
GOD BLESS, YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME SO MUCH WITH YOUR MUSIC

John Walls
Hi Mr.Shea happy Birthday and many more. We love you and the music you have given us over the years and thank God for you.

John Perry UK
I had the honour of singing on the same stage as you at the West Ham Football stadium in England some years ago. I sang "He Means All" a beautiful Dallas Holm song & you kindly commented to me how much you enjoyed it. That was a real compliment. So thank you and many Happy returns, you are a lovely man.... God Bless, John Perry

Betty Dillenburg
Happy 100th Birthday Brother SheaGod's Blessings to you. I was born in 1953 into a missionary home. I was raised on your music. I can listen to you sing all day.

David Gallagher
I will be forever changed, being blessed singing in the choir behind you during Billy Grahams Mission Oklahoma City. Happy Birthday my Brother.

Dale & June Philip (Melbourne Australia)
Happy Birthday and God's richest blessing on your 100 years. We were a part of the 1959 Melbourne crusades and have fond memories of seeing the Holy Spirit work in the hearts of Melbourne people. Singing in the choir every night is an experience we will never forget.

Barry and Elaine George
What a blessing you have been over the years to so many people...and continue to be. God bless you! We will meet one day in Glory.

Sarah Ledsom
I heard you sing The Lords Prayer when I was 5 years old. My great grandmother had an old 78rpm record and I wanted to hear it again and again. I was reminiscing with my dad tonight, who is 85 and I am 54, but that record is in my heart forever. God Bless and Happy 100 Birthday.

Mark Acors
thank you for all the years of service to our lord and saviour,it is hard to imagine the number of lives you along with Mr. Graham have changed and souls you have saved. God bless you.

Royce Grubb
A great witness for God thru your singing. Your reward is forth coming I know.

Derek & Christina Thompson
Praise God for your life and voice that was used to sing His praises to the world. May God continue to bless you in this great birthday year, many congratulations from us folk in Northern Ireland, U.K. Sorry it's a little late.

Bob Gersztyn
Happy Birthday George. I love you.

David Smith
I am 6o this year and have been a fan of Bev's since I was about 14. My teen years were in the 60s in Scotland, with the Beetles etc being a huge influence to many of my peers; but even at that age, as a singer myself, I recognized the hallmark of Bev Shea's singing - sincerity. He meant every word he sang and that came through and touched people's hearts. Throughout my own years involved in worship music I have always tried to show that same sincerity in my music. I love you dear friend, even though we have never met, and wish you a very happy hundredth birthday! Thank you for the great blessing you have been.

J Smith
Happy Birthday Bro Shea... I remember hearing about you, connected with the Billy Graham missions. I got saved after reading - "How to Be Born Again"Now I want to do what you do. I feel God has called me to a Music Ministry. May God bless you for staying faithful.

Marilyn Crabtree
I want to wish you a belated "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" We share the same birthday but there is a difference of 31 years. I was privileged to have had wonderful Christian parents and grew up loving the Lord and His church. We would always listen to the crusades, first on the radio and then on TV when we bought one. I would sing alto along with you as you sang during the crusade. In 1958 my mother and I with several youth from our church drove to San Francisco from Ventura CA to be a part of that wonderful crusade. It was very special to me and I was able to get your autograph along with Billy Graham and Tedd Smith in my Bible. What a treasure that Bible is to me today. What a blessing your music has been to me all these years. I am so blessed to have lived during the these years of the Billy Graham crusades. I praise the Lord for you and hope that you receive this message even though it is past your birthday. May God continue to bless you with more years to praise Him through song. And by the way, I love the video that Bill Gaither did with you. Thank you for way you allowed God to use you in His ministry all over the world.

Tom and Kim Porath and family
Happy Birthday and thank you for the way your music has blessed all of us through the years.

Dennis Toronto
Best wishes to Bev Shea, my favorite singer ever since I was a teen.

Mr. and Mrs. James Manlowe
Happy 100th birthday to a wonderful man of God whose music has blessed, lifted up, encouraged and comforted us. Thank you for sharing your voice, music and life with the world.

King'ori Macharia
I thank GOD for your 100 years of service. Your songs have inspired and blessed millions around the world. May GOD richly bless you.

G. Parker
Mr. Shea,I am a twenty-three year old college student living over four thousand miles from home. I am constantly grateful for your ministry and what it has meant to my family over the years. My Canadian great-grandmother passed away at 104 nearly a year ago; you were her favorite musician. Listening to your music here far away from my home provides me with not only happy memories of my grandmother and family, but also reminds me that I should not despair. I am God´s tool and he has a purpose in each decision he makes for his children. I should not despair but rather glory in seeing his will played out in my life. Thank you for your ministry, please know you are continuing to touch new generations!You and my grandmother have taught me that one can continue to speak and live for Christ no matter what the circumstances or age!Blessings, G.Parker

John Williamson
Happy Birthday

Betty Densmore
God bless you and i pray you have a good year

Lois Dale Johnson, Longview, Washington, 1952
When I awoke this morning, I was singing "Sweet Hour of Prayer" in my dream. I could not remember all the words. I thought of you. When I was 16 in Longview, WA, I would sing at the "Youth for Christ" rallys ... and once you were there. I was humbled by your voice. At my request, you signed the inside front cover of my Bible. Through out all these years, when I saw your signature, I had to smile. Your version of "Sweet Hour of Prayer" has since been in my heart. I have spent today listening to your music ... crying and thanking God for you. Thank you for all the beautiful music you have given to us and the world. I am sure your Crowns in Glory will be many. May God continue to bless you and your family. With great love and respect ... Lois, Sugar Land, Texas

Hannah, Josiah, Susan and Koshy
Happy 100th Birthday. We love to hear your singing. Keep on singing. God bless.

David Welch
Happy, happy birthday Mr. Shea. I've been on this earth 77 years now and can't remember a time I didn't hear you sing. I hope you keep on singing a long time, but when it ends you will live a long time in the memories of those who had the privilege to enjoy your booming voice.

John Freeze
From North Carolina, I saw your biography on PBS and remembered seeing you as a child singing with Billy Graham on TV in the 1950's. I am now 63 and you 100, so I wanted to express my gratitude for your kind and generous service with your voice and unwavering dedication to God and mankind.

Chip Bell from Sylvania, Ohio
Happy Birthday george - you are an inspiration to me & all our LORDS family in this generation. Your songs have always been a blessing to me. Thank you for using your voice to honor & glorify our lORD JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR.

Rose
Our warm wishes and congratulation on your 100th birthday. God has given you a wonderful gift of life. You are an encouragement to my husband, Mike. Ever since he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in October, 2008, he sings your song "I rather have Jesus" since then. This song has been his favorite even before his illness. Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea! God bless you and keep you in His care always.

Ruth Loftin
Happy belated 100th birthday!! I thorougly enjoy your singing. Your voice is so rich and beautiful. I have seen video of you with Bill Gaither and am so glad he included you that sang with Billy Graham. May God continue to richly bless you ministry.

Shawn Gregoire
I wish you a Blessed Birthday. To be 100 is a Graceful Gift from our God. It is a joy to have a oppertunity to listen to you. Christ's Love to Us

Chuck Covington
Mr. Shea, When I was in sixth grade I had the privilege of being chosen to represent my school in the "All City Choir." My Grandmother told me that if I kept up singing, someday I might be as good as George Beverly Shea. At the time I didn't know who you were, but I found out, and now thirty-eight years later I can say that I have grown to love your music and witness. Happy Birthday! I love you! Keep singing for the LORD.

IMMANUEL
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA MAY GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY AND LET HIM MAKE YOU TO SEE THE UPCOMMING GENERATION PLS DO PRAY FOR ME YOUR LOVING GRANDSON - IMMANUEL

Roger Bowers
Mr Shea what a blessing you are to my life and the recordings I enjoy in my home, you sang before Mr Graham spoke and God moved in as you sang and told the angels to attend, because George was singing and Billy was to preach the old old story of Jesus and his love.God bless you and happy birthday my dear friend. Roger

Ralph and Lynne Siglin
We can remember your songs when we were young people...now we are 64 and still enjoy your music that gives God the glory.

Rod Rowland
Mr.Shea, I purchased your CD in Februray of 2008 and not a week goes by when I don't listen to it. It is the one that begins with "Welcome" from Winchester, Ontario. Congratulations on making it to the big 1 -0-0. I picked up the CD at the Billy Graham Library.

Pastor Ken Armstrong
Mr. Shea, your ministry of music has touched me throughout the half-century of my life. God bless you as you celebrate twice that span. Ken

Dwight K and Sherry Lowther
Congratulations and happy birthday! You are such a blessing to us, not only with your voice and songwriting, but with your constant lifestyle which shows forth our Lord Jesus Christ. You also give this 75-year-old youngster the determination to keep on singing, too!

Alberto Garcia
Dear Mr. Shea,I've been listening to your message in song for over 45 years! Thank you for sharing your beautiful bass voice with us. Happy Birthday, and may God bless you Always.

Dave & Mathilda Armstrong
This week-end I was with your friends, Paul Davis & George Hamilton (IV)at the UK New Christian Music concerts. They reminded us of your birthday and we want to wish you a thousand blessings for your contribution in sharing the gospel and in ministering to my soul so many times. Blessings on ya! Dave & Mathilda Armstrong

Leon Kristoffer Jensen, Norway
Your life has inspired me very much, both to go on singing, and to hold on in the most precious work for our beloved Jesus. Thank you very much, God bless you and all your family for the year to come.

Eileen
Shalom, brother Shea!Thanks so much for inspiring us for so many years! We LOVE you!!!HIS BEST Blessings to you and yours ALWAYS, Eileen

Martin Dawson (NCM Rockabily Artist)
Many best wishes on achieving such a milestone,your voice is truly amazing. The Lord certainly has HIS hands on you. GOD bless you

Shirley Mac Rae Cutten
Happy Birthday, George Beverley Shea. I grew up in Moose Creek, a few miles from Winchester, Ontario. I am so proud you were born in our area, and I've loved you and your music all my life. God bless you and keep you in His care.

Barbara E. McIntosh
This is a late birthday greeting as I just found this site. My husband, who is now deceased, and I thank the Lord for your ministry to us. When you sing, you sing from the heart. The joy of the Lord shows in your face. Thank you for being a blessing to us and to all who hear you.

Daniel B. Klinger, Jr.
Dear Mr. Shea, Recently I saw you on the Gospel Music Channel being interviewed by Bill Gaither. I cried like a baby through the whole thing. The Lord showed me why I was so moved. He showed me that God had used you to place His handprint of Himself on my spirit as I listened to you sing as a young child. And when I first started singing solos in church at the age of 17, How Great Thou Art, The Love of God, I'd Rather Have Jesus, The Wonder of It All, and Hallelujah, I Have Found Him, were the first songs I sang. I later followed and sang the songs of Honeytree, Keith Green, Steve Green, Sandi Patti, and Larnell Harris. When I listeded, and still listen to you, I am strongly impressed that you reflect the strength of love, gentleness, and approachableness of God Himself. I hope one day to meet you, before heaven. My great grandfather lived to be 2 weeks short of 101. You look like you could go for a very long time. I just turned 49. God bless you and your wife, and thank you again from the bottom of my heart for giving me God in human flesh! Happy Birthday!Most sincerely, Daniel B. Klinger, Jr.

Vann Marshall
Mr. Shea you sir indeed have been a soilder in the Lord's Army. I THANK YOU for your dedication to the Lord and telling us all about his love through your beautiful voice. I pray you have a beautiful day and GOD BLESS YOU!! I hope you have 100 more to go!!

Daniel & Madeleine Ramambason
Dearest George Beverly SHEA, We can not but share with Mrs Shea and you how we feel about your 100th Birthday: as one-centuried-man, GOD has led you through the 1914-1918 World war, the 1939-1945 World war, the 1917 Bolshevik's communist revolution, the Mao Tse Toung's communist revolution, 25 US President's terms, 3 or 4 popes, the Viet Nam war, The Korean war, The birth of the United Nations, The fall of the Berlin wall, the death of USSR, and what more can I say ? You have seen many who were born, and many who died.Your GOD-given longevity reminds us of how true are the words of Psalms 92. Man alone can not go that far, JEHOVAH,GOD ALMIGHTY, is there in your life and HE uses you as a public testimony of His ever enduring faithfulness.With love in JESUS CHRIST Our Lord and Savior, we wish you a happier another 100 years to com. Daniel & Madeleine

Peter Reedman
SirHearty Greetings and Congratulations from Sydney Australia I remember your tour with Billy Graham in 1958 Your voice was just magic All th every best God BlessPeter Reedman

Elaine Huggins Hill
My Dear Mr. Shea,Happy Birthday to you! My introduction to you began some 50 odd years ago in Orlando, FL where we had moved, from SC. A young girl, 9 yrs old was standing outside a little country store one balmy evening waiting for the grownups to finish their shopping. Something new had been added to that little store, a loudspeaker was now attahed to it's roof. Coming over that very contraption was a man singing a beautiful hymn. Being a fith wheel, I always had to find my own entertainment so I began listening to every word of the song and that beautiful voice singing it. The crescendo's reached went to my very soul and has remained in my heart since that very evening. Thus, was my introduction to George Beverly Shea. You my dear sir, are personification to that very title, "How Great Thou Art". Sincerely, Elaine Hill

Mary Palmer
Mr Shea; I never tire of your voice. The Lord tryly blessed you with that wonderful talent. I still get goose bumps hearing you sing; today was watching the "Gaither" Show on church tv station and you were there singing with your phenomenal voice. I really want to purchase your CD's but a little high for my budget right now.Happy Birthday to a Centenarian; you will always be remembered in our home. May God's love continue to bless you as you always bless us. Mary

Robert Allen
Have a very Blessed Birthday. I enjoy your gospel songs so very much.

Dennis Amos
Bev,Thank you for being you. Thank you for being available to the Lord to be used mightily. Ill look forward to singing with you in glory.

Lamar Griggs
George, I heard you sing many years ago (1969) at Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. I will never forget, you missed a word in the song you were singing and you stop the music and appologized for not being better prepared. You had hundereds of songs in your memory, but took time to say "missing a word" was un-acceptable! I was impressed that you would do that for a group of students! You made a lasting impression on how preparation in God's work is so improtant! Thanks for your honesty and for your devotion to God. God has blessed! And I am proud he chose to bless you! Congratulations.

Helen Love
Happy birthday for the 1st February. Your music has been an absolute blessing to me over the years.

Donald DePriest
George, what a wonderful life. My father introduced me to you through listening to the radio at a young age. Happy 100 and God Bless...

Ruth Elliott
Dear Mr. Shea,I have been listening to, singing and playing your wonderful songs all my life. There's no better songs in all the world than "How Great Thou Art" and "I'd Rather Have Jesus". I have played them many times as preludes and offertories. God has truly blessed you with a great voice and many years to use it. I wish you a great 100th year. God's Blessings, Ruth Elliott, Boone, NC

Debbie King
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You are my & my mother's favorite singer of "How Great Thou Are"!

Rebecca Justnes
I have been so inspired by your music, and the hymn "I'd Rather Have Jesus" is one of my favorites. You're absolutely right, there is no substitute for a personal relationship with Jesus . . . and I thank you for your ministry in helping to lead so many to the foot of the cross. Music truly is a language that all can understand, and sometimes a melody can reach a heart when mere words alone cannot. God Bless You and Happy Birthday!

The Quidera Family
Happy Birthday Mr.George Beverly Shea! Your life encourages us to live for Jesus and be a light to the world just like you! We thank God for your bright example! We wish we could meet you in person, but look forward to reading your book!

Staddon family
Happy 100th Birthday! We praise God for you and the way you have impacted the world with your singing. May God bless you with many more years in which to sing His praises!

Colleen Cornes
God has blessed you and honoured you with life to this wonderful age. You have been obedient to His calling. What a Blessing you have been to thousands who have come to know the Lord through your ministry.CONGRATULATIONS....LOVE...AND MAY THE VERY BEST OF GOD'S PROVISION, CONTINUE ON YOUR BLESSED LIFE.

Caroline Moses, India
Dear Uncle, I love listening to your songs for years. You are a blessing in my life. The book "Then sings my soul" has touched my life so much. Have a great birthday and may God use you more and more for His glory. Love you. You are a blessing. My husband is a Pastor and Worship leader. We go around the world and declare the good news of Jesus. We are blessed with 2 children, Christopher 11 years and Christina 9 years. Kindly uphold us in your prayers. We love to sing and glorify God! Greetings to you from India!

Ron Bernard (scotland)
Thanks George for all your faithful service to the Lord.....

Glenn Douglas Tubb
Thank you for all the years of devotion to our Christian music. You have established a standard so high that the rest of us can only dream of ever reaching your level. I'm sure you have made the good Lord proud and the rest of us a little envious. May God continue to bless you and your work. Happy birthday.

David & Gwynneth Weston
Dear 'Bev'Congratulations on your birthday!Sorry this is a rather belated greeting - only just discovered this web site but we do want to join in your celebration of God's faithfulness over a whole century. Your dedicated and annointed singing at Billy Graham Crusades and on record and CD has blessed and cheered us over many years and will continue to do so while we have breath. You will never know the encouragement we have received. We join you in thanking God for His expansive favour and pray that you will continue to be blessed. You are the best but we give the Glory to the Lord!With our love thanks and prayers,David & Gwynneth

Serge Romeus
Brother in Christ, Mr. Beverly Shea,You may know how many songs you have written and so many you have sung but you will never be able to count the number of souls you habe brought to the Lord. On your 100th birthday I would like to first thank God for the day you were born and the kind of life He has chosen for you to live and second, wishing you a blessing and wonderful birthday. May your days continue to be the joy of the others in Jesus our Lord. HAPPY 100 BIRTHDAY! Sincerely, Serge

Shea Stewart
Mr. George Beverly Shea,My mother named me after you. It might be tough being a boy named Shea, but I have proudly carried your name since my birth. Thanks for letting me borrow it.

Ray Russell
Happy birthday to an awesome man. You are indeed the insperation needed by so many, including myself. I thank our Almighty God for sharing you with us for so many years. May he bless us all with many more years from you. Hope to hear you on the other side with HIM.

Jim
100 years old! That is amazing! I wish you a very Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. I have always loved to hear your gospel songs as a child and listening to those same songs now brings back many beautiful memories I have forgotten about. Thank you for all of the fine work you have done for the Lord. You and Billy Graham make a great team. May God continue to richly bless you sir. Amen.

Faye
You are a remarkable man and role model. You imspire us, and we want to thank you for all you have done and will do in your lifetime. God Bless you!!!

Joe & Onalee Atrozskin
The Lord Blessed you with a beautiful voice that you have used to enrich the lives of so many others. Thank You so very much for the wonderful songs of praise you sing of our Savior. May you have love & peace & know you are appreciated.

Eileen Duncan
Congratulations on reaching this wonderful milestone in your life and may God richly bless you in the days ahead. Your wonderful singing voice has brought great blessing to many, many people down through the years and it is still a joy for me to listen to your recordings.

Tino Batt
From the Shoshone Bannock Tribes, Thank you for being a blessing. Thank you

PatrickCoram,Toronto,Canada
Many happy returns. My family have enjoyed your God given voice for many Years. God's blessings be with you. Sincerly, Patrick Coram and family.

Charles Causey
Sir: My parents, John and Vera Causey, from Dothan, Alabama, always talked about you. I am not really sure if they had ever met you. You were always their favorite. Happy Birthday Sir.

Mark and Suzann McIntyre of Cottage Grove, Oregon
Mr. Shea,It is an honor to wish you a belated 100 year birthday. You are an honored vessel of the Lord. Thank you for sharing with the world the wonderful gift of song that the Lord gave to you. What a wonderful inspiration of faith you, Pastor Graham, and Mr Barrows have been to America.Bless you, dear sir.Mark and Suzann McIntyreof Cottage Grove.

Jeanine Robert Maxey
Thankyou for all that you are to the world God has blessed us by having you to help along the way GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS

Hal Herweck
So many things to thank you for and so little space. Thank you for the example of support and love that you have displayed. You will never be forgotten.

Heather
I have grown up with my grandma and boy how does she love you!!! Happy birthday to a big inspiration!!!

CRAIG KLAASSEN
YOU HAVE BLESSED SO MANY WITH YOU VOICE AND THE HYMNS YOU SING. GOD GAVE YOU A GREAT BLESSING, IN THE VOICE YOU HAVE AND YOU HAVE LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE FOR HIM IN ALL YOUR YEARS OF SING, I LOOK FORWARD WHEN I CAN SING WITH YOU IN GLORY.

Betty Lou Fanire
Mr. SheaJust listened to you on The Gaither Hour. Hope you had a blessed birthday on Feb. 1st-Sorry I'm late with my wishes. The world has been blessed with you and your music.

Dr. Paul Sheppard
Dear Brother Shea, Thank you for your ministry which impacted my life as a child, and ever since. I was at the Lutheran Church in Mission, BC. when you and Cliff Barrows came to visit us as we prepared for the Vancouver crusade in the early 80's. You were 75 that night I think, and we all sang happy birthday to you. What a thrill to all of us. You have made great difference through your musical gift to the world. I am listening to you and Bill Gaither on the TV right now. I'm about half your age, but love you and hope I can sing untill I'mm 100 too. Sincerely, Rev. Dr. Paul Sheppard P.S. My dad grew up with Dr. John Wesley White. I know you'd know him.

Chris Hornibrook,
Happy Birthday George. I grew up listening to your singing and music ministry. Just yesterday, I heard "I'd rather have Jesus" which challenged my heart to follow Jesus and be closer than ever to his words. My family is in the process of investing greater and greater sums of cash into Kingdom fruit, and this song reminded me again of the true significance of life. Chris, Quebec, CanadaHappy Birthday to you, brother.

Don and Fran Hicks
Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us. Blessed birthday to you and happiness and peace to all of your family.

Carlos Beckles (Barbados)
I'm a Seventh-day Adventist, and most of your hymns are in the Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal. I never really appreciated them until I read some of the stories behind them on the Internet. God has given you a great gift, and I intend to use my gift (singing) to show-case them. Thank you, and thank God for your contribution to the gospel arena. I believe you should give people their 'flowers' when they are alive. Happy birthday!! God bless you!

Trevor and Joy Brown
Hi Bev, Many happy returns for your birthday on 1 Feb. Sorry we are late with the congratulations. My wife and I very much enjoy your singing and appearances on the Gaither DVDs. Of course we wouldn't be the first to mention your rather beautiful voice and great hymns and choruses. We do hope you are around for much longer; until the Lord returns we hope. Many blessing from us and mainly from our Great and Almighty God and Saviour; may He bless you for many years to come. Trev & Joy (Adelaide, South Australia)

Katherine Prescott
Wishing you many more, you are true inspiration

Irel Jennings
Happy birthday George, your are an inspiration to me from I was a little girl, love to hear you sing the songs of zion,may God bless you on this special day, as your days are so shall your strength be, heaven blessings.

Albert Kienle
Dear Bro. Shea. It is with heartfelt thanks that I write on behalf of myself, my brother and sisters. We thank God for you and your friendship and ministry with Billy Graham. We have never met you in person but fondly remember listening to you on The Hour of Decision and the many TV Specials. May God continue blessing your life with song and love until you reach the Portals of Glory of which you often sang about. We love you in Canada!

Brent Kemp - Nassau, Bahamas
Greetings and all inspirational wishes from on high is extended to you (George Beverly Shea) on the turning of your 100th birthday. God truly has blessed you tremendously with such a longevity that I am pleased to extend such high honor to you from a Christian perspective without walls or boundaries. Keep in tune and May the God (Alpha and Omega) continue to shower you with blessings from on high. Be fulfilled and you are His child am sure.

Don Barrie
Hi Mr. Shea,I am the grandson of your friend Barclay Warren. I learned from my mom that you and my late grandfather were friends at Ansley College in Ottawa. You continue to be admired and respected in our family. I'm 35 years old and I enjoy your singing. If I had to list my favourite performances, they would be "How Great Thou Art," "Blessed Assurance" and "I'd Rather Have Jesus." Praise God for your longevity and your powerful voice! Don (Toronto, ON)

Gesica Galicia Bautista
I wish you a very happy birthday. Really a thank to the Lord for the blessings God had given you. God bless you!

Lou Lollio
Happy Birthday to you!!! You are such an inspiration to this country boy from West Virginia. Thank you for the years of commitment. Keep up the Good work of the Lord Jesus. We are watching and listening.

Lois Allem Mills
Dear Mr. Shea,Happy Birthday! My mom, Helen Miller (Allem) composed "Then One Day I Met My Saviour" and "When I Met My Saviour" and you sang them so many times and so beautifully. God bless you. We love you. Eunice (Allem) Holbert and Lois (Allem) Mills

James Mulligan
Thank you for your labour of love in revealing Jesus Christ through your music. When I hear you sing How great thou are. It reveals the awesome power of a great God who cares for us. Thank you.

Mary Lou Derksen
I have been listening to a number of your songs today on YouTube and been crying my heart out. Thank you so much for your ministry that I have enjoyed since I was at Wheaton College in the mid 1950s. God bless you!

David Hoy
Thank you for all your enjoyment given at Crusades ( some I have attended, others I have listened to on cassette). Well done on reaching this landmark. May you be richly rewarded in Heaven. God bless you. David Hoy

M. Walton
Happy Birthday! 100 years is quite a milestone, but you make it look so easy! Your love for Jesus is so evident in all you do and "sing."My first recollection of hearing you sing was as a child in the late 40s or early 50s on the Hour of Decision radio program in Canada. My mother would never miss it and I grew to love your music and your songs soon became favourites. They reach across generations - even my adult daughter (who is now a grandma) loves to include them in her music ministry. A highlight was hearing you and Billy Graham in person in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, several years ago. What a blessing!Thank you for sharing your wonderful music with so many people around the world. May God continue to Bless you and your family. Happy 100th Birthday George Beverly Shea!

Ruth Anderson
I want to wish you a happy birthday Mr. Shea! Thank you for singing in a way that points us to The Lord. Sincerely, Ruth

Lydia Chapman
Congratulations on your 100years of life. It is aninspiration to me to see how God has blessed you with a long life, and to know that in Gods eyes you have faithfully served Him thus you have earned those years. May God continue to bless your life.

Jim Arnott - Sydney Mines, NS
I first heard Bev back in the forties on Songs in the Night. Still love to hear him sing

Steve Arnett Fort Wayne Indiana
I have been blessed by your music for over 50 years. I`d Rather Have Jesus is my favorite because the words mean so much to me.What good would my life be without him.Happy Birthday.

Lewis Isaacson
Dear Mr. Shea, The story of your composing music to Mrs. Rhea Miller's poem and your commitment to singing for the Lord has been such a blessing and encouragement to me personally. Thank you!Now....I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold, I'd rather be His than have riches untold; I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands, I'd rather be led by His nail-pierced hand.Happy Birthday George Beverly Shea!

Pastor Dick W. Vriesman
Dear Mr. Shea,It is with gratitude to God that I send you this birthday message. You have been a blessing to me, not only, but to so many of the parishioners I have ministered to throughout the years.The comfort you brought as well as the inspiration, will last a long time after both of us have left this earth, you at 100 and me at 85.May the multitude of memories you have stored up through the years of your ministry, give you reason to sit and remember the many contacts that you have knowingly made and those you may not even know about.

Kathy Rutledge
I LOVE all of your beautiful music! Thank you for blessing us with such beauty and love over all of these years. Happy belated 100th birthday, and may God continue to bless you with His light and love!

Alf Fredericks
IN THESE DAYS GOD BLESS YOU -THE KELVIN HALL IN GLASGOW WAS WHEN I HEARD YOU FIRST

Eric & Miriam Umpleby (Harrogate Yorkshire)
Thankyou for the impact you had on our lives with your music ministry in song especially the song I'd rather have Jesus. God has richly blessed us through you. You have reached a real milestone in your 100 years. God bless you

Sue Gibbons
May God richly bless you on the occasion of your 100th birthday! What blessing your singing ministry has been to me during many years of my adult life! How I long to hear that caliber of music in our church nowadays! Thank you and thank the Lord!

Ray McCampbell
Thank you for your example of service to Jesus and ministering to so many. i grew up on a farm in ohio and i remember hearing you often in the barn while we milked the cows. i would sing along with you. every time i heard you sing, i felt encouraged. i saw you while attending the Moody Bible Institute in 1986 at founder's week. seeing you, Mr. Grahm, and Mr. Barrows was one of the high points of my life. i used to be scared to speak in public and singing was something i wasn't sure i shoud do. but now when the Lord leads i follow. i just hope whatever i say or sing can bring people closer to our LORD JESUS CHRIST just like you have done all these years. thank you! GOD BLESS YOU !Ray McCampbell

Lisa
Today we sang one of the songs you wrote ,beautiful.......happy birthday to you

Ms. I. van 't Schip from the Netherlands
Happ Birthday to you Mr. Shea. God bless you. Thanks for al your kindness in the music. Thanks again.

Margaret from Beckenham-England
Dear Mr Shea,Your beautiful,thoughtful singing has blessed me and my Father and Mother over so many years.May the shining path of life be more and more radiant as you travel towards our heavenly home.

Steve Roper
Happy birthday Bev. We love you !!!!

Kenneth and Florence Skinner
We wish you a healthy and happy belated birthday and God's continued blessings. We remember as a young married couple attending your concerts at Eaton auditorium in Toronto,during the early 1950's. What a blessing you were then and now.

DON HENNESSEY
MR SHEA FROM NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA MY WIFE AND I WISH YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOD'S BLESSING AND GOOD HEALTH.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SINGING THAT MINISTERS AND YOUR LIFE OF INTEGRITY SERVING JESUS ABOVE ALL. DON AND ELAINE HENNESSEY

ANNE KIRUNDI
IT HAS TAKEN GOD'S HAND.YOU HAVE ENCOURAGED ME ALL THROUGH.I LOVE BILLY'S CRUSADE.SEE YOU IN HEAVEN AT JESUS FEET.YOU AND BILLY ARE SUCH A BLESSING TO THE CHURCH.YOU ARE A GIFT.I LOVE YOU.ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY.

Becky Fitzpatrick
Thank you for using your gifts all these years to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ! I am so blessed by your music and empowered by your faith in my walk with God! May God continue to bless you each day, as you live to play and sing for Him! HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERY DAY!!

Jim and Virginia Morris
We wish you great joy on this special day. May the Lord continue to bless you as you have blessed us with your singing through the years.

Jerry Horner
Only in heaven will we know the full impact of your ministry. Thanks for giving back to God what He gave to you.

Ray Shepard Jr.
Congratulations and Happy 100th Birthday. When I read in our local paper "Asheville-Citizens Times" of your recent Birthday Party held at The Cove, I commented to my friend that I was presently listening to one of your CD's in my truck. You have truly been an Inspiration to me and many in my family. Although you have sung many songs, My favorite song is still " I'd rather have Jesus". I am also looking forward to reading your book. Mr. Shea, I feel that God has blessed your life and given you such a long life because you have given so much to the Glory of God's kingdom. I am sure that you will recieve many crowns in Heaven for being such a true and faithful servant to our Lord. May God continue to bless you and your family and may we all look forward when we join together in heaven somday for a joyous, never ending concert of praise for our redeemer. Your Friend in Christ. Ray Shepard - Bryson City, NC.

J W Lawson
Brother Shea, you are so blessed by God! I thank the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ for your life and testimony. I hope that there are more birthdays ahead for you. Continue to live for Him, and may God continue to bless you and your family. Psalm 91:16

Susan Pabst
You are such a treasure in our world and I am so glad you made 100 years of life!! I have always loved your voice and it still sounds great! The Lord has used you and your voice greatly for many years and I wish you many more!!! God bless you and keep you well!!!

Terre K. Ritchie
Your rich baritone/bass voice is one I've always loved to hear since I was a child watching the Billy Graham Crusades on our first TV. I married a man who had a voice just like yours. Our pastor often revered to him jokingly as having the middle name of Thomas 'Beverly' Ritchie because he sounded so much like you. He's been singing in glory for the past 2 1/2 years now...all the old songs he loved to sing. Praise the Lord for gifts like his and yours that lift our hearts toward Heaven! Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Melanie J. Christiansen
Birthday Blessings to you, dear man of God. Keep looking up as you keep climbing higher.I have been blest by your song since I was a little girl.God Bless you and yours.I'd rather have Jesus too,Mrs. Melanie J. Christiansen

Dwight Simmons
Mr. Shea,I Named my Oldest Son after you, Dwight Beverly Shea Simmons in 1966, could you send Him a Birthday card on His Birthday June 21st ? myyoungest son was Born on your Birthday Feb. 1st.

Ted Boulet, Humble, Texas
Wish you a very Happy Birthday. I have loved your music and singing since the first time I heard you on the radio one Sunday afternoon in the early 1950's. May God continue to bless you and your ministry.

Michael R and Sheila M Ward
Dear Mr. Shea,We are lifting up prayers of thanksgiving to our great God who placed you in this world to minister with your great voice. Your part of each cruisade we witnesses served as an anchor to us as we prepared to hear Mr. Grahams message. Thank you for sharing your relationship with Christ that we might learn to know him as you do.May God continue to richly bless you.Sincerely, Mike and Sheila Ward

Helen Petkovic
Sending you warm wishes, an awesome year, and many blessings from our great God and Savior. You have left a mark, one that will always be cherished. Bless you, George.

David Leigh (Liverpool England)
Dear Mr Shea Thankyou so much for your wonderful ministry. God has used you greatly to bless and encourage me in my own life and as a musician.Many happy returns.

Buddy Smith
Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Bev Shea! I met you over twenty years ago in Atlanta when we had a brief and causal conversation. We were in a hotel lobby where we had both just checked out. I had to tell you “thank you” for sharing your golden gospel voice with the world and for writing the songs, “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” and “The Wonder of It All.” As I recall, your gracious reply went something like this, “Imagine this...I wrote that song (I’d Rather Have Jesus) as just a young lad and here I am in my eighty’s and still singing it.” And now, imagine this...at 100 you are still singing it Mr. Bev Shea. May God continue to bless and keep you.

Ann-Louise Smith
I want to be among the many who are wishing you a Happy 100th Birthday. I have wanted to meet you all my life and to be able to stand beside you and sing. I saw you many years ago at a Billy Graham Crusade at the Civic Center in Philadelphia, PA. When my significant other died 2 1/2 years ago it was your recording of How Great Thou Art that was played at his funeral. Your CD is in my car and I listen to it often.I can remember when we first heard the song How Great Thou Art. I was a student staffer at our Baptist Camp in NJ. We were able to get copies of the hymn to paste in the back of our church hymnals. I hope you are in good health and were able to enjoy the celebration of your birthday.Your music has blessed my life.God bless you and yours.

Danny Strickland
Thank you for you years of leading us to Jesus.

Ed Goerzen
God loves you and so do I. I strarted listening to you sing and Billy preach in the late 40's and got saved and you were my "church". God bless

Linda and Johnny Tullos
Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Shea! You have been such a blessing to my husband and me during your singing ministry with Rev. Billy Graham! We pray that this year will be filled with an abundance of blessings on you and your family! Love in Christ! The Tullos family

Joel Stoddert
I became a fan of yours around the time of my conversion in the late 1970's, and heard you sing in person at the Burlington, VT Crusade in 1981. I have always been touched by your passionate love for Jesus and humble attitude. I'm glad to hear that you continue to enjoy good health as you celebrate your 100th & wish you the Lord's every blessing as you continue to be a vital witness for Him!

Eunice Reid
Congratulations!God continues to bless us through your recorded songs. Thanks you.

Donna Rasmussen
Just a little late but congratulations on your 100th birthday!! You have been a great blessing in my life through the years and to my parents too who are now both in heaven. My dad would have been 100 this year in April. You once gave me a special greeting for my mom which I recorded on video and shared with her in the nursing home. I had the joy of working in the BGEA office for 25 years. God richly bless you and Karlene.

Carl Watkins and daughter Liz
Happy birthday to you and many wonderful returns. Congratulations on reaching 100 years. The family has enjoyed your singing for many years.Again happy birthday and many wonderful returns!

Scott Holbrook
Happy Birthday Reverend Shea !God Bless You and Your Family And Ministry

Claudiu Manole
Happy Birthday MR.George Beverly Shea. May God bless you on this new anniversary. Thank you for the beautiful songs that you wrote. God touch my hearth trough those songs. One of my favorite songs is "Sweet hour of prayer", it is translated in Romanian too, so we are singing this song here too. In Jesus,your Brother In Christ, Claudiu from Romania

Pam Rowland
Br.Shea,Thank you for your faithfullness to God, you are an insperation to us all. Your voice is like the voice of an angel.God Bless,

Jim Clark
Brother SheaYou have furthered the cross of Christ with your music and you have been a blessing to me for close to 40 years. May God give you a wonderful 100 birthday!

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Cooper
Thank you for all you've done over the years. You are an inspiration & an example to all christians.God bless you on your 100th birthday!

Gordon R. Vinson
I join with the legions throughout the entire worldwishing for you a birthday that will be celebrated for weeks and months.May God continue to bless you with vitality, good health and happiness.

Scott Osborn
Thanks to you and all of your team for being a worldwide ministry that has long stood and is still respected. May God bless you. I will always love to hear your music.

Carol and Roy Taylor, parents of Pam Mangum
You are the greatest! We have enjoyed your singing for more than 50 years. God has used you in a mighty way, and we appreciate you so much for your obedience to that heavenly vision. May God continue to bless you and yours. Roy & Carol

Mary
Mr. Shea I have always listened to you sing at Billy Graham's crusade. The songs that you chose not only inspired me, but also related to the message that Billy Graham preached.Thank you for the wonderful renditions and may God continue to Bless you.Happy 100th Birthday!

Margaret White
Sir, Congratulations on reaching 100. I am one of about 15 DJ's on a local radio station (a small independent station which plays gospel shows as well as country sessions, and all the older music.) George Beverly Shea is a favorite of many of our listeners. We are looking forward to reading your book about to be released. Well done. Bless you and your family. Margaret White - Oamaru Heritage Radio

Helen Henry
Congratulations and Happy Birthday...You have touched my life with your beautiful music. May God continue to Bless you as you have blessed millions of people.God Bless !

Marilyn Robinson
Dear Mr. Shea:Years ago I met you in Rochester Minn where you and Cliff Barrows did a concert. You autographed my Bible. You have always been a favorite of mine as a Gospel singer. Favorites are "He Could Have Called 10,000 Angels" and "Surely Goodness and Mercy"; also "How Great Thou Art". I have admired you from afar a good many years.

Jonathan Hasse
Mr. Shea, Happy 100th Birthday!! Thank you for all of your work for the Lord in the past years!! Sincerely, Jonathan Hasse

Whit Chapman
Dear Mr. Shea,Happy Birthday! I sincerely thank the Lord for your years of powerful ministry. What an incredible voice the Lord has blessed you with, but more importantly, what a passionate heart for Jesus Christ you have! Thank you for your integrity, your contagious joy, and your service to our Lord. May God bless you with His very best!

Joleen K Iburg
Happy Birthday to you. I listened to you on the Billy Graham Crusades ever since I was a little girl. Thank you for being such a blessing in my family's life. My Dad is 89 yrs old and his favorite song is "How Great Thou Art"

Char Rodgers
Dear Mr. Shea,First, I want to thank you for your service to the Lord and us all these years. Second of all, your rich baritone voice and wonderful interpretation has blessed my mother and I for many years.Third, and not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! God bless you richly on this very special birthday. Special blessings on your family, also. Yours, because His, Mrs. Char Rodgers

Mrs. Elva Coward
A very special Happy Birthday to you Mr. Shea...I love to hear you sing, and play my CD's daily, it is very uplifting, and has touched my whole life. Thank you for all your years of beautiful music...God bless you!Elva Coward from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Brenda Smith
Happy Birthday

Peter & Wendy Saltiel
Thank you for sharing over 50 years of your ministry!Blessings Peter & Wendy

Pastor Willie C. Rice Jr
Dear Dr. Shea,Though our paths have never crossed your ministry has been a blessing to me through the years. I've not lived even half the number of years that God has blessed you to live however,through your committment to service and to the ministry has inspired me to strive the more to be steadfast and unmoveable. God bless you Dr. Shea on your 100th birthday celebration.Willie C. Rice, Jr;Savannah, Ga

Chaplain Don Biadog
Dear George Beverly Shea,Happy 100th Birthday! May God give you more Birthdays.You are a blessing to me and to millions.Chaplain Don Biadog

Mark A. Drennen Sr.
George,Happy 100th birthday, We should all be so lucky to live as long as you have, I'll look for Willard Scott to announce you on GM

Petty Porter
Happy birthday! I'd rather have jesus than the super bowl. thank you for your song.

Karen G
Dear George Beverly Shea, Where have the years gone? You look wonderful by the way, you don't show your age. I have enjoyed your singing all these years, I'm 61 and I watched Billy Graham crusades on TV as often as I could. I was able to attend the crusade in Seattle, WA and took my mother there while she was visiting from MN where I grew up. What a privilege I've had to enjoy your wonderful voice all these years. You are 1 in a million (as they say) God is so evident in your dedication all these years, I know traveling was a hard thing to do for all those years, but I know we are close to being in heaven and I know you will be there singing for our Lord and the rest of us Christians who will be there with you. I thank God for your wonderful service to all the people all around the world, may God continue to richly bless you and your wife Karlene and family.As I look at the decision magazine and see your handsome face, and just read the article, to think that I was born in 1947 and you started singing then with Billy Graham and your son Ron also born that year, I feel even more a connection to you.Also I spent 6 years near Flin Flon Canada, so I love Canada and another connection to you and your family. Enjoy your wife and children and grandchildren. Your wife is beautiful and all the years she has stood by, thank you God for all her sacrifices also to raise a family with you on the road. God richly bless all of you. Keep looking up. Karen in WI

Ken Knox
Imagine all that you have seen! Thank you for being an inspiration all of my life (53).

Wayne and Esther Huhta, Goshen, Indiana
Congratulations on your 100th birthday! We played your records when we worked for Moody Radio in the 60's and 70's. Our family always loved to listen to the Hour of Decision and your solos were such a blessing. I serve along with your grand-nephew, Alan Shea, at the HCJB Global Technology Center in Elkhart. God has given you such a long, rich ministry in his service. We had the privilege of attending the 90th birthday party of Helen McAlerney Barth. Praise His Name!

David Russell - Radio HCJB
I thank the Lord for you! You have been a great inspiration to me all of my life. Even as a child, while my parents did Bible translation work in the jungles of Peru, I listened to the crusades over shortwave radio, along with my family. Your songs of faith lifted our spirits.

Beth Hanna
Since I can remember, you have been my favorite singer. Thank you for the wonderful testimony you've given, not just in song, but in your life lived for Christ.

Susan
Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Shea. The first time I heard you was at Billy Graham Crusade in Toronto in 1978. You have an awesome gift from God in your talent of singing and music. May God richly bless you in years you have until His Son's glorious return.

Leslie Jebaraj
Dr. Shea: Please accept my belated b'day wishes. Just wanted to also let you know that are one of my very favorite singers.God bless you!

John C. Fuchs, Jr & Waunetta Fuchs Ahwahnee, Calif.
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY George Beverly Shea! You are truly one of GOD'S faithful messengers. Your music has most certainly brought theSAVIOR's love into the hearts of millions around the world all these years. God gave you a wonderful talent and the opportunity to share it with all of us who love to hear you sing. We had the privilege of hearing you and also sing along with you as members of the choir when you, Rev.Graham & Cliff Barrows were in Fresno, California in Oct. 2001.I first heard you sing at one of Billy Graham's crusades in the early 1960's, also in Fresno. My favorite hymns are How Great Thou Art,I'd Rather Have Jesus, The Wonder Of It All, I Love Thy Presence Lord, and His Eye Is On The Sparrow. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in his care!

Delma Tronson from Australia
Congratulations on 100 years.What a wonderful voice used so much for God! Thank you for blessing me. I have your Amazing Grace CD and play it over and over again. God continue to bless you and your singing.

Colin Simpson
I heard you at Harringey Arena in 1954 and ever since have been a fan both of yourself and Tedd Smith

Jody Diehl
Dear Mr. Shae...Thank you for your dedication to faithfully serve our Lord Jesus and using your God given gift in such a powerful way. Your beautiful voice has impacted many for the Kingdom. Your rewards in heaven will be many. I pray this poem God gave me many years ago will be an encouragement to you. Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Shae!!!Less Days AheadI've got less days ahead, LordThan what I've left behindMay I cling to You as closelyAs a branch does to its vineI've got less days ahead, LordThan what I've left behindMay my love for others always beGiving, thoughtful and kindI've got less days ahead, LordThan what I've left behindMay all my deeds reflect a heartThat's pure, generous, refinedWe only have one life to liveEach ticking hour, precious timeAnd I know I've got less days aheadThan what I've left behindPsalm 71:18Now also when I am grayheaded,O God, forsake me not, until I have shown thy strength unto this generation, and Thy power toeveryone that is to come

John Wilson Thabah, Riatsamthiah, Shillong. India
Belated Happy Birthday to you Bev. I happen to check the CBN website only to come across a news item regarding your 100th birthday. I have seen you in some of the Gaither videos and it is great to know that your voice has helped millions across the globe to know Jesus Christ. May God bless you and give you more beautiful years ahead to serve him.

Lois S.Flora (Mrs. Henry W. Flora)
Your singing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" helped me to choose Jesus in several crossroads in life. God is continuing to bless your life. I remember sitting near you when you were 80 years old at the "Tepee" eating ice-cream at Camp of The Woods in the AdirondackMountains of New York State thinking you were very old. Now I am 88 and I have learned it is God who keeps us going,

Ann Langabeer, Winchester Ontario Canada
Dear OneI attended your 100th Birthday celebrations at theWinchester Wesylan Church in Winchester OntarioCanada where you were born. I was born in Chesterville Ontario, close by. I am a member of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Chesterville. Iwas so uplifted by the music and to sing Happy Birthday to you. Roy and Shirley Fawcett are friends of mine. What a thrill to be part of such a wonderful celebration of your life. God has richly blessed you with 100 years. Yours in ChristAnn LangabeerWinchester Ontario Canada

Ian & Jean Rose
Many happy memories of your singing at Harringay Arena and Wembly stadium, England. Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday. God Bless you.

Mark
God Bless you on your 100th birthday-keep singing for Jesus!

Lori Jo Quick
Happy most wonderful birthday!! I thank you for living your life worthy to the calling you received from the Lord, for making God's name known and for the boldness which you led your life. I loved the song I'd Rather Have Jesus before I knew more about the composer, but love it even more now that I do, and can see what a witness to lead a life that walks the talk. To truly mean what you say and do what you say you believe. Thank you for being a faithful servant.With love from another singer, who'd rather have Jesus more than anything!

Kathy Williams
Dear Mr. Shea, I had the pleasure of hearing your dynamic voice no matter what age I tuned in, for a Billy Graham Crusade! I LOVE the timely messages, since we can still watch the old black & white programs, & the warnings are still applicable to these latter days!! I lived in the Dana Community of the Hendersonville, N.C. area for 20 yrs. while married. My husband left our beautiful 4 children & me for a co-worker, who he only stayed married to for 2 yrs., then she divorced him. He's now living w/ his fiancee' he met online @ Yahool Personals, so I very much miss the beauty of the Western N.C. mountains, since I had to move out of state to get away from his abusive behavior. You're living proof of how you MUST'VE upheld the 5th Commandment, with the HIGHEST esteem, for the way the Lord has lengthened the days of your life!!! I LOVED hearing on The 700 Club, how you'd put familiar hymn's music set to words of thanksgiving, using specific food namesMay the Lord continue to sustain you with such longevity!! Thank you for blessing the lives of my children & me, when we walked a LONG way, down the interstate, to hear you & Dr. Graham @ the Dallas crusade, back in the Autumn of 2002!Shalom!!!-A GRATEFUL daughter of the Lord!!!

Deborah Sumrell
Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing the beautiful God gave you. My favorite in all the world is "How Great Thou Art". If was my Daddy's favorite so I had my nephew of "Movin Up" sing that at his funeral. You are loved and appreciated.

Dennis & Gertha deVerteuil
We feel so honored to have heard and seen you at several of BGE Crusades.God has used you to draw so many to Him. Your devotion to God and to your close and dear friends in the BGEA, has impressed upon us of how Great our God is. May He continue blessing you all the days of your life.

Patty Bouren
God Bless You!!! You are such an inspiration and blessing to all who have taken the time listen.Happy Birthday :-)

David King
Dear Mr. Shea/Brother In The Lord Jesus Christ,I Pray that GOD will Bless you with a most joyous 100 year young Birthday. You have a been a blessing to so many including myself with sharing your God Given Gift over these many of years. I trust and Pray that GOD will continue to use you mightily for His Kingdom for many more years to come. GOD Bless you Brother and Birthday Blessings to you. KEEP SINGING AND KEEP "TELLING THAT STORY"..God Bless,David King

Alan Baker
Happy birthday, George, from a fellow Ottawan! My wife, like you born in Winchester, sends her best as well!

Pam Jones
Happy birthday. Your music has been a blessing to me for the past 50 years or so.

Anonymous
I wanted to wish you a "Happy Birthday" for the great things you've done. You have shown an example that being part of a team is a strong bond. I want to thank you for showing of how being a good example to our younger generation. Sincerely, Anonymous.

Christina from Canada
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea!! I was introduced to your music by my grandfather many years ago. Now 28, I listen to your hymn tape each evening before I go to bed. God bless you as you enter your one hundred and first year.

Diana Jensen
Congratulations on the Big Century 100th Birthday!!! I am almost 53 in a few days & remember watching the Billy Graham shows with you singing, Clif Burrow sp?, & Ether Waters!!! Very Blessed memories, as all us 4 children would watch it with my parents, I was very fortunate to have Christian parents! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

Suzy Thames
Happy Birthday to you Mr. Shea and many more. You have given us many beautiful songs and we send you our blessings and a wish for your good health in the coming year. God keep you and bless you, Suzy Thames Hamilton, Texas

PAUL PETTIT
MR. SHEA,AS A YOUNG BOY I REMEMBER WATCHING YOU ON A SMALL BLACK & WHITE TV. WE NEVER MISSED A GRAHAM CRUSADE IN OUR HOUSE. NOW, MANY YEARS LATER, MY WIFE AND I ARE ACTIVE IN THE MUSIC MINISTRY AND FREQUENTLY PERFORM SOME OF YOUR CLASSICS. GOD BLESS YOU AND HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Jim Bieberich
Happy Birthday Brother Shea! My grandfather who has gone on with the Lord always listed to your beautiful music. And now, that my wife and I gave our lives to Christ in July '07, I re-discovered your music in our church (North Valley Baptist Church, Santa Clara) where we sing your compositions.Thank you for your blessed life and music. Your voice and your music surely are a piece of heaven given to encourage all of us.Happy Birthday. Yours in Christ,Jim & Ann Bieberich

ALAN & SUSAN BELL - YORK ENGLAND
CONGRATULATIONS! - MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO BLESSYOU. YOUR SINGING HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO MANY THOUSANDS OVER MANY YEARS -LEADING THE LOST TO A SAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THESAVIOUR. Alan & Susan Bell - York England

Paul Owens
Thank You for all the effort you have given in ministry over the years. Your singing has been a blessing to me and to my parents. May our great God continue to bless you!

Warren Darden, Heber Springs, Ark.
Your songs have always been a blessing since I was a youngster. Have a great 100 and many more.

Joe and Maria C. Nicolucci
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. May our God almighty bless you continue to bless you very much. Thank you for being a great blessing for us.We Love You,Joe and Maria C.

Patrick and Maryann Olguin
Mr. Shea, we want to wish you a belated happy birthday. Contragulations for turning 100 years on this earth. You are amazing example to the rest of us.

Chris Alderdice
Many blessings to you on your 100 birthday. Chris Alderdice

Mrs. John Wood
We recently watched your DVD (Gaither) and were againg reminded of the countless times we were blessed by your worship and were again doubly blessed to hear again the glorious praise. May God bless your 101th year.

Donna Reed
Mr Shea, What an amazing life God has blessed you with, and whan an amazing blessing you and your music have been to so many over the past six or so decades. Happy Birthday!!!!

Kkathy
When i was a child my mother would sit by the radio and cry with tears as she heard you sing.....I am now 60 and my mom is gone. I recently read a book she was writing and i found out she knew my dad was slowly dieing and Christ thru you gave her the faith to go on another week till she heard you again. May God continue to bless you as you turn 100.....

Scott Anderson
I can remember back in 1964, I was 12 years old and my little Baptist church made it possible for me and others at church to attend the Billy Graham Crusade at McCormick Place in Chicago. McCormick Place was the embodiment of the word VAST, and thousands and thousands of the faithful joined together to be ministered to by Rev.Graham. Cliff Barrows was there, the choir was there, and of course Billy preached his keister off, but the one thing that stuck in my mind and heart, and the one thing that caused me to answer the altar call at the tender age of 12 was the truly spiritual experience of of George Beverly Shea singing “How Great Thou Art”. It was, for me at least, as though God himself was singing the words in a voice that can only be described as God-like in it’s hugeness and power.Sitting here today at 57, I am no longer the good and faithful Baptist I once was, but just thinking of you, Mr. Shea and your towering voice brings me back to that day all over again. I know many others were likewise touched. May you live long in good health.

Charles Grindstaff
I have always enjoyed your singing. Happy Birthday and may god continue to bless you. Have a great Birthday.

BRUCE O`HAGAN
HAPPY BIRTHDAY I WAS SO EXCITED TO FIND OUT MY SONS BIRTHDAY WAS ON THE SAME DAY AS MY FAVORITE SINGER OF ALL TIME .MY SON TURNED ONE.

James and Deborah Jacobs
God blessed you with a beautiful voice, you listened to the lord and have touched so many lives. You are an inspiration. Happy 100th Birthday and may God Bless you.

Darin E. Williams
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea!!! You are an amazing inspiration to people everywhere. I still love listening to your music but I do regret that I never took the chance to see you perform live. I wish you many more years of health and happiness. God Bless You!

Peggy Merritt Mattox
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea, I know the angels and the lord are proud of the years you have blessed so many with your voice, kind smile, and love for what you have been called to do. I know your lovely wife and family are proud of you. Hope you make the Genesis Book of records for singing longer than any other in Gospel. Gods continual Blessings. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday

Mamie Gabriel
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea: Thank you for all your dedication to spreading God's word for all of your living years. I have been watching you on Billy Graham's tv shows since I was a little girl. I am not 46 and I still love hearing you sing. It is so beautiful and opens my heart. Best wishes to you always. Mamie Gabriel

Barbara Elizabeth toy
Dear George Beverley Shea, How wonderful that you who sang and thrilled the hearts of all for Jesus has now turned 100! What love for our Lord you conveyed to us at the Billy Graham Crusades.

Julie Beaty Barrett
HOW GREAT YOU ARE!!! I have known you since I was a very little girl. You're album was always the first I wanted to listen to--I secretly took them to my room later in life an recorded all to cassettes and then I returned them. I loved every Billy Graham Crusade and seeing you on the Bill Gaither Specials. You are a TRUE INSPARATION TO ME AND TO ALL!! GOD BLESS AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Ruth Ellingson
A Happy and Blessed Birthday wish is sent from us who looked forward to hearing you sing the great songs for so many years. I stood beside you in Minneapolis at the stadium years ago and was in Awe of you even then. We had driven from ND to be at the Billy Graham Crusade. a highlight of my life... You are a blessing to so many many folks.. God Bless and watch over you always.

Angelika (Angie)
Hi George!! Whoo Hoo!! Wow! Isn't God just great and doesn't He have a super sense of Humor!! Lol!I am 53yrs old and recall the very first time I heard your beautiful bass voice. I was watch for the 1st time a Billy Graham crusade in Europe while living in Germany. I was 7 yrs old. I was awed by the magnificence of your voice and I still am! I have never met you personally, but came close to meeting you while in a Mass choir in Tacoma, Washington when the Crusade came to the Tacoma Dome. I was so excited just to be a part of a Group of musicians that I grew up seeing on Video in Germany, it felt so surreal!But I know it was all answer to a prayer to God about one day being a part of a Billy Graham Crusade! Wow! Happy Blessed Birthday! I can't wait to personally meet and greet you at the Heavenly Choir on that glorious day and Banquet!!

Lois Anderson
Dear Mr. Shea,My husband and I would like to congratulate you on your 100th birthday, and pray that God's richest blessings will be yours in the days and years ahead! As I was growing up, my sister and I sang together, and we loved hearing you sing, on records and over the radio. When we studied voice in Bible college, our professor always used you as an example of excellent phrasing, voice quality, and especially always singing for God's glory alone. My husband and I have been in the pastorate for over 50 years now, and our children are also in the Lord's work. When my son was married, my sister and I sang "I'd Rather Have Jesus" at his wedding....he's been a pastor for 25 years! In a world of change, we count it an honor to still sing the hymns that you have always sung. We pray that you will keep singing all the way to glory, and we look forward to raising our voices together in that great heavenly chorus!"Singing I go along life's way",Pastor Paul and Lois Anderson.

Alex
Dear George, You are a very good example of dedication. Thank you for your good testimony. God bless you richly blessings, alex.

Ken and Judie Whitham
We celebrate with you. We saw you at the Oakland Crusade in the 70's where we were touched by Jesus and have him in our hearts ever since. Your years have been blessed. We wish you the best.

Marian Reno
What a precious man of God you are. May your life continue to be blessed as you have blessed multitudes untold, including me, for these many years."With long life shall He satisfy you and show you His salvation - safe, sound, healed, delivered, and preserved!" Happy Birthday!

Katrina Gunther
Happy Birthday You do not look a day over 65.God has blessed you greatly.Thank You for blessing us with your beautiful voice.In Christ's Love

Robin O'Hare
You may not remember my close friends, Audrey & Charles Mieir (now Home) and Paul and Doris Fulfer (Doris is also Home), but they all loved you and your music greatly! Have a blessed birthday here in anticipation of all the birthdays you will someday have THERE! God bless you greatly and thank you for your ministry for all these years.

M.E. Huffmaster
Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Shea! Thank you for bringing down a little piece of Heaven to us through your lovely baritone for so many years! May God bless you and keep you and your family. :)

Vaughn Clark
Sir: I am a minister today. My saintly grandparents, both born in the 1880's and 90's loved Billy Graham's ministry and your music ministry."How Great Thou Art" sheet music sat on their piano. Thank you for your love and stewardship.You are a man of God who helped bring me in from the fields of sin.In Christian Love,Vaughn Clark.

Saper Ray Hargett
Wow, one-hundred eh!? Happy Birthday. You're an inspirational character who does a great job of promoting our Jesus. I could only aspire to reach such heights, both in my career and age. Thank you for being you! Happy B-day

John and Carol Jeffries
Carol has some of your albums. Yep, the old discs. We treasure them for what they bring to our spirits. It is difficult to think of any of the BGM crusades without thinking of your wonderful singing, and vice versa. The Father gave you a precious gift to share with the world, and at the judgment He will say "Well Done" for the way you have used the gift. God bless and keep you.

Lynwood & Marie Stevenson
A very happy birthday to you! I've heard you sing many times and of course, heard Billy Graham preach. God bless you and your family and also to Billy Graham and family!

Keith & Dawnell Simmons
We join so many others in our thanks for your life and work. Keith has listened to your music since he was a young child in the 1950s. (He still has some his family's old LPs.) Dawnell was especially encouraged through your singing when she was a new believer over 30 years ago.

Mary Lou Miley
Happy Birthday..Your singing has been a blessing to me and so many. My late husband used to sing some of your songs. May the Lord bless you real good and just think..in a hundred more years you will be singing in Heaven....

Deborah Carol Ransom
Dear Mr. Shea,I am thankful to God for you and the ministry of Billie Graham. My favorite hymn that you sing is, "HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW." I would like to hear you sing Amazing Grace and Near the cross, one after the other. My mother, Anna, always turned Billie Graham on everytime you were on when I was a child and then as an adult. We lived in Knoxville, TN. I am now in Madison, Oh and have been away from TN. since 1976. I attended the Billie Graham Crusade when you were in Cleveland, Oh. back in the early 1990's. Mr. Shea, I wish you a blessed and loving HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may God bless you with the desires of your heart. In our Savior's love. Deborah Ransom

Mark Pircaro
Dear Mr. Shea - Over the years, yours has been as the voice of an angel to me, and I've been blessed immeasurably by you. How thankful I am to and for you - may God bless you so very richly!

Elinor Cooper
Many happy returns of the day of thy birth may joy and gladness be yours and may our Dear Father prepare you on earth for a beautiful birthday in heaven

Abi K
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! I wish you many more happy healthy and fruitful years to come, and for all those you love to bring you the same joy that you bestow upon them.

Dennis Wesley Hollenbeck
Dear Mr. Shea,Happy Birthday and how about a CD called "George Beverly Shea sings at 100!" you could do it. Your message in song of God's love will go on. May God Bless you another Birthday next year! You will make it! We love you. God BlessYours, Dennis W. HollenbeckCalifornia.

Bill and Irene Armstrong, Liverpool
Dear Mr Shea, Every blessing for your centenary, you have made the world a richer place. I was involved in the Liverpool (Anfield) meetings way back and met you a number of occasions dealing with the printing of the programmes along with Cliff Barrows and the highlight was being on the stage with Dr Graham, what very happy memories, every blessing to you and yours and and the TEAM. Bill Armstrong

Mary & Walter Wessinger
Hi, we want to wish you the happiest birthday ever, and at least one hundred more. You have shared your life with so many people including us, and we have been so blessed because of you. Thank you for all that you have done and thank you for loving us enough to give so much to us.We have just ordered your DVD "Then Sings My Soul". and we can't wait to get it. We will enjoy it, and think of you each time we play it. Take care of yourself, and please know how much we love and admire you. If we ever get the chance we plan to go where you are singing so we can see you and hear you in person.We will stop for now. Thank you again for everything. God Bless you and your family. Love, Walter and Mary Wessinger

Robert Reid
God bless you on your 100th birthday George. Thank you for singing the gospel to me in 1966 in England. It was on the 25th June that the Lord Jesus came into my heart and I have followed Him ever since. I trust you enjoyed your special day and thanks once again for sharing the gospel in song. Robert Reid ( Huddersfield England )

Rachel CocoBassey
Happy Birthday, Sir. Aren't you a confirmation to God's Promise of satisfaction in life and salvation.You are blessed!

Teresa And Sonny Robinson
Dear George,We have listened to your music for a long time and still enjoy its pureness. Your voice is one of the finest in the world. We love to watch the old crusades and hear you sing. We hope you have had a wonderful birthday and wish you health and happiness in the coming year. Sincerely, Teresa and Sonny Robinson.

ANNE STEEDMAN, LAWRENCEVILLE, GA.
Your beautiful voice (a special gift from God) and message in song have been a blessing to me for years. You need no "props" -- only your voice and the look in your eyes as you sing and everyone knows that you love the Lord and He love you. Hope you will sing for us in Heaven. Much Love, Anne

HERB & SHEILA HARTMAN
I MET YOU IN HOUGHTON, NY @ THE COLLEGE WHEN YOU DID A CONCERT THERE. I TALKED WITH YOU AND YOUR BROTHER, ALTON IN NYC WHEN I WORKED IN THE B.G.CRUSADE. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 100TH BD. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE CONVERSATIONS IN HEAVEN. MY DAD WOULD BE 107 THIS YEAR. HE IS IN HEAVEN. THE LAST SONG HE LISTENED TO, WAS YOU SINGING, "HOW GREAT THOU ART" WHEN HE DIED 16 YEARS AGO. THANKS FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE CARREER OF SINGING.OUR CHURCH IS CELEBRATING YOUR BIRTHDAY BY SINGING "I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS" GOD BLESS !!!HERB & SHEILA HARTMAN - WESLEYAN PASTOR FOR 45 YEARS. GRACEPOINTE COMMUNITY CHURCH 927 FREEPORT ROAD, FREEPORT, PA 16229 724-294-3151

Betty G. Meeks
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SHEA,YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A BLESSING TO ME MY HEART GETS SUCH A BLESSING WHEN I HEAR I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS I LOVE ALL YOUR SONGS BUT THAT ONE TRULY BLESSES ME MAY YOU LIVE A LONG TIME BLESSING US WITH YOUR MUSIC AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING YOU WITH THE HEAVENLY CHOURS GOD BLESS YOU BETTY MEEKS

Doug Arnold
Happy Birthday!Wishing you the best and praying for God's blessing.

Dennis and Brenda Symons
May you have a Happy and Blessed 100th Birthday!! We have been listening to you singing the Old Hymns for many years and still enjoy your singing very much. May you have many more!

Rose Lindman
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed birthday. Thank You for your music that we all have loved over the many years you sang for the world to hear. You are really special!!! God's best to you.

Kay Greene
It is a special treat to even have a tiny part in celebrating your 100th birthday. Your singing has blessed my life for many years. This week I chanced to come across your autobiography Then Sings My Soul. What a joy to read of the first half of your remarkable life! I hope you have many more years to serve our Lord through your music. Happy 100th birthday!

Ron & Sue Schroeter
living 100 years on this earth may seem old,Still singing, "I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold,We say "well done" George Beverly Shea,May the Truth of the gospel bless you today!Thank you for your many years of faithful, loving service to our King. We look forward to meeting you and singing with you some day... "when we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be, when we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!"

Linda Tinsley
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU! MAY GODS' MESSAGE CONTINUALLY OVERFLOW FROM YOUR LIPS, TIL THE END OF YOUR DAYS.

Dave Godby
Your song "God is waiting in the silence" was the theme song of my first bible camp West of Sydney, Australia in 1954- the year I received Christ as a 17 year old. Thus began the impact of your ministry on my life. Highlites included being on platform with you and Dr Graham at the 1987 Denver Crusade and meeting you in Minneapolis at the 1997 Twin Cities Crusade. How marvellous it will be in Glory when we all sing as beautifully as you in worship and praise to our Heavenly Father!

Matt Akins
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! My prayer is that God will continue using you as He has all of your life. Thank you for allowing God to work and move in your life to bless millions and glorify the matchless name of Jesus!

Eli
Happy 100th Mr. Shea!

Kathy Bollinger
Dear George Beverly,I wish you a very HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY! One of my Grandpas would have turned 100 in Dec., if he were still on earth. He & Grandma were faithful viewers of Billy Graham Crusades on TV. Their example & my Dad's preference for your singing has helped to introduce your music ministry to me. You are a beloved singer to me now and I cherish hearing you sing, "How Great Thou Art," "It Is No Secret," etc. Your love & testimony for the Lord, integrity, gentle spirit, faithful life, etc. radiate from your life. Thank you for touching my life and many, many others. Only eternity will reveal the results of your life for Jesus. May He continue to bless & use you for His Glory. Love & blessings,Kathy

Alvin Stutts
From New Iberia, LA, Mr. Shea. Happy Birthday! May God allow you to bless us all with your gift of song for many more years to come.

Rev. Gene Skaggs
Bro. Shea,I have been serving in the music ministry for 35 years. God has used you as His vessel during my years to be a quiet, humble reminder to me what worshipping our Creator through music is truly supposed to be. Your servanthood to Him inspires those in the ministry, young and old, to simply step back, let go and let God. May He continue to use you as an instrument of His blessings!

Tom Ashby
Dear Mr. Shea,What an honor and privilege to wish you a most blessed 100th birthday! You have truly shown the world what a lifetime of devotion to the Lord is all about. Thank you for your many years of faithful service to Him and may you still have many more!

Jeralee Barrowcliff
I attended my first crusade when I was little girl in Portland Or. Billy Graham had a tent revival. I heard you sing and have loved your music for 65 years!! "I'd rather have Jesus, than anything this world offers" myself. Happy Birthday !!

Brian Fox and family
May the Lord richly bless you as you continue to honor Him in using the gifts that He has so abundantly bestowed upon you. Happy birthday, and may you have MANY more.

Donna Hughes
Happy Birthday greetings...I am many miles away and yet you remain in my thoughts and prayers. You should know that our church will remember you as we open our service with a dedication to you and your ministry on February 1st. I am struck that in your life there have been many things come and go, a century of things find favor and leave, all material and meaningless as you lead us to remember that we all should say, "I'd rather have Jesus than anything this world affords today."Thank you for who you are today.Many blessings on this special birthday!Donna HughesWoodstock, Virginia

Lillibeth Acob
I wanna greet you Sir a Happy Birthday! I am one of those who have been touch my life through your songs. Thank you very much and may you continue to inspire others with your songs. God Bless You!

Kam Mundhenk
You have been priviledge to have a century of service and beyond. And I pray that as you enter this second century, you will continue to impact people's live in new and exciting ways.Happy Birthday!

Kay Crocker
You have been one of my favorite vocalists the past 45 years. I still listen to my "favorites" on CDs in my car as I travel back and forth to work. Thank you for your consistent ministry and walk with the Lord all these years!! Happy Birthday!

SLH Designer
May you have a blessed "100th birthday!" What a wonderful milestone you have reached. Thank God :-) Enjoy your special day!Love & Prayers

John Kooy
Mr. SheaI wish you a great 100th birthday. Thank you for your gift of song and what it has meant to so many people through the years. God has certainly used you to bring the message of salvation with your wonderful voice! God bless you!

Mrs. Janet Grogan Olson
Dear Mr. Shea,We thank God for you and your ministry of music. I heard you sing live in 1978 or 1979 in Memphis. My then future husband and I were both counselors at the crusade. May God continue to bless you, family, and your ministry.In Christ's love,Janet and Steve Olson

Ron Sweetman, Adelaide, South Australia
Congratulations on reaching 100. I was converted at the Crusade in 1959 in Adelaide South Australia. I am still walking with the Lord. Your singing complemented Billy's preaching - you sand "I'd rather have Jesus"and your songs have blessed me ever since. Thank you

Marilyn Dodge
Dear Mr. Shea~I want to thank you for hearing the voice of God, and following it! The lyrics of the songs you have sung are songs I grew up hearing, and are woven into the very fabric of my heart and soul. When I hear you sing these beloved hymns, my eyes always well up with tears because in your voice I hear the love you have for the Savior which rings so true.May your birthday be a blessed day as you celebrate God's goodness and faithfulness in your life.May your soul & voice forever bring joy to the heart of the Master!Best Wishes!Marilyn DodgeSan Mateo, California

June D'cruz
Dear precious Saint of God,Shea,Happy Birthday.Thankyou for being obedient to your calling.You have & always will touch mine & millions other souls.God Bless You.I pray that you will have excellent health.Its my moms 76th birthday too.She is in India Plz pray for her need for excellent health.Smiling in Him Always,June

Dorothy Bowen Klass
May God's richest blessings be yours today. My late father, George E. Bowen, loved your voice and taught us seven children to love the Christ you sing about. Thank you for your Godly example and a life well lived. Your music always draws me closer to God.

Louise Nason
Happy 100th, Bev! May the Lord bless you greatly. I love your music. It's my favourite gospel music. You are a real blessing and have a wonderful gift of music. You are a real inspiration to anyone who likes to sing the praises of the Lord. May you be blessed with many more years in good health!

Becky
Congratulations on your 100th birthday! Bless you for your faithful service and the dedication of your gifts to the Lord--- you're a wonderful example to the family of God! I grew up hearing you sing many, many times. We will never meet during this lifetime but Lord willing we will enjoy many times of singing the Lord's praises together in Heaven! Blessings on your day!

George & Corinne Dews
Christian Greetings. We are showing the Gaither DVD tonight to celebrate your birthday and give thanks to God. Met you in Newcastle in 1964 and at Roker Park Sunderland in 1984. God Bless you and your family today and in year 101.

Mary Solomon, St Louis Mo,
May god bless you richly. what a joy its to hear your beautiful voice. many happy returns of the day.

Donee Moore
Dear George Beverly Shea, Since the mid 1950's, when I first heard you sing and purchased one of your records, your voice and message have kept returning to my life. The road has often been rough and my final destination uncertain. The words and sincerity of your voice and songs have become my compass and I'm learning to know God more and more as each day passes. Thank you so much.Happy Birthday for all the years past and for each day and year God will still bless you with. I love you and so do many others here in South Africa. Loving greetings from Cape Town.Donnee Moore (Mrs)

Bonita Cattell (nee Jarrott)
My dear BevWhen I was homesick for Australia while living in the U.K. my husband would play your music for me. When I have been in tears over my wayward children, he would play your music for me. I met you in Australia as my father Rev Reg Jarrott, was organiser of the Brisbane Crusades. The music of no other christian singer has touched my life like yours. I just don't hear you. I hear the Lord through you. Thank you for being a big part of my christian life. Beyond the Easten Gate is one of my many favourites.Today at church I stood up and asked everyone to celebrate your birthday by playing your music some time this week.

Ricky Ricardo Martin
I praise Jesus Christ every time I hear your great singing voice!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!! P.S. I wish I could sing half as good as you do!!!

Ann Pence, Martinsburg, WV
Today I wish for you a Wonderful Birthday and want you to know over the years have really enjoyed your singing. God Bless You

Diann L. Reid
Mr. Shea: Congratulations on your 100th birthday!! I grew up in a Christian home, with my Mom always watching the Crusades on tv and playing gospel music. The sound of gospel music is very soothing and reminds us that the Lord is always there. Spreading the Word Of The Lord through songs and music is such an inspiration, and you have shown us that it can be done. I feel that through music, it is such an easy way to pray to our Lord and lift our spirits. Please continue to reach out to all of us through your good works!! May the Lord Bless you on this very wonderful day in your life!! I will keep you and the entire Billy Graham staff in my prayers and thoughts as you continue on to reach out to the world!!Ephesians 6:10 Be Strong In The LordDiann L. Reid

Rita Martinez
Hey Mister Shea! Happy 100th birthday!! May the Lord bless you today and always! Keep on looking to our wonderful Saviour Christ the Lord!

Don Hatfield
The Lord has blessed us all for so many years with the gift of your voice and talent, and we pray for His continued blessings to you. Happy Birthday!!!

Stan Lambert (Jacksonville, FL)
Happy Birthday Bev !!!

A Canadian Fan
Happy Birthday, God Bless

Eileen Lavigne
A very happy birthday - I am involved in the planning of a event at Winchester United Church on March 7th, 2009, where your music will be featured as we honour your 100th birthday. Have a wonderful day.

Jane Troup
I grew up watching Billy Graham on TV with my family. You were a highlight always. To this day, your gospel songs are my favorite. I love your voice, your instrument of God! Happy Birthday

Doug Bitner
I always enjoy your deep rich voice in the beautiful old songs you sing. Thanks for your faithfulness through the years. Have a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY.Doug BitnerSaskatoon, SaskatchewanCANADA

D.Thomas Prabhakaran
Many happy return of the day.I am 64yrs old and heard your songs in india.I have your cd with me.I have Gaither dvds in which you sang the famous how great thou art.I praise God for your ministry.

Paul
We love you

Harry Law
Happy birthday you have brought much pleasure over the years

Jean Amos
I think I was born listening to you sing! I have loved your voice and sincerity for fifty years and more!May God bless you richly now and into eternity!

Kathy
Dear George Beveryly Shea,We are wishing you a very happy 100th birthday!!!!You are a very important part of the BGEA and our family. Lots of love, God Bless, Kathy Hardesky

Iain and Liz Ferguson, Scotland
May God richly bless you on your Big Day!! Thanks for wonderful memories we have of your visits to Scotland - Kelvin Hall, Hampden Park (where my wife Liz came to the Lord), Ibrox, Murrayfield, Celtic Park, St Andrews Halls with Tadd Smith.God bless you for your faithful service for Him. May you have more years of service, still singing for your Lord!!! Iain and Liz

Jonathan Priestley
Many congratulations Bev on reaching this milestone. I have been and continue to be blessed by your singing, all done in your inimitable humble way."I'd rather have Jesus than World wide fame"-this is certainly true in how you have conducted your life, all done to the praise and honour of the Saviour whom you love.

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Mairi Fischer
Happy 100th birthday from some one else who has the same birthday! Thanks for sharing Christ through music all these years!

Tom
HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY!! Because of your faithfulness, and that of Dr. Graham's, a young married couple came to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, back around the time the War ended. God blessed their home with three children, two daughters and a son. The oldest daughter grew up to become a wonderful Christian Lady who loved and served The Lord, using her gifts to play and sing His Hymns until He called her Home 2yrs. ago. My wife always loved to hear you sing, and what a thrill it will be when your voice joins with her's and all the others singing His Praises on Zion's Hill! Until then, may He continue to bless and keep you! Enjoy this most Special Day!!

Tremblay, Marcel and Micheline
Dear Grand Lake neighbor: Special thoughts being sent your way on this very special day. Happy 100th Birthday from the Tremblays! P.S. your cottage is nice and safe awaiting your visit next summer!

Allene Johnson Blythe
Happy Birthday!! My departed husband, Alton Johnson, was the 1st cousin of Karlene Johnson Aceto Shea. Alton passed away five years ago of the same disease that killed George Johnson, Karlene's father. You, Mr. Shea, and the whole team have been in our prayers, and lives since we first went to a meeting in the late 40's, while students at Biola, Ray Robles was also a dear friend in the Lord.We have followed you down through the years, and our prayers are with you. Keep singing for the Lord! Allene Johnson Blythe

Sri & Family
Many Happy Returns Of The Day. God Bless

Gwen olson
God bless you for using His gifts to you for His glory.

Matthew Robinson
Happy Birthday!

Sylvia Mobley
Dear Mr. Shea:A Most "100th Happy Birthday" to you, sir as we celebrate Your DAY today, the 1st of February, 2009!!Our family has been so beautifully Blessed by You and Your Anointed Voice, filled with Jesus, for so many years. The Lord has placed you in a most prominent, special Spiritual place within my heart, and your music, your spirit, and your singing, live on and on within my heart and spirit. The Lord has used you phenomenally in our world...Christian and Non-Christians all over are profoundly ministered to by you, Mr. Shea. We love you, and thank the Lord for you...and wish you many, more years, yes more years, as the Lord desires for you to Bless Us and come into our homes. Prayers and Many Blessings Be Yours as we remember you and this beautiful Day, Your Birthday. Blessings, Health and Love Be Yours, Most Sincerely, and In God's Love, Sylvia Mobley

Ruth
I grew up listening to you before Billy Graham spoke and Cliff leading the choirs...I so wanted to know all of you personally. Mr Shea your humble spirit and shy smile lets the Lord's light shine through every time...many blessings to you always...

Vickie and Larry Bartnicki
May the Lord bless thee and keep thee. Thanks for all the songs. Happy 100th.

Linda White
We've enjoyed your music for years.... enjoy your 100th birthday.May God Bless you.Linda White

Ernie and Geniece Ingold
Happy 100th birthday, Mr. Shea. You have been a blessing to many throughout the years and we thank you for it. May God continue to bless you!Ernie and Geniece Ingold

Janet Hernandez
Dear Bev Shea, I just want to wish you an Very Happy Birthday. Wow! 100 yrs old. Praise the Lord He is Great and to all these wonderful years of your beautiful singing. Oh I just love the songs you sing and it blesses my heart and soul. My Dad used to sing also as he sang Tenor in the two churches we belonged to . He died almost 10 yrs ago and one thing that bother him that he could not sing anymore after he had an stroke. But I do have his singing on tape. We used to sing in the Crusades choir when we lived in NY/Long Island. Please have an wonderful birthday again and I will enjoy your albums I have of yours over and over again. In Him ,Janet Hernandez

Rebecca Barnes
Happy 100th Birthday dearly beloved Mr. Shea. You have blessed my life through your music and the Christ-like example of your own life. When I was first saved in 1962, I used to sing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" over and over again. Bless you!

Tryphena
I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday, May God bless you.

Mrs. Robert Bare, Shady Spring, WV
For many years your wonderful voice has been heard in our home and will continue as long as we live.God's continued blessings be with you for a happy Christ-filled birthday!

Phillip Walton
Thank You Bev Shea for your 'acres of diamonds and mountains of gold' worth of music over these many years. I feel a connection to you, as my father [Milton Walton] played for you at a singsperation [as he told it] while you were both at Moody in the 40's.

Rocco Rinaldi
Every time I hear you sing, I realize what a prayer feels like. I am glad that you will live forever. God gave you many talents and you increased the talents many fold. Thanks.

Joseph L (little joe) Brown
I won't be singing "Happy Birthday" to you today. However, I will join the Chorus tomorrow evening at The Cove, Lord Willing!

Frankie Dian McDowell
May God bless you above and beyond your imagination on your 100th birthday, Mr. Shea. You have touched so many, many hearts through your wonderful singing voice and dedication. Each time I hear you, your heartfelt love of our God touches me, as well as bringing chills and tears. There are not enough words to express how deeply I appreciate you and your talent. Thank you for sharing it.

Rev. Jack R. Blanton
Happy Birthday! First I'd like to say you look just like my grandfather. I was only five when he passed. On sunday mornings mom and dad played your albums on the stereo while we got ready for church. I love to hear you sing. You are family and I love you. God bless you! Thank you for your service to the Lord.

Steve Berchtold, Florida, U.S.
WOW! Happy Birthday George! What a life and ministry you and Billy have shared. You've truly been blessed and us too!God Bless you!

Richard Brooks
Congratulations on your 100th birthday! Your willingness to use the voice God gave you for His glory has touched countless millions.

Anon
George Beverly Shea. A Happy Birthday, you have blessed us and millions with your songs. God bless you.

Wendy Hope Payne
Dear Mr. Shea; WOW!!!!!! God Blessed you with a long and spiritually prosperous life- I have enjoyed your singing for 36 years of my spiritual birthdate on april,good-friday,1973. The Lord used the Billy Graham Crusades on TV to draw me to himself and your singing especially "I rather have Jesus" one of my favorites by you George Beverly Shea. Thanks for your faithfulness these many years to sing praises and use your gift of music for HIM. Birthday Blessings and thank you. Wendy Hope

Eunie Taggart
Hi! My grandmother, Helen Ball, is 99 and will also celebrate her 100th birthday on May 19th. She asked that I leave you a note and congratulate you on your 100th birthday one centurian to another. She has lived on a farm her whole life in a little town called Campbell, NY. She is doing well and loves the Lord. It is so wonderful how God gives strength through all the years. He just asks that we do what we can for Him. Some of us have just brightened the little corner where we are and others like yourself have had a chance to make a world-wide impact on others.We love how you have used your talents for the Lord all of these years. It is wonderful to listen you sing. We thank God for you and that you have shared your beautiful voice that God gave you with the rest of us.Take care. We pray that God will give you strength for the days and continued joy in living for Him.In Christ,Eunie TaggartHelen Ball

Jim Colby
May you have a truly blessed 100th birthday, Mr. Shea. I remember as a teenager in the early 50's being impressed with your singing. Many singers gave me the impression of having great voices and skills. You gave me the impression of having a great Savior and a wonderful Heavenly Father. Thank you. Praise the Lord.

DonnaLee Doig
God's Blessings on your 100th Birthday CelebrationYou must be overflowing with memories!I wish Don were here to add his congratulation but I'm sure that he and your Irma are enjoying heaven's glorious celebrations. The last time we saw you was at Christ Church Oak Brook in 1999. Don was sick at that time and couldn't attend the reception following your performance, but he was so happy to be able to see and hear you sing one last time. I have one more connection and ancient memory for you:I was told that you and my Uncle Hollis Stevenson were in a quartet together at Houghton College. That must have been in the 1930's. He's also been in heaven for many years. May God give you more wonderful years ahead.

Carole Karwatka
God bless you on this special day, and thank you for being so faithful to lift up the name of Jesus throughout the world. Your voice has truly been God given and used for His glory because of your faithfulness.

Ron & Carol Hamilton
Our song to you! JESUS, JESUS, JESUS! SWEETEST NAME I KNOW.. FILLS MY EVERY LONGING..KEEPS ME SINGING AS I GO....WE THANK GOD AT OUR EVERY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU - AT THE CHARLOTTE CRUSADE! WE SEE HOW GOD CONTINUES TO USE YOU..GOD STILL IS USING YOU TO POINT THE LOST ONES TO HEAVEN!! THANK YOU!

Joy
Happy Birthday, dear Mr. Shea. I grew up listening to you sing and your recordings were precious to my wonderful mother and father who are now with the Lord. Your entire life has exemplified "I'd Rather Have Jesus", and many millions of hearts have been blessed and encouraged by your music. Have a wonderful day and may our Heavenly Father continue to bless you richly.

Bethany Robinson
Happy Birthday George Beverly Shea! Just got off the phone w/Noah. We love you and hope you are having a special time on your birthday. I've been thanking God for you especially today (although I pray for you often) and for the 100 years you've been here on earth. You have blessed SO many people! I pray that God will give you many more years here! I remember so many years ago, 14 I think, when I pulled an old tape of my mothers out and I loved listening to you sing. I had no idea who you were, but I loved the tape and would always listen to it while I washed the dishes or made meals. And then Arynne, she would come through and listen to the tape, and one day she asked "who is that?" and together we went on a search for more music by you. Our Dad was so kind, encouraging us how to find it and even helping us pay for it. And then later we learned who you were and Arynne started the hunt for all your records and put them on CD. So many long nights we spent packing curriculums and doing all the mailings for our buisness and it was fun because we "got" to listen to our GBS CDs. Thanks.Happy, happy, birthday!Bethany Robinson

Jessica Tuggle
Happy birthday Mr. Shea! I'm so thankful for your service to God and for the songs that he has given to you. May God shower you with blessings for His glory!!!

Steve
Happy Birthday GeorgeI'm half your age and I still love the sound of your voice.God Bless You.

Jim and Jolene Page
Dear Bev,Congratulations on your 100th birthday. You have been such a blessing to us over the years with you beautiful singing. You have also blessed the world with your praises to the Lord,God bless you.We love you.

Lansing E. Tryon, Rochester, NY
A glorious Happy 100th Birthday to you!!And Thank You for some of our favorite hymns and gospel songs.

Phyllis in Jerseyville, IL
Happy 100th Birthday Bev! You have been a great blessing to me through the years as you sang at the Billy Graham Crusades. I attended two crusades and have seen you many times on TV. I wish you many more happy years serving the Lord.

Diane & Warman Barnard, Chesterville, Ont., Canada
May God richly bless you on this, your special day. Thank you for your music ministry during the Bill Graham crusades on TV and during the times that you have appeared with Bill Gaither. You have truly been a blessing to all of us. God Bless.

Dora Rossi
Happy Birthday. Many More. It was an honor to work your son Ron Shea during the New York Crusade and get to know your family. Have a blessed Day. Dora

Philip Martin
Hi, Mr. Shea,How are you?Happy Birthday, Mr. 100!My uncle's birthday is today also, and I told him that he has a ways to go before he is 100 and still singing!Thank you for your music. I have a CD you made when you were a mere 89; my favorite track on it is "O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go".I trust you have a very blessed day. Thank the Lord!May the Lord bless you,Philip

Julie Eberhardt
Happy Birthday! It was a pleasure to meet you so many years ago at MBI in Chicago. I have always loved hearing you sing. Your voice was rich and full of the message of Jesus. BTW our oldest daughter has the same birthday as you. She is now a doctor and we trust her life will be as full and rich as yours. Blessings, Julie Eberhardt

Jay and Alice Zuverink
We have enjoyed your ministry in music our entire lives. God Bless you as you continue to serve Him until His coming or He calls you home.

Karla Graziano
I just wanted to let George know what a blessing he, and his voice, have been to my ears and many others ears. God has truly blessed him with longevity and a voice to be reckoned with. Happy Birthday George Beverly Shea, and my God keep you in his grace and blessing. I love you!

The Millers in MI
Dear Mr. Shea,I can still hear you sing, "I'd Rather Have Jesus." Thank you for being a godly example all these years. God Bless and give you a Wonderful Birthday!

Margaret Burnette
Happy 100th!Your singing and songs have inspired and blessed us over the years. Some nights I listen to one of your CDs all night long!It was good to see you and your wife on a recent BG broadcast on the Asheville channel.God bless you with a year filled with fun times with family and friends and all the blessings that God has to pour out to you.

Lawanna Pennington
Thank you for all the wonderful music over the years and for a life so well lived HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Margaret Bonar
Thank you for diligent and dedicated service. Your consistent and faithful singing inspired many of us! Though neither tongue nor pen can fully tell of the love of God, someday He will tell of your contribution to the fields of harvest! God Bless you!

Joan Nelson
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea! I've been blessed with your wonderful singing many times. God bless you with a joyful coming year!Love, Joan

William J. Cruise
Praise God for His gift of longevity for you. Thank you for sharing your gifts serving Jesus Christ. May the Lord bless. Happy Birthday!

Tom & Bonnie Himler
Happy Birhtday George Beverly Shea, You have Blessed us beyond. We're so Thankful you still are Blessing us with your singing. We stil Play your CD's. Gods richest Blessings. Tom & Bonnie.

The Cummins Family
To Geroge Beverly shea, Happy Birthday and God richly Bless you

David Millington
Hello George Beverly Shea. A very Happy Birthday to you from one of your many friends here in England. Thank you for your wonderful ministry in song which has will continue to bless and inspire. I have happy memories of interviewing you here in England at Sheffield (with George Hamilton 4th )and Birmingham. A really blessed time of fellowship and fun Brother Thank you David Millington

Arynne Robinson
HAPPY BIRTHDAY George Beverly Shea!!

The Frantz Family
When life seemed darkest , your music brightened our lives.when our spirits were lowest, your songs of god's love lifted us up.God bless you "Bev" we love you and may the good lord bless and keep you.

Jack Armstrong
I hope and pray you have a nice birthday while walking down the road as we come along with you .With God's help have a great day.

Noah Robinson
Happy 100th Birthday!Your music has been and continues to be a tremendous blessing. I have listened to over 500 of your recordings countless times and will never get tired of hearing them!!!! I look forward to being able to send you birthday greetings for many more birthdays in the future!!!

Dave W
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea. Your music has touched the hearts of many people.

Dean Ward, Beaumont, TX
My dear Brother Bev...I first met you in 1949-50 when you sang at the Chicagoland Youth For Christ services from time to time. I was the announcer at Orchestra Hall for the YFC orchestra at that time (for special occasions) and what an awakening for a 21 year old young man from Little Rock! I had been told I had a beautiful speaking voice. Well.....I was spellbound by your voice. I still am, as is all America. In that heavenly choir, I hope to continue singing bass and knowing my idol first-hand. I recall the time in 1950 we were all at Billy Sunday Tabernacle in Winona Lake, Ind and Billy Graham had a challenge that Ma Sunday had issued. If any preacher could fill the Tabernacle, she would donate a healthy love offering to that ministry. I never knew that for a fact, but it is a story I'll always remember! People came from everywhere and were overflowing on the lawn with speakers directed to every direction.I also played trumpet in the Chicago YFC Orchestra and that day another thrill...I played in a brass octet...4 each, trumpets and trombones and you know who the featured trombonist was...Homer Rodeheaver. Another pioneer!Happy Birthday Bev! 100....wow. And of course, God isn't through with you at all. Please keep your voice tuned as always. I was in broadcasting, radio and television for 62 years and played many of your songs and have put them on CD's and can enjoy them in my car as well. yep...I sing along the best I can but you are still the master of the vocal Universe. You're so very loved!

Gary M. Harrison
Bless you on your hundreth birthday. I grew up listening to your music and watching you on TV with Rev. Dr. Billy Graham. As a baby boomer, I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home with devout parents. Thank you for your authentic witness.

Judy Reed &Family
Happy Birthday!Praise God for ALL the people you have touched in your lifetime.God's Richest Blessings for many more!

Angelina Ferreira (from Canada)
Happy Birthday,You are an inspiration to all of us, not just because of your longevity, but because of your faithfulness to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Stewart, Barbara and Daniel Hamilton, Northern Ireland
Dear Beverly,We have just said Goodnight to several Christian friends here in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. We sang hymns together, including 'I'd Rather have Jesus', and listened to several of your recordings. You have many brothers and sisters here who have never met you; yet they love you because of your singing to God's glory.Thank you for your music, but especially your Christian testimony and example.May the Lord bless you as you enter your second century - still singing! "I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live" (Ps.104:33).

Ken White
I am 64 years old,and I have watched billy graham all the time.I have heard all your songs,and I have a lot of your albums.happy birthday my christian friend,and many more.Yours in Christ. Ken

Ruth Sutherlin
Mr. Shea,Happy Happy Birthday and may God bless you with many more. Thank you for being such an inspiration to my whole family. My father came to know the Lord by watching Billy Graham on TV and he loved your singing. I'm thankful that he was able to hear the God's word on TV because he didn't go to church until he became a christian watching Billy Graham and hearing you sing.God Bless you. You are an inspiration to all of us.

Ruth Sutherlin
Mr. Shea,Happy Happy Birthday and may God bless you with many more. Thank you for being such an inspiration to my whole family. My father came to know the Lord by watching Billy Graham on TV and he loved your singing. I'm thankful that he was able to hear the God's word on TV because he didn't go to church until he became a christian watching Billy Graham and hearing you sing.God Bless you. You are an inspiration to all of us.

LORETTA SHEA AND DAUGHTER BECKY (TERRY WILKEN'S MOM AND SISTER)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEV!!!!! WE SO ENJOYED THE WONDERFUL TIME AT YOUR HOME LAST YEAR WHEN WE WERE IN NORTH CAROLINA TO VISIT TERRY. IT WAS WONDERFUL TO HEAR YOU PLAY THE ORGAN AND TO BE HONORED TO SING WITH YOU!!!GOD BLESS YOU!!!BECKY AND LORETTA.

Lorraine Colwell, PA
Dear Mr. Shea.....I have loved your voice and ministry for the Lord since I was a child. I'm now 60, and I sing and play for the Lord all the time!!! Happy Birthday to You, and I'll look forward to singing in Heaven with you someday! God bless you richly!

Roger and Donna Kuhn
Thank you for your faithfulness in serving our great God! You have been blessed and we pray abundant blessings on your 100th!

Janet Stornelli
Dear Brother Shea: What an inspiration you have been of faithfulness to our Lord first and then to the ministry of Billy Graham. I pray that you will continue as long as the Lord wills to minister hope and love to a needy generation.

Melva Williams
Happy Birthday! What a wonderful testimony your life has been, singing to the glory of the Lord. God bless you!

Cathy Johnson
Happy birthday. What a blessing you have been to all of us!May God continue to give you strength.

Tina Foster
Happy Birthday! I have been watching you sing for a long time. Keep on, keeping on! May God continually bless you!

Peter Nelson
Happy Birthday sir thank you for serving the Lord for all these years.

Lloyd Mackey
Happy 100th, Bev, from Ottawa, a little suburb of Winchester, Ontario, where you were born. You might recall me as a Christian newspaper editor. Our last conversation was when you were honoured by Winchester. I think you were 93 at the time. God's best to you from Edna and I, and please pass on our greetings to your son, Ron, as well.

Rev.Bud McCleskey
Just a note to thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord for all these years. Your life has been an example of what it is to seerve the Lord. I met you once, and came away not thinking how great Bev Shea was, but how great our God is. God bless you greatly in these next days. We'll talk in the by and by... Thanks again....Bud McCleskey

John Schofield
Dear Bev Shea, Warmest congratulations on this very special birthday. I had the pleasure of meeting you over 30 years ago in a church in Windsor, Ontario where you did a concert. For well over 50 years your faith and presentation of the gospel in song has inspired and motivated me. Now I also have the honour to sing the gospel of Jesus Christ in both England and Canada.This month I shall reach my 300th concert! You, Billy and Cliff have about 275 years of experience here on earth. Wonderful. But in heaven, forever, with Him. I look forward to seeing you there someday in the future. Until then, may God bless and keep you and keep on singing about Jesus.With love in Christ. John Schofield, Blenheim, Ontario.

Ann Crews Vassiliou
Dear Mr. Shea,You're 100 years YOUNG!!! Oh, it's so great to have the privilege of wishing you a Happy 100th Birthday. Thank you for your life devoted to Christ. You're a real inspiration.Love and blessings,Ann

Gilbert Sebenste
Happy Birthday, George! Wow. If I can look and sound half as good at half your age, I'll know it's a miracle! :-) Seriously, though, God has blessed you and your ministry tremendously, and your walk with the Lord is admirable. By the power of God, keep it up!GS

Naomi Rizzuti
Dear Mr. Shea,Our family has listened to you since the 1950s when we first heard you on the Hour of Decision. Your singing has always been so heartfelt. My brother Tim used to imitate your singing! He loved to go in the backyard and sing many of your songs.Our mother passed away at age 93 this past year and we had someone sing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" at her funeral.I still listen to one of your cassette tapes when I drive in my van.THANK YOU for a lifetime of ministry that has truly glorified our Lord and blessed my life!Sincerely in Christ,Naomi Rizzuti

Shelly
Happy Birthday! what a wonderful occasion! Have a great day with great friends, and thank you for all your lifelong work! may God Bless You!

Barbara Johnson
Dear Mr. Shea, I grew up watching all the Billy Graham programs and listening to your music. My father loved to sing and always sang along with you. I never realized what a blessing it was to have a family where times like those were common place until I was an adult. You are such a blessing to so many families. May God continue to bless you. Thank you again for so many good memories and wonderful songs.

Joyce and Frank
What a wonderful testimony for our Lord your life has been and will continue to be. God is good.

Casey Currin
Hi, guess what? Our birthdays are really close! I'll be 16 years old on the 5th! I grew up with my dad always watching the Gaither homecoming videos, and I've kind of just grown up on southern gospel music. I love to study the stories behind songs, and one of my favorite stories is the one behind "I'd Rather Have Jesus." I hope you have a very happy birthday! Thank you for your ministry to older people, children, and teenagers like me!

Bobby & Julie Dinwiddie, Jr.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Who'd a thought!!! 100!!! WOW!!! We have SO enjoyed your singing through the years with Billy Graham's messages! May the Lord ever be round about you & bless you and yours forever! Maybe when you get promoted, you will just get translated! What an impact your friendship with Billy has been to others. thank you for making the sacrifices and the choices to serve Jesus with your gift.

Carol Mudry
What an honor it was for me to sing HOW GREAT THOU ART, with you and the Crusade Choir in Toronto, Ontario twice. May God continue to richly bless you for all you have done to honor Him.

Deron Johnson
Mr. Shea,Happy Birthday! I hope this note finds you well. Thank you so much for your shining example of lifelong service to the Lord. The lives of many-including mine-will never be the same because of your tireless work. May you continue to sing, and may God bless you as he continues to bless others through you.Regards,Deron Johnson

SC
Wow, a very happy birthday to you, Mr. Shea! May your godly influence in Christ continue in the lives of believers and nonbelievers alike. May the Lord touch the hearts of the unbelievers with your life and music! Many, MANY happy returns!! :) (Lord willing, you may become an entry in the Guinness Book of Records some day as the longest-living Christian musician!)

Lorrie
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! Thank you for your dedication to the Lord and your inspiring songs!

Joan Santino
Dear Brother George,God blessed you with a fantastic voice gift that I've enjoyed hearing you use for His glory! Thank you! Happy 100th Birthday! III John verse 2.Sincerely,Joan Santino

Nathan Rogers
Happy Birthday! May God richly bless you and your family.

Charles and Darlene Gillette
Dear Mr. Shea:It has been a blessing over the years to listen to your music as it truely minister's to our hearts and souls. Even listening to a tape we can visualize and feel your expressions as you sing with such a clear strong voice of the love of Jesus. The music of today doesn't even compare to that good ole fashioned gospel music. We only wish our churches of today would still incorporate some of the old time religion music.MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU ON YOUR 100TH BIRTHDAY!!!To God Be The GLORY!Charles & Darlene GilletteAurora, Illinois

James Reid Ross
Great life so blessed. Thanks for all the wonderful memories. My Dad loved you blessings to you and your family. love James Reid Ross

Ms. Young
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea God Bless You and Your Family!

Jonah Jabbour
Thank you for you continued service to our Lord Jesus Christ. You are an example of a humble servant and I wish you the best this birthday.

Joshua Robinson
George Beverly Shea,Happy Birthday! You have been a wonderful blessing to my life, as well as my whole family. We love your music. God has used it to bring us closer to him. It is also a blessing and privileged for us to be able share it with others. Thank you for your friendship. God bless you!!!...Joshua & Fama, and our children Joseph, Jonathan, and Daniel

Herbert W Nixon
Then sings my soul, Tell me the story, I rather have Jusus sums up the life and musis minstry of George Bevery Shea. Happy 100th Birthday Bev. God honors them who honor him and God has honored you with the gift of Longevity. Your music has blessed me and my family for many years.

YESUDAASS PATRICK
MANY MORE HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY AND GODBLESS

Raeann West-Williams
Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Shea!!Thank you for your obedience to to the Lord so many years ago when you chose to walk with Him and bless generations with songs that glorify God. May His richest blessings continue to fall upon you and your family!

Janiece Baldwin
Wishing you a very Happy 100th Birthday, dear Mr. Shea. Your message through song has touched and blessed many througout the years. I was just in awe at a Dallas Crusade. My husband and I have been listening to your music for as long as I can remember. His very favorite, and mine, is your version of "How Great Thou Art". My husband, Bob, suffers from Parkinson's Disease, as does Bro. Billy Graham, but he is still touched by this song. Thank you for sharing it with us and all the world. May God continue to bless you richly as you bless others.In His Love,Janiece BaldwinLongview, Texas

Laly.from India
Happy Birthday,God bless you & your family.I have seen you singing,with Billy Graham classics Crusades,telecast on God TV channel,in India.

Phil Collingsworth - TheCollingsworthFamily.com
Mr Shea, Your selfless gift of your talents to the Lord have inspired so many of us to want to walk closer to Him !! Thank you for giving to the LORD. You have deeply impacted my life for Christ's service. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!

Esao, Cheryl and Brian Tada
Greetings Mr. Bev Shea,Congratulations on your special Celebration!We praise God for you and your strong Christian witness over the years and how you have so faithfully served our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and His kingdom.Your humility and dedication to placing Jesus first in your life is truly a commendable example, and we pray the Lord will indeed give you many more years of service to Him, as we need leaders like you to be an example of a life that gives glory to God.May the Lord richly bless you on this special occasion of your 100th birthday, and may this be the best year yet, in Christ Jesus!Blessings,Esao, Cheryl and Brian TadaMill Valley

Sandra Cartner
Hqppy Birthday, the Lord has richly blessed you with talent, long life, and love for him. I heard you first, when I was 12, and accepted Jesus Christ. as my saviour in Syracuse, New York.Thank You for your service in him.

Christina Morris
Mr. Shea, may God richly bless you.Your beautiful voice has touched me for years. Thanks for your dedication. Happy 100th. KIT. Ont.

Alan Travis Johnson
Mr. Shea, I want to wish you a very happy one hundredth birthday. You don't remember me, but in 1986 you sang in the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant (sponsored by First Baptist Church Fort Lauderdale, at the War Memorial Auditorium). I was the stage manager at that time. I told you how my Mother loved your singing and I asked you if we could make a picture together and send to her. You, of course, said yes. My Mother kept that picture on her coffee table to the day of her death. I know have it. Also, if you go to www.revelationministries.com you will see the picture on the information page. Page one. You see, the Lord called me to take the Gospel with music and drama to the world after some years with the Pageant. And He has so blessed us and I never go backstage for a show to pray that I do not think of your kindness to me and how happy you made my Mother by that kindness.May God grant you many more birthdays.To God be all glory,Travis JohnsonPresident/FounderRevelation Ministries

Mrs Azeb Amdeberhan
Happy birthday Sir, God has blessed you with a wonderful voice and you have used appropriately. May He bless you with yet more fruitful years!

Robert Bamber Marshall
Dear Bev: Happy 100th Birthday! I was 40 nights with you in choir and counseling in New York's Madison Square Garden! Last June Happy 90th! Still singing, sometimes solo anthems imitating you! God bless!

Dawn Musick
Happy Birthday Brother Shea. Thank you so much for your many years of service to our Lord and Savior. May you see many more birthdays.

Brenda Estes
God bless you Mr. Shea. I grew up listening to you sing on the Billy Graham crusades. I had a great aunt that would watch you faithfully and would always say "God bless him - he's not only got the prettiest voice God ever put breath in he's handsome too!" She loved you the best. God has truly blessed you. I told my daddy to be inspired by you - he will be 84 this year and I have always told him he needed to claim his 120 years! I pray you do as well!Happy Birthday - we love you and pray God's blessings continued to you and your beautiful wife!

Jorge Eduardo López-Cano Negri
Gracias señor George por su perseverancia y ser parte del equipo que busca a los perdidos,Un fuerte abrazo su amigo y hermano en Cristo...

Uchenna N Ibekwe
The Lord said He will satisfy you with old age and good health for those who fear him. Happy Birthday.

Jackie Benaine
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. I love your voice and cant believe you're 100 years old. Happy Birthday!

Anna Maria Drost New Albany, Indiana
I had the privilege of singing in the choir and councelling at the very long New York Crusade in the 50's. I didn't miss a night.I've always admired your dedication to the Lord and the wonderful talent that He has given you.I will probably never hear you sing again on this earth, but I am sure looking forward to heaven. Your voice will forever glorify God.Have a wonderful birthday.

Bill and Suzanne Cole
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! We would never guess you were 100 years old! What a testimony of God's faithfulness. Bill tells of when he listened to "Songs in the Night" as a young boy. God bless you on this new day for the next century and we praise God for putting a melody in your heart. In Him, Bill and Suzanne Cole

Migna Barrera
I have enjoyed your ministry with the Billy Graham evangelistic association. I feel special sharing the same birthday. My birthday is also Feb.1. Many more blessings to you.

Nelson Bansah
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. Thank you for your the rich music and during the Billy Graham crusades. Your music, in addition to Mr. Graham's crusades, has been a blessing to me since I started listening to/watching the crusades as a child in Ghana then in England. Now living in the US, I have had the luxury of watching Billy Graham classics and the opportunity to listen to your music on weekly basis. Thank you for your dedication and we thank God for giving you 100 years on earth. Once again Happy birthday and God bless you.Nelson.

Winnie Coleman
Dear Mr. Shea . Your voice has been so anointed by God, that those who have heard will rememberi for years to come becuase it resins deep in the soul the message of your love for Jesus. Such a powerful witness of your faith to all who hear.God's Continuing blessing on you and your family.Winnie Coleman, Ellerslie, Ga.

Fred Thomas
Dear Uncle Bev,I praise God for you every time I think of you. I remember a few occasions when we chatted together, at the Greenbrier, at the Cove.I also look to you with great admiration for your deep genuine humility. I think of Amsterdam 2000 when you rode the trolley back and forth to the arena, while others with lesser status and tenure with BGEA “demanded” private vehicles.You have been and are a wonderful example to me, to generations past, and generations to come. May you have a most blessed Birthday celebration today, and may you be able to continue to sing the “Wondrous Story” for years to come about “How Great our God” is.Love in Jesus,Fred(Privileged to serve for 13+ years with BGEA in the Development Department as a Field Manager)

Lynn Lowe
With loving respect, thank you for your years of faithful service and dedication to Jesus Christ our Lord. I was blessed to sing with you at the Billy Graham Crusade in Louisville, Kentucky.To God be the Glory! Your sister in Christ,Lynn

Karen Carson
Happy 100th Birthday! God bless you!!!

From opal antle - sellersburg indiana
Happy Birthday! What an awesome life, what better legacy for someone to leave behind - serving and singing for God that many years. God bless you. Opal

Foster Larson
A 'belated' Happy Birthday!! My Dad is Les Larson, my Uncle was Vince Hogren (who did the announcing for some years at the Village Church doing the 'Songs in the Night' broadcasts.One of my most 'precious memories' was of the time you were visiting our home in Roseland, one evening, and as my sister and I were going to bed (must have been in the '40's), you sang 'This Little Light of Mine' for us. What a wonderful thing to happily remember! Thank you, and 'many happy returns of the day!' Foster Larson

The WhittleseyFamily
Dear Mr. Shea,Several generations of our family have been richly blessed by your incredible voice and ministry. Thank you! Happy Birthday and may God continue to shower you and your loved ones with blessings.

Besaw family
Happy birthday and love of god makes this world a better placehope my family can feel god/jesus strong again

Terhune & Roberts Families
Birthday Blessings on your 100th Birthday. May this be the year that you reap 100 fold the harvest that you have sowed in your ministry. Thank you for sharing your gift of music for so many years!!!

Mary Sue Alexander
I want to say a special Happy Birthday to a special man. Your singing has moved me and millions more when you belt out that beautiful deep voice during the crusades. I'd Rather Have Jesus is one of my favorites. You sang it as if you truly meant it and your life has proven that you do. God Bless You!Mary Sue in Rutledge Georgia

Fred & Peggy Crowder
We wish you the very best on your 100th birthday.You have been such an inspiration all these years. May God continue to Bless you & your family .May you enjoy this glorious event in your life. In Christian Love, Peggy & Fred Crowder

Kevin and Jackie Furlong (Knoxville, TN)
Happy Birthday to youHappy Birthday to youHappy Birthday Dear Bev.....Happy 100th Birthday to you! And many more!!!!!God's many blessings to you and your wife. We just want to send you a huge hug and sincere thanks for your wonderful service to the Lord and for Blessing our lives richly. Love you....P.S. If you continue to "drive your age" you may need a faster sports car. :)

Joshua Dixson
Dear George,Happy Birthday! Thank you for 100 years of using your gifts to share the gospel. God has used your example to inspire and encourage me. I have your CD (and book) How Sweet the Sound and often listen to it at night while I'm preparing Sunday's sermon. I wish you all the best in the years ahead. God bless you. Josh

Dennis Schaefer
Happy Birthday George! Wow!! 100 years young. Looks like God still has work for you to do! Is'nt it a comfort to know that we are never to old to be out of work for Him. I work at your boss's school (Billy Graham) Northwestern College and Radio in Roseville, MN. I look forward to someday meeting you in heaven !!Can I stand next to you in God's choir?? Save me a spot, I'm putting my reservation in early ok!!?? ha-ha. What an inspiration and example you've been !!! May God bless you richly this your special day and in the future. Your brother in Christ!!

Rachel
May God keep blessing you for your adoration to him.You are a good example of God everlasting love.Happy birthday God bless you always

Joan & Robert
Happy Birthday. Thank you so much for your faith and beautiful singing throughout the years. You have been a true blessing to me and my family for many, many years. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thommy Sides
Thank you brother Shea, For your commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you too for being a faithful friend and partner of Billy Grahams. He could not have done it all alone. He needed a very special "Hand Picked" team sent from the very throne of God Himself. You were chosen by God to sing for His glory and to lift up His Holy name to the world. Your renditions of "How great thou art" and of "Just as I'am" are timeless. We may be perfect in heaven one day, but I'll still ask the Lord to let you sing "Just as I'am" to all of us. For I think it will be good to be reminded....every thousand years or so throughout eternity that yes...Jesus took us...just as we were.."Sinners" and by His Grace are we forever at home with Him. I thank God too that you remain in good health. You should cut another album. and perhaps name it: "My second Hundred Year's" We already know what you did in your first, and so you can let it all out...and show the world what a Centurion sounds like when He's deeply in love with Jesus... It may be your most successful album. I hope you really do it! Don't worry if your voice is rough or short on breath. The church needs to hear from you and such an album would bring the church great encouragement. You could also call the album "Bev 101" In honor of your one hundred and first birthday, and by the time you finish recording during your 100th year...you may only have a few months till your actually 101. You could release it early or wait until next Feb the 1st. I hope you record another album Bev. You can record some newer songs too...but in your style. I think many people would be greatly blessed! Please think it over dear brother! I'm doing my debut album myself this year and I'm 49 today. I'm getting a rather late start but I have a good feeling that God is going to richly bless my album. I know that out of my many trials...God will be able to bring His divine love, Grace and Mercy. For in reality...He never strands any of His children. We sometimes leave Him stranded but he never abandons us. Love you always and forever, Thommy

Anne Sobeck McCabe
God love and bless you for all of the good that your music ministry has done for me and many others as we grew up watching you on Billy Graham!

Jerry Neff
Thank you for being such a blessing. God bless you Mr. Shea

Rev. Wayne and Sally McLeod
Dear Mr Shea, We just want you to know how much we have enjoyed hearing you use your voice for God's glory all these years. We are involved now for 26 years in Child Evangelism Fellowship of Eastern Pa. Doing the Lord's work also. We pray that we will have many more years to minister as God has allowed you to sing for His glory all these years. Happy Birthday, Wayne and Sally

Marilee Merle
100 years well-lived! Thank you for being a servant.

Linda
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Shea!! May you have many more as you continue to walk with the LORD! I have enjoyed your singing very much over the years.May GOD richly bless and keep you in HIS care!

LINDA CONOVER
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. SHEA. My dad is 82 and is a huge fan of yours. Your music has graced the airwaves all of my life. Blessed be His name.In His love,Linda

Stephanie Hope
Happy Birthday to a wonderful man. Thank you for sharing your voice with us for so many years!

Linda from WV
Heard about your birthday on cbn today and wanted to wish you a Happy Day and many more to come. Always enjoyed listening to your songs on the Billy Graham crusades. God bless you.

Polly Gibson
God's continued blessings on you beyond your 100 years of singing of His love and grace. Thank you for sharing the wonderful gift of your inspiring bass voice with the world! Sing on brother in Christ! I was blessed with hearing you at a Crusade in Greenville, SC in the 1960's.Peace be with you and yours. Sincerely, Polly Gibson

Melba Shaw
Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Thank you somuch for serving the Lord you have touch so manywith your wonderful christian voice. Remember hearing you as a child. THANK YOU FOR GIVING US SO MUCH. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Patricia Hilbern
Dear Bro Shea. HAPPY 100 BIRTHDAY and thank you for your ministry of music. I am a church pianist and love playing these great songs you sing. I still love to hear you sing. Thank you for using the talent God gave you to bless so many. I see Jesus in you. I remember attending and singing in the choir at a Billy Graham meeting years ago as a teen and enjoyed your singing then. I look forward to meeting you in heaven someday. God Bless You from a Christian sister in Mustang, Oklahoma.

Steve
I wish you a very happy 100th birthday. Something not many people ever get to see. It is remarkable how God has blessed you to be a blessing to the nations. Thank you for being steadfast in serving Christ.

Rod Alfsen
Happy Birthday George!I met you in Pasadena, CA in about 1984, you sang at Lake Avenue Congregational church. We spoke briefly and arranged to sing a duet for Jesus, 10,000 years after we get to heaven. Looking forward to that date! May God richly bless you Brother!Its a bit late, but Happy Birthday!

Howard and Joyce Brecheisen
Wow! PTL! Happy 100th birthday! Wish we could be there to help you celebrate. We love and appreciate you so much. You are a precious Child of God.

Barbara MacKinney
Dear Mr Shea,I grew up listening to Christian Radio on WMBI. My parents both loved the Lord, His church and music. While we have never met there is a special place in my heart when I hear your name. It brings back many memories of great music. My favorite memory attached to you is when my mother was very sick and dying. The music she wanted playing in her room almost 24/7 was one of your CDs. It brought so much joy and peace to her and all who entered her hospital room. Thank you for giving of yourself to God and others. I pray you have a wonderful birthday celebration!Barbara MacKinney

Mardele Miller
May God continue to bless you and your wife today and every day.

Linda Bailey
To God be the Glory for the things he has done. May God continue to smile on you. Your ministry in song has touched many hearts. I thank God for you Happy Happy Birthday

Gary Steward-Hope Gospel Mission
George, How wonderful it is to know how God has used you through out the years. My Mother and Father, Warren and Mabel Louise Steward, were involved in ministry with many crusades in Los Angeles in the mid 40's and knew Cliff and Billy Barrows very well. Your wonderful Bartone voice would ring out the Gospel in song and also along with the message from God's word would go on to impact millions of lives. May you have a blessed birthday. I know you will keep on singing here and will probably have a many times to use that wonderful voice when we get to Heaven!!

Marty and Sheryl McCrorey
Happy birthday, Bev!! We have been captivated by your wonderful voice for many years and wish you nothing but the greatest in God's blessings.God bless you and your family.

Mary Boydston
I thank God for you and your singing ministry over the years. Your voice is so very soothing, clear and refreshing. Thank you for letting God use your voice to share His Word around the world. TO GOD be the Glory!!

THOMAS LECK O'SHEA
I ECHO THE MULTITUDES WHO CELEBRATE YOUR FIRSTHUNDRED YEARS; YOUR HYMNS STAND OUT WITH CROSBY AND WESLEY; AND TO THINK YOU MAY BE MY COUSIN OR AT LEAST A DISTANT RELATIVE AS MY UNCLE CLAIRESHEA WAS IN CHICAGO IN 1909-1940+. LOVE YA.

Jerry & Nancy
Happy Birthday! You have lived such a public life before millions of people through the Billy Graham Crusades. What an honor Our Father has given you by allowing you to reach the "100" mark! Even though my our family was not Baptist, we were the "preacher's kids" and knew how many long hours of hard work and travel you have survived.May God continue to bless you and your precious family for all the sacrifices you have made for Him.Jerry & Nancy

Ron Davis
I cannot tell how much your praise to God and proclaiming of His Word through your music have meant to me through out my life. You and your music still inspire me through recordings and willcontinue to do so. I pray you had a blessed birthday.

Jann Coffman
You have been a special treasure to the Church during your years of ministry. I have special memories of Dr. Graham's crusades I've attended---your singing is one of the best parts of those memories. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.

Anon
Congratulations may God keep and strengthen u in jesus name. Amen

Carol Jones
Dear George B. Shea,Happy Birthday and many more. All of us have so enjoyed you over the years. A great big THANK YOU...

Lorene D. Perez
Dear Mr. Shea, although I have not heard you sing, I heard the love in your voice for Jesus. In the stories of how you were raised and your singing the Lord's praises I wanted to wish you the very Happiest 100th. Birthday! You have been blessed with long life just as the scripture speaks of. I wish you many more birthdays to come. In Christ's Love, Lorene

JIM SHEA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR.SHEA,GREAT TO SEE YOU IN OCT. OF 2007.HAVE A GREAT DAY. JIM SHEA, ROSEVILLE MN.

Amy Baird
What a tresure you are to America & Christians everywhere! Thank you for your message & life and may you have 100 more!

James Francis
Praise the Lord. Many happy returns of the day. I have listened to your songs on daystar television and the songs have made me spiritually strong. Thank you sir.

Robin (Shea) McGee
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Great-Uncle Bev!! This is your brother Alton Shea's granddaughter (Jon & Pat Shea's daughter) -- along with my husband Kevin and our 3 children wishing you a wonderful celebration!! Our family will try to work out a time to visit you & Aunt Karlene while we are still on furlough, before we return to our work overseas this summer.God's blessings and our love to both you and Aunt Karlene!Your great-niece,Robin (Shea) McGee along with my husband Kevin, and our children Mary, Christina & JonathanMissionaries to East Africa

Ashley
I would like to wish you a happy birthday George Beverly Shea I just turned 15 on january 26 your a lucky man to know billy graham I wish I got to meet him tell him his wife was a sweet woman your great at singing still I never met a person who lived all the way to 100 thats cool dude surfs up

Gale Wray
Mr. Shea, over the years you have been a real blessing to me. I love to hear you sing and Billy Graham to preach. You folks have stood the test of time over the years. I've not seen you waver. I just thank God for men like you and the example that you've set over the years. Happy Birthday!!

Ashley
My mom wishes you a happy birthday as well and god bless you George Beverly Shea. Jesus loves you. Keep sharing gods word.

Annette Ballard
Happy Birthday, we love to hear you sing, and have listened to you for years

Roly Johnson, Northumberland, UK
I remember seeing you singing on tv at a Billy Graham crusade when you were 80yrs old. I said to the Lord then " That's what I want to be doing when I'm 80, Lord, singing for you!" Thank you for your inspiration and dedication to Jesus. Happy Birthday!

Sam Cottle
Happy Birthday Sir! May God bless you and yours for all of your years of faithful service to the Gospel of Jesus Christ!You are an inspiration to all of us young ministers to be faithful to the call and live a good life before God and our fellow man. May eternity reveal the multiple millions of people you have touched with your songs and your gentle spirit.God bless you and strengthen you in this season of life!Pastor Sam and Pam CottleJessica and Joshua.

Betty Ware
Congratulations on reaching this special milestone in your life. I have enjoyed hearing your music all my life. The sincerity with which you sing is a blessing to me. May God continue to bless you as you serve Him. Happy 100th birthday.

Nancy Kolb
Thank you for all your musical service to the Lord. When I have been asked for the name of my favorite singer, your name always comes to mind.

Rev. Jimmy Hedrick
Bro.Bev I thank God for you and how your voice his lifted up His great name for so long. Keep praising the Lord as long as he gives you the opportunity. Happy Earthly Birthday. Looking forward to celebrating Jesus with you in glory.

Judy
Wishing you a very Happy 100th Birthday!!! Your music has been a blessing to me for all of my adult life and I remember hearing you on television as a child. Through life's hardest times I alway come back to your music for comfort and to help me focus on the cross and "to be sure be very sure (my) your anchor holds and grips the solid rock". Thank you for the gift of sharing your voice and your faith with all of us. May God Bless you always!!!

David McGee
To a true gospel giant. Happy 100th, Mr. Shea! Your music never gets old, and apparently neither do you. Please log on to TheBluegrassSpecial.com on February 3 and check out our tribute to you. Best wishes for continued good health, and many more productive years. God bless. --Best always, David McGee, founder/publisher/editor, TheBluegrassSpecial.com

ANTHONY MASTRANGELO
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER SHEA AND MANY MANY MORE.THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A FAITHFUL AND DEVOTED SERVANT OF THE LORD. YOU HAVE TRULY BLESSED SO MANY IN YOUR LIFETIME.THE BEST IS STILL YET TO COME AND THE "BEST' IS COMING VERY SOON. SINCERELY,ANTHONY AND MARY LOU MASTRANGELODREXEL HILL, PA

Dolores Whitehead
Congratulations, You have been my favorite singer

Gary and Linda West
Happy Birthday George,The Lord has bless us through your music many times.Till he Comes,Gary and Linda West

Alfred Horsford
I have admired George Beverly Shea since I was in my teens. I am now sixty-three. I remember telling a misiionary that I wanted to sing like Bev Shea. She met Bev some time later and told him of my dream. In his modesty he said to her, "Let him use somebody else as a model."I shall always rememberer the pathos with which he sang. Bev ministered rather entertained. His sincerity and humility carrried his songs straight to the heart. He is a man evidently filled with the Holy Spirit.It was my privilege to both hear and see him sing at the Billy Graham Conference for Itinerrant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1986. My heart was thrilled to listen to my hero. While the choir was singing Cliff Barrows asked Bev to sing a stanza of the song (It may have been How Great thou art). Bev sang the stanza and then in the midst of the rendition asked, "What do we do now."I was amazed at the flexibility and aplomb of both himself and Cliff.The Lord gave me an added treat during the week of the Conference. While walking on the streets of Amsterdam, whom should I run into but Bev Shea and his wife! Although I had never met him before it seemed the most natural thing for me to say, "George Beverly Shea." I was as overwhelmed as a kid meeting his baseball hero for the first time when that bear of a man took my tiny paws in his great big ones and said, "You sing! I can tell." May the Lord keep Bev alive and singing until Jesus comes.Alfred Horsford (Pastor, Grenada)

David Stuckey (ex-Liverpool Daily Post)
I well remember meeting Bev at Mission England/Anfield, Liverpool. He gave us pressmen his time and his testimony and we enjoyed his company and his singing. Happy Brithday Bev - you have left so many happy memories wherever you've been over the years. God continue to bless and keep you.

Beverly Roberts
Dear Mr. Shea, I want to wish you a very blessed Happy Birthday. 100--Wow!! Not many can say that. I wish you many more years of health, happiness, love and prosperity. There is no voice anywhere like yours. You are a very unique and special person and keep on singing!!!

Ken Critchley
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. What an inspiration and legacy you are. May God bless you.

Charles Litster
From Dalgety Bay, Scotland, UK. Keep singing and writing songs. Luke V1.37 For with god nothing is impossible

Ann McKenzie
Mr. Shea,Wanted to take the opportunity to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Your singing has always blessed me over the years and also inspired me to become involved in music myself. Thank you for your dedicated Christian service and may God continue to bless you.

Tom & Karen West
You inspire me, keep on singing Brother. See you in Heaven soon. Jesus is Lord!

Brenda Newlin
George: You have inspired so many people over the course of your life. God has blesses this nation and the world with your devotion to him and the ability to sing so many wonderful songs.May God continue to bless you and your family as you continue to share your faith and love with those around you.

Linda P. Wright
Mr. Shea,Your beautiful, God-given bass voice stands outabove the rest. Just recently, I saw an interview you did with Bill Gaither which I thoroughly enjoyed. Keep singing and have aa marvelous birthday celebration!

Patricia M. Walsh
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! I still remember how beautiful you sang "What a Friend I have in Jesus" during Billy Graham's Crusades. I sometimes sing it to myself since then! God Bless you with good health and happiness! Sincerely, Pat Walsh, East Windsor, NJ

Christina Sattler
Happy Birthday dear brother i have heard you sing the lords praises I’m so happy

The Blomeleys
Congratulations on reaching such a milestone! May God bless you and everything you do.

Shirley Wilson, Virginia
Happy Birthday, Brother Shea. May the Lord continue pouring out His blessings upon your life and give you many more birthdays. You are a blessing to many. Thank you for serving the Lord so faithfully and being an instrument and a vessel that the Lord has used mightily to win people to Him. Keep up the good work.

William and Janet Warder
Happy Birthday dear man of God! Thank you for using your gift to so beautifully glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. You are an inspiration of the promise..with long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation..because he loves Me!

Raj
Happy 100th Birthday. I thank God for people like you. God Bless you!

Gayle Lecus
Whew, as you turn 100 years, you seen a lot, things you have not believed like the changing of communication such as the telephone to many people communicating now, the internet where you can get messages much faster. You have seen a lot of changes in our world in your 99 years of life, but one thing that did not changed and that is your faith and dependance on God all these years and your musical gift which inspired many generations and many more to come. I know you are thanking God for all those blessings which came to you all these years and are continually encouraging us to live for the Lord through song.Blessings on your 100th birthday and I praise God for you, your wife and your family. --Gayle Lecus

Dick Schirmer
May God richly bless you on your 100th birthday. Your beautiful bass voice has been a blessing for me and so many others in your faithful service as Christ's messenger for these many years. Love from Minnesota.

Colleen Armstrong
Bev, I have been enjoying your singing since I was a little girl in the '50s. Your voice is as strong as ever - you still sound great! Thank you so much for your obedience and for the love for God that I can hear in your voice. May God richly bless you and your family for many more years to come. (You don't look or act 100 years old!) Love in Christ

Sandra Warner
Happy Birthdsay as you turn 100. Thank you for your wonderful music and your love for Jesus Christ.

bjarne Magnusson,dk
Hallo George Beverly Sheamanny blesings on the great day, i first saw you in copenhagen in 1966 in Forum, shake hand with you and get your autograph. i was 16 at that time, now i have all your records, and enjoy seeing you on gaither video, God bless youin christ Bjarne from Danmark

Teresa Møller from Copenhagen
Dear Shea,Dear Mr. George Shea,Happy 100th Birthday. You are such an inspiration to me being truly a man of God. I believe you have lead a life according to Psalm 27:4. I hope to send more birthday greeting to you in the future. God bless.

Brother Robert W. Brown
Mr. Shea,Thank you so much for your dedication and ministry for all these years to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As the Pastor of Salem Baptist Church in Plain Dealing, La. we would like to wish you a Happy Birthday and May God continue to Bless and Keep you until we all meet in Glory Some Glad Day. Every Sunday Morning we sing "Happy Birthday" to those that have had a birthday that week. We will be singing Happy Birthday to you, also. We wish you Peace and God-Speed in your next 100 years. I can still remember, as a child, listening to you sing at the Billy Graham Crusade in 1950 or 1951 in Shreveport, La. "Even so, Lord Jesus, Come". In Christ,Brother Bob & Joyce BrownPastor, Salem Baptist Church2657 Vanceville RoadBossier City, La. 71111

Doreen
May God bless you today with as much joy as you have brought to others while you faithfully served Him.

Giovani Valentine-
Wishing you all the best and Gods Richest blessings. You have been a blessing to me over the years...

Roze Shepard
Dear Mr. Shea,It is wonderful to wish you a happy 100th birthday. I saw you on TV on cwnews and you look and sound wonderful! it is an inspiration to me to see that your faith has kept you well and whole and witnessing for the Lord.I used to watch you all of the time on the Billy Graham crusades and I was always blessed, and am still!Happy 100th birthday and many more! God bless you and your family always sincerely roze.

Willie Lawton
Dear Mr.George Beverly Shea,I want to wish you Happy 100th Birthday! over the years you have bless many people and touch many hearts.mine include.God had truly bless you! I hope you have the bless day of your life and let everyone spoil you.you deserve it and more.keep singing for God.God bless you with many more to come. I love you Mr.George.love always Willie.

Muriel
Happy Birthday to a wonderful example of someone who has served the Lord faithfully all their life. I listened to your songs as a young girl and was amazed today to listen to one recorded when you were 98 years old. Praise the Lord for your devotion and enthusiasm in serving God and others. Thank you for allowing God to use you all these years and never giving up. God bless!In Him Muriel

Teresa Morris
I'm reminded of a "tender" song I learned as a young girl growing up in the late 50's and early 60's while attending the Methodist Church in Vanceboro, North Carolina. The song is titled "This Little Light Of Mine"...I'm gonna let it shine." Living along the coast of North Carolina we are taught to appreciate the history associated with our noted lighthouses. It is the SHINING LIGHT inside the lighthouse that is the focal point of these lessons having been passed forward in-kind from one generation unto the next generation. A Lighthouse only becomes a true lighthouse when there is a visible light. I believe as Christians we are known by our "light". Thank you Mr. Shea for being a faithful musical LIGHTHOUSE with the BGEA. My little family has listened to you for many years and because of your decision to share the songs GOD has gifted to you as a SACRED TRUST...these songs have moved me, grounded me, touched the heartstrings of my adult children Sara and Sam, the colorful apronstrings of my little grandson Isaac and kazillions of others towards developing a closely-knitted personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It was an honor for me to have the chance to play the piano inside the Chapel at the Cove during the summer of 2008. My being invited to "touch" the keys in which I was told Mr. Shea has also "touched" was an awesome treat. Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea!Teresa Morris-Coastal North Carolina

Kathleen Ehrhart
Dear George B Shea, I have enjoyed hearing your voice spread the word of the Lord for 30 yrs. "Happy Birthday to you, to Jesus be true, may God's richest blessings fall fresh upon you."Happy Birthday George and keep up the good work!

Edna Smith
Happy Century Birthday to you! I know you've seen wonders here on earth in you span of life so far but oh the wonders of seeing Heaven and God,I believe none can compare.The song is a great, so inspiring. Thanks so much for showing us how to praise God through your songs and your service. I have been truly blessed to have heard your voice I know God blessed you with it for many an ear. God Bless you,

Ed & Ginger Silfies
We are sending you wishes for a wonderful Birthday.You have been such an inspiration to us.May you be blessed with many more,you are a blessing.

Pastor Maurice Johnson
Wow! Wow! Wow! Congratulations, man of God! The Lord has allowed you to live for an entire century. I believe this is a testimony to your faithfulness to Him. May this 100th year of life be your best year yet. Surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life. And you will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Ellen Gerig
What a privilege to have reached such a significant milestone! Thank you for serving the Lord with your life and wonderful voice all these many years. Have a most wonderful birthday!

George Dooms
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea! From the days I first heard about you, caught a glimpse of you in 1948 while a high school student, and through the rest of my life, you have remained a great influence and have impacted my life and countless others world-wide. I'm sending a letter with more details via "snail mail." May God continue to bless you abundantly! George H. Dooms, Founder/President, TTT Christian Youth Ministries, Evansville, Indiana

Anne Carlson
Mr. Shea,I wish you a wonderful 100th birthday. I thank the Lord for giving you to us all those years! You were always a blessing, but I remember especially when you came to sing at Houghton College somewhere between 1963 and 1965. It was a special and blessed time!! God bless you!

Sharon Lord, California
Thank you George for your many years of faithful service to our Lord

Geri Laughman
Happy 100th birthday.May God continue to bless you richly.

Dennis Roper
Happy birthday George

Bob Haldeman
Happy Birthday to outstanding man of God. When I get to heaven I want to be able to stand with brothers like you and sing God's praises for eternity. God Bless You Sir!!!

Jan Turner
Happy, happy 100th birthday. I'm remembering you singing back in the 1960's at the crusades and knew it was a Billy Graham event! Thanks for the great memories!

Vicki Anderson, Seattle Washington
Many Blessings to you Bev. You certainly have provided many to me over the years. I first watched you as a little girl in Texas during the 50's. The Lord has provided both you and Billy such a long and fruitful testimony. Thank you for your continued service to our Lord.

Lorie Harris
Happy Birthday. I can remember as a child hearing you sing and hearing Mr. Graham. I was so blessed to be in the service at First Baptist Church, Columbia SC when you came a year or so ago. What a wonderful night of worship. It was AWESOME. I pray that you have a great birthday and that you are pain free. May God bless you richly. All my love to you. Lorie Harris

Joe Drake
Dear George; I want to wish you a very happy and joyous birthday. Knowing that you one of Jesus own I know that you are already enjoying the joy and peace a true "born again" Christian already enjoys. May God Bless you and keep you safe as I know He will.

Tim Beitzel
Hope your birthday is filled with the knowledge that so many are blessed by your ministry. You're an inspiration.

Elinor Johnson
I have "known you" for umpteen years. I am 93 years old. My husband, Clifford Johnson, passed away two years ago. He was a brother of Torrey Johnson. You, with all of us and others, attended a dinner party for Mars Realty Co. at the Drake Hotel in Chicago on January 27, 1942. (I have a picture of the gathering). That, of course, was before you became famous. My daughter, Faith Johnson, went with Eila Shea to the Boston Crusade (1965?). They joined the team for a meal and Faith remembers you telling the story of how you wrote "The Wonder of It All." It was so exciting for her to meet you. My son and daughter join me in thanking God for your life and ministry, and for the blessing your singing has been to us throughout the years. Happy 100th!!

Fred Ammermann
Happy Birthday and GOD BLESS YOU NOW AND FOREVER.

Dan Phillips
Happy birthday to you, Bev. I appreciate your hearty lifting up of the precious name of Jesus in heartfelt song. God bless you.

BILL & HELEN
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGEwe watched you on tv for years will see you in heaven one day. GOD BLESS BILL & HELEN

Kathi Boh
Mr. Shea,You along with Rev Graham have been such an inspiration to my life. I am a musician, a retired music teacher, organist and pianist. Your music has meant sooo much to me in my life. I LOVE it all and use to play it as much as I could. THANK you so much for your wonderful contribution for Christ thru your music. I know music has changed so much over the years but I miss hearing 'I'd Rather Have Jesus, and 'His Eye is on the Sparrow', just to mention a few. We need to sing those songs again!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!God Bless You,Kathi

Phyllis Immanuel
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea. Thank you for years of ministry you provided through gospel music. You sang at Moody one Sunday night while I attended Emmaus Bible School. Our hearts were warmed and encouraged. I hope you are thoroughly celebrated as you remember the blessings of Christ in your life. May the Lord bless you with HIS presence, Phyllis Immanuel

Matthew Hayes
Happy and Wonderful 100th Birthday Mr. Shea. I met you once at Houghton College, and I knew your brother Alton. I remember sitting by he and his wife at the Houghton Wesleyan Church. Thank you for all your wonderful music. I will remember you always.

Cynthia Smith
What a terrific blessing you have been to me and my house! I thank God that you decided to work for Our Father in Heaven!Blessed may your day and year be!!All of God's best for you!With love in Jesus, Cynthia Smith

Norma Gomez
Dear GeorgeHappy 100th Birthday! God Bless you. Your singing has been a great blessing to me. Thank you.

Brad Renegar
Thank you for your service to the LORD and your example of the Christian Life as it should be lived.One of the most moving times of my life was singing in the Crusade Choir at Scope in Norfolk Va. Have many more Happy Birthdays!!!

Sue Ellen
Dear Mr. Shea,You have provided years of comfort and inspiration to people you don't know but none the less were touched by you, as in the message "It's a Wonderful Life" We touch more folks than we realized and change their lives more than we realize! God Bless! Keep up God's work!

Ray & Toni Wartinger
Congratulations!!! Happy birthday to you! God bless you, Mr. Shea. Love to you and your family!

Mary Lou & Wallace Faulkner
Happy Birthday,Your message through song has filled our hearts for decades. You are truly an ambassador for Christ.Happy 100!!

Mar
Happy Birthday! Talk about a life lived with a purpose. Life well lived my friend! Wishing you all the best and congratulations!

Inga Simonsen, Faroe Islands
Dear Georg Beverly Shea! Happy Birthday! - I feel like I know you very well, because I grew up with your music. We listened to Evening Whispers and others of your LP's. And my father went all the way to Glasgow to hear you sing in Kelvon Hall. You have been a great blessing to me and my sisters and brothers. Thank you for that and God bless you. Wish you a wonderful day.

Vi Betancourt
Thank you for your service to the world. We have enjoyed your help in inspiring us to worship and praise God. Thank you for your faithfulness! May the Lord bless you with another 100 years!Thank you!

Lavinel & Calina Popescu
When you get to heaven, Mr.Shea, I'm sure you'll be the lead bass singer for the heavenly choir (I'll be with the altos). May God continue to bless you with health, happiness, and eternal life. Thank you for all the joy you've brought to us through your songs.

Tim Rempel
Dear Mr Shea Happy Birthday! I just want to say "Thank you" for the impact your music and your personal integrity have had on my life through the years.As a boy, I lived near Winnipeg Manitoba. In theearly 1970's I bought my first record player. The first record I played was "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Bev Shea.In the late 1980's I was a student and met you at a Billy Graham School of Evangelism in Banff Alberta. You were just about to celebrate your 80th birthday at that time. Now I am a pastor in California and I am still blessed by your music. Thanks for the years of ministry you have given to the Lord and His church. May God bless you on this your 100th birthday!

Harriet Avner
Hello Brother Bev Shea!What a privilege to be able to wish you birthday wishes and blessings.It was through your singing that the Lord caught my attention, about 49 years ago.The love of the Lord came through the radio to my heart. I could feel God`s love in your voice even as you talked, and then sang. I have bought about every record that you ever made, and later cassettes and now I understand there are some CD`s out there.You are such a blessing, and I thank my God upon every remembrance of you and the example you still show. God bless you 'real good'.

FLORINE AND ICK MCKAY
WHAT AN INSPIRATION AND BLESSING YOU HAVE BEEN TO OUR ENTIRE FAMILY THESE MANY YEARS!OUR LOVING BEST WISHES TO YOU ON YOUR 100TH BIRTHDAY!!

Desmond Shepherd
Happy birthday George. You have been a blessing and an inspiration over the years. I was born and grew up in Jamaica in the West Indies, and I have listened to you since then. God bless you and enjoy many more years.

From Canada
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!Thank you for the joy that your songs have given us through the years. May God continue His rich blessings upon you as you enter the beginning of your second century here on earth. Helene Lorimer

Dan Goldsmith
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea. You were first introduced to our family when you were the solosit with Billy Graham on "Songs In The Night" back in the 1940's. I have had the privilege of hearing you sing in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis and Calgary. I treasure your autograph in the back of my Bible which I secured during the Calgary Crusade in 1982. I was a pastor in Calgary during your crusade, and our church saw several new Christians from those meetings. My wife and I are deeply grateful for the humble way in which you sang those beloved hymns for the glory of God. May God richly bless you.Dan(& Leona)Goldsmith

Loys (IMB Missionary in Ukraine)
Bro. Shea: What an honor to hear you sing and going strong at 100 what a blessing from God. If my mom was still living she would be 100 this year also. So enjoy your day with the Lord and all those who dearly love you. Happy 100th Birthday!

Ruth
Brother Shea, you have blessed me these many years with your beautiful anointed voice. I will be 75 later this year. Have a very happy birthday and I know you are blessed as you have blessed us, the public, for so long. God bless you with many more years.

Alan & Joy Smith
Dear George, greetings from New Zealand. We are having a lawn party of some 30 plus christian friends. We will be playing your songs and music during the afternoon and have a birthday cake in your honour which will be shared over a relaxing afternoon tea. A wonderful trip down memory lane for many of us in the 60 - 80 year age bracket.Your songs were another pillar for our faith along with the likes of Billy Graham and Dawson Trotman of Navigators amongst many others of that era.Rome never produced a better Centurion. Thanks for the memories George.All our love and blessings from us here in Te Puke New Zealand.

Arild Gustavsen
I am an 56 year old Norwegian man who have loved your music from the first time I heard you sing in Oslo, I think it was in 1975. I wish you a happy birthday an a lot of new years.

Valeria Smith
Happy Birthday Dear George Beverly Shea you hold a special place in God's heart and a special purpose in this world. God Bless!

Rob and Nancy Brown
Happy Birthday, Mr.Century Shea!!! Thanks for blessing our hearts and pointing millions of souls to our Redeemer with song. You have etched "I'd Rather Have Jesus" and "How Great Thou Art" into our hearts and made their themes important parts of our spiritual fiber. Now, just keep on keeping on - there are still souls to be rescued.May God continue to richly bless you.Rob and Nancy BrownHodgenville, Kentucky

Gisela and Walter Kohn
Dear Brother Shea,Thank you for singing for Jesus. We always enjoyed your singing and have been blessed by your songs. We happy for your that God has blessed you with long life.

Joseph Samuel
Dear Bro Shea..Greetings from Philippines..I'm from India serving the Lord here in Philippines..many years back my mother came unto Christ in India due to Graham Crusade..am proud of you..I'm just 40 years old but have heard a lot about your songs and service to the Lord..Sure we will bump each other in Heaven..God bless you more..We love you and have many more birthdays...

Mrs. Gloria Bent
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea!You're an inspiration and a wonderful blessing to me! May you continue to sing to God's glory till He returns!

Manfred Lotarius
Congratulations & many blessings on reaching this honourable milestone (or should it now be called a kilometrestone>).Thank you for your inspiration and dedication to the Body of Christ. Thank you for "volunteering" to use your gift for us all, and not hiding it under a bushel."Well done my faithful servant." I'm sure you will hear these words when you meet our Lord.Blessings from Snells Beach, New Zealand.

Clifton Coutermarsh
Hello..I'm turning 81 myself and its just been such a privilege growing up with you through the years. Your music has just touched my soul many a night when I was driving truck full time. Staying awake to your beautiful songs just lifted my spirits and made life a lot easier. God Bless You richly on this beautiful glorious day. Happy 100th BIRTHDAY!

Chigbo Adi
I thank our Almighty Father for your inspirational life. For using you as vessel to touch and impact millions of people all these decades of years. For the many souls because of your ministry who have gone on to know our Lord Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and their names inscribed in the book of life. I thank our Almighty God for your life and length of days, for your voice and the worship He has given you from that gift, and I pray that may each coming year you have left, from our heavenly Father continue to be a soul winning, inspirational and worshipful ministry for the world. May Almighty God continue to keep you and bless you most abundantly. Happy 100th Birthday. Chigbo Adi United Kingdom.

Babu Thomas
MANY GODLY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY. I THANK GOD FOR USING YOU FOR HIS GLORY AND I DAILY REMEMBER YOU IN MY PRAYERS. Babu Thomas India.

Noah
Happy Birthday!

Bernice Howett
Dear Mr SheaI grew up listening to your records - my Dad, who would have been 100 last November, but died at 92, would wake us up every Sunday morning with one of your old vinyl records.It is wonderful to know you are still singing - I miss being able to hear you these days.May the Lord bless you as you celebrate your 100th birthday.I have requested my Church sing some of your favourite hymns on 1st February.Thank you for the memories.I look forward to spending time with you when we both get to the other side.regardsBernice Howett (Adelaide Australia)

Tom Diehl
George, in your 100 years on this earth, you have touched millions upon millions of lives. I was fortunate enough to see you perform when Billy Graham came to Baltimore, MD a couple of years back. That was my first experience with your music directly, though I was very familiar with several of your hymns. I'm very glad to know that you are in fine health as you reach this wonderful milestone in your life, and I pray many blessings upon you and your family, for many more years to come. God bless you.

PJ Young
Happy Birthday, Brother Shea!!!! You have been an inspiration to me! Every time you sang, the tears would roll down my face... I believe the Bible promises us 120 years of life on this earth to do His will and His bidding. I look forward to many more years of your ministry!

James Patrick Monaghan
Thank you for being obedient to the call on your life.

Janis
Thank you so much for your beauty in Christ our LORD. I pray He will bless you with a good many years to sing His praise. A very happy 100th birthday with God's richest blessings 24/7.Hove U.K,

Wanda Cole
Just the mention of the name, George Beverly Shea, reminds a whole generation of the beloved gospel songs that pointed us to Jesus, the cross, and salvation. You have used your God-given gift of music to lead others to Jesus. What a way to live a life! Happy 100th birthday!!!

Peter T. Jeffers, Kinsale Ireland
First listened to you singing on Radio, back in the 1950s! met you at Filey, England with Ted Smith in 1956. Thank you for your ministry in song. See you in Heaven! Peter

Ron Miller
What a wonderful blessing you have been in my life! I can not remember a time when your music has not been a part of my life. It has brought me much comfort and joy!! Thank you for showing me Jesus in your life and in your music. Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea!

Kay Wilson
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea! Your beautiful voice has proclaimed the glory of our Lord more gloriously than any I've ever heard! Thank you for your many years of service to Him!

Marguerite Fawcett Winchester Ont.
happy birthday bev i have enjoyed your singing for many years. i was raised in the church your dad preached in and where my mom and dad attended all my brother and sisters were baptized by your father except two ' i still am attending the same church' you have ministered to so many keep on singing god bless .sincerely marguerite

Dr. F. E. Wolfenbarger
Even before I became a Christian, I was moved by your music and the Billy Graham crusades while I was in high school. Through the years you have been a constant and faithful ambassador for Jesus Christ.God's best to you, Brother.

Mrs. Elaine Siefert, Oconomowoc, WI
Dear Bev, I'm so glad the LORD was pleased to leave you with us for 100 years! May He continue to bless you in every way, all because of Jesus.

Ann Abel
God bless you on your 100th birthday! May God give you many more. We need voices like yours in this world. You have been a blessing to me.

Lenora Andrade
I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday and tell you that every time I think of you or hear you sing, it takes me to my precious grandmother, her faith and the profound effect of her prayers in my life. You are full of light, sir and have been a blessing to me. I have had a life of abuse and was not able to be at my grandma's fumeral but I remember someone saying that you sang at a tribute to her in Southern California. There is no one to confirm it for me. Her name was Edna Reames. Your music is a way of my being a part of the Light of my Savior, Jesus. Thank you, sir.

Lois Williams
Your rich voice thrills me! I look forward to hearing you routinely in heaven! Happy Birthday and I wish you many more to come. Lois Williams

Debbie Miles
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! When I was a little girl, I found such comfort in your singing. The year would have been 1963, I was 6 years old, My parents were having marriage trouble. I would get our portable record player, plug it in, and get it into my closet. I would close the door and play your record over and over and over again. It caused such a love in my heart for the Lord. That fruit grew, and I have followed the Lord all my life, and have taught my 5 children to walk in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. My husband was given to me by the Lord, and he is a wonderful man of God. I can look back to that insecure time and say God used you to plant seeds in my life through His Spirit in your singing. My parents did divorce, and life was extreemly difficult. But my mother did her best, and knew how to call out to the Lord in prayer...where I often found her in the livingroom kneeling down! Bless you for doing what God called you to do, and not getting sidetracked like so many others! Love Debbie

Susan (Lewis) Hughes
Dear Mr. Shea ("Bev"), I remember watching and listening to you and Rev. Billy Graham ever since I CAN remember! My Daddy loved to listen to you sing, and my mother also. My Daddy has gone on to be with the Lord, so he will be there to greet you when you finally get to go! I must say, you look amazing at the ripe old age of 100! And you are still singing for the Lord! Praise God! Thank you for your everlasting love for God and for your continuous ministry to those who need Him in their lives! HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY! May God Bless you richly!

Patricia Denham
Happy 100! Thank God for Canadians!

Janet Harvison
Your voice has has been a blessing to me since I was a little girl. It is an HONOR to wish you a GOD BLESSED Birthday.HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Frank and Carolyn Williams
Happy Birthday to a blessed man of God. We have enjoyed your singing for many, many years. May God continue to bless you. We all look forward with happy antcipation to rejoicing around the throne of God together. Your brother and sister in Christ.

Denise Sowders
Bev, I'll never forget working in the OKC office 1983 and you coming in to see us. WHat a blessing you have been to my life over all these years. May today be a wonderful day for you. Happy birthday Bev and with you I'd rather have Jesus. Denise from the OKC 1983 Crusade Staff.

Guy & Fran Grant, snowy Maine
What a wonderful life you have lived!Congratulations.........

Michael Sochacki
Dear Bev,I am writing to wish you Truly Blessed and secondly Happy Birthday and I thank God for using you in my life to Inspire me to truly Worship the Lord and to sing aloud His Praises and to serve as a part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assocaition in His Service.Love, Michael Sochacki

Jeff and Sharon Anderson
Bev, we are so proud of you and stand amazed at the grace that God has bestowed upon your life.Our prayer is that God will grant you many more years to proclaim His love through your life and song. Love, Jeff and Sharon

Alice Babcock, Wash. state
God bless you , as you have blessed so many with your music. prayers.

Roger Campbell
Happy Birthday to you sir, may you have a blessed day! Thank you for the many hours of enjoyment your music has given my mother and I.

Margaret Sheldon
Happy 100th Birthday George. Thank you for all that you do and have done sharing your wonderful gift that the Lord has given you. What a true inspiration you are and have been to thousands and thousands of people who have had the honor of listening to you. We are all truly blessed and inspired by you. God bless you.

Sue Shores
A very Happy Birthday to you. I will never forget seeing you and Billy Graham in Chicago back in the 70's. I was only 12 yrs old. When you started singing with your deep, rich voice, it caught my attention. I will always remember that moment. God Bless You and thank you for all the wonderful years of beautiful music.

Gerry & Shirley Kilcup
Dearly beloved brother in Christ, For how many years have we enjoyed your singing, heartfelt and warm? for over 50 years!! May our Lord richly bless you and yours till He comes in the clouds and calls His children Home. Much love on your 100th birthday - what a milestone!

Drs. Andrew & Martha Park, Th. D.
May the Lord grant you a Delightful 100 BirthdayMay the Lord also continue to Bless and Keep you, and with us be ever looking upward as we await our soon coming Savior & Lord, Amen.

Stephanie
Congratulations on your 100th birthday! It is an honor to send you a birthday greeting. You are so loved. Thank you for your years of singing. You have brought joy to my home from watching you on television.

Thelma Solberg/Lester Solberg
God bless you on this special event. Thank you for blessing our lives for many years through the song you have written and sung. Amazing! A favourite song: "I'd Rather Have Jesus!" How true!

Art & Klaske
Congratulations Brother Shea on your 100th Birthday!!! Just reading this beautiful article makes me hear from engaging voice in my mind. Go for the 120 years Brother Shea with God's blessings abundant to you!! Have a great 100th year!!!

Jack
Happy Birthday, Bev, from a 78 year-old Montanan who celebrates his 50th born-again bithday as follower of Jesus Christ, my LORD.

Tom Stefina
Hi Mr. Shea!! Anyone lives 100 years must be doing something right!! I sing gospel along with other forms of music, and I can say your voice and style are a great inspiration to me, God bless you, stay active!

Jeana
Hi Mr Shea, Happy Birthday to you!! Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for the Lord!! You are a true inspiration. I hope this birthday is the best one yet! You are an amazing man. Happy Birthday and many more!

Nathan Mackey
Happy Birthday, Bev! Enough though I am part of Generation Y, I still enjoy your music in amongst all the contemporary Christian bands out there. You testimony is a great one and God has blessed you with longevity because of your faithfulness, I'm sure. I still can't believe you are singing at 100! Blessings to you and Mrs. Karlene.

Charles Heuberger
Happy happy birthday on your 1ooth. I remember when at was attending MOODY, the Graham team was in town for a crusade. You and Cliff visited our chapel. You played the pump organ. I remember I was amazed. God bless you and thank you for being available to be used by God these many years.

Glenda Davis
Bev,Wow! What a milestone to reach 100 years of age! God has been so good to you over the years and has given you such good health to bring you to this day. I hope you have a fantastic 100th birthday. You have blessed me with your beautiful music and have been a blessing to millions all over the world. As you and Karlene reminisce about your years together, may you have many precious memories to share with each another. You are a beautiful couple! I love you! Glenda Davis Kerri's former assistant.

Jill Caudill
May your 100th birthday be as much of a blessing as your precious voice has been to people around the world. Thank you for your service for the Lord.

Lynne Boutilier
We pray that your 100th birthday will be a most wonderful one. What a blessing you've been over many, many years. God bless you!

Jeannette Brown
Happy birthday to a kind, gracious gentleman! As an employee with Samaritan's Purse, my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting you at The Greenbrier at TASC 2001 (in the elevator). God has gifted you with talent ... and us with you. God bless and keep you.

Deb Coffey
God bless you as you celebrate this important 100th year. Happy Birthday!

Donna Reynolds DiPesa
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea. I met you when you were with the Billy Graham group in Louisville, Ky in about 1955. You came to St. Paul's Methodist Church MYF group on Sunday evening and sang for us. You made such a wonderful impression on me, and I have never forgotten it. My prayers and birthday wishes are with you.

Isabel Lambert
Your singing has been a great blessing and wonderful example to all of us through the years. May God bless you with a wonderful 100th birthday celebration. My mother was a close friend of your secretary Agnes Fulwiler for many years especially as she cared for her handicapped son here in the Dallas area. We used to hear wonderful stories of her times working for you and your staff.

Marguerite Muzzey
Dear Bev,May God bless you richly as you celebrate your 100th birthday. Thank you for using your gift to glorify God and enrich those of us who have heard you over the year.

Sue Budensiek
May your day be blessed with a renewed sense of the presence of Jesus in your life. Your many years of song have been an incredible blessing in my life, thank you for a life lived in service for the King of Kings. Happy 100th birthday.

Debbie Goad
We love you. Happy Birthday - Keep on Keeping on Let the God Times Roll.

Admirer
Happy Birthday to a wonderful singer and man. God gave you a great gift and you used it to further his kingdom. This is quite a blessing becoming a centerian. Have a blessed day!!

Tammy Six
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea!!! You have been a GREAT BLESSING to me!! May God continue to keep you & Bless you!!

Eddie Sprouse
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. I work for BGEA and I have been honored to meet you a few times. May God continue to bless you as you tirelessly serve Him as a faithful brother in Christ, God bless you for setting an example for all of us to learn from.

Rev. Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Jean Williams
Dear Brother Shea: Thank you for the many years of spiritually uplifting song. You have made the world a brighter place even during some very dark hours. Happy 100th Birthday! Our love and appreciation. Rev. DR. and Mrs Ronald E. Williams

John Wilson
An inspiration for us all; may God continue to bless you. Happy Birthday!

Sarah Cornwell
May the Lord bless and keep you this new year! Happy Brithday George!(My grandpa and grandma (Christal and Frank Barton) used to go with you and Billy Graham on your tours! I am sure they would wish you a Happy Birthday as well! God bless~

Carol Callahan
Happy Birthday! God has blessed us with your talent! May you be blessed this beautiful day! Carol

Ashleigh Stroot
Happy Birthday to you! George, you've been such a blessing to me and so many others! Congratulations on making it to 100! You are truly a treasure to this world.

Louise Stout
Wishing you a very terrific birthday!! You have blessed so many people!!!

Justin Andes
Have a great birthday! It's encouraging to see someone so dedicated in serving Christ!

Sheila Wharram
Happy 100th birthday, dear friend. I sang in the choir for a Billy Graham Crusade at Earls Court, London, in 1967 - and you were the singer at that time. What a blessing you have been through the years. Happy Birthday!

Joe Gray
Your music has blessed my heart and enriched our lives over the years. My beautiful wife of 71 years went to be with the Lord last April, but during our years together, we spent many hours listening to you along with Billy Graham on TV, tapes and DVDs. It seems like yesterday when we attended a crusade in a tent in Los Angeles. You feel like family to us. I will be 95 this coming June. God Bless You.

Mike Williamson
Dear Mr Shea,I am so thankful to our wonderful God for giving you the longevity to sing for His name and Christ's gospel all these many decades. Recently I was asked to sing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" on a Sunday morning. Who can sing it without thanking God for blessing us with this tune through you. May you have an abundant entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!With much love and gratitude,Well done, good and faithful servant. Pastor Mike Williamson, St Cloud, MN

Dan and Alice Lee
We saw you in Jackson, MS, in the 1970's with Billy Graham. It was awesome! We pray you will have a blessed birthday as you have blessed so many with your music.

Aaron Shust
Happy Centennial! Your commitment to Christ through your craft has been an inspiration to pursue sharing the love of Christ through song. Thank you for loving Him well. Have a slice of cake with extra icing for me!

Fran Farias
Happy Birthday Mr Shea,Since the 50's when my parents introduced us to Evangelist Billy Graham, I have enjoyed your music and passion throughout the years. It was my pleaseure to sing in the Billy Graham choir and hear you once again at the Atlanta Tour a few years ago.Have a wonderful day and Happy 100!!

John
I still listen to and praise God in your music!---Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Shea.

RITA J. KEMP
MY DEAR MR. SHEA, I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU THE BEST BIRTHDAY ANYONE COULD EVER HAVE! I HEARD YOU SING "HOW GREAT THOU ART" IN LOUISVILLE, KY. IN ABOUT 1955 OR '56, AND IT WAS AT THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIRGROUND. THERE WASN'T A DRY EYE IN THE HOUSE. YOU ALSO CAME TO OUR CHURCH. WHAT AN HONOR IT WAS TO ACTUALLY BE IN THE SAME BUILDING WITH SUCH A GREAT MAN AS YOU. YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING TO PEOPLE WHEREVER YOU HAVE GONE. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE SEEN YOU ONE ON ONE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. tHANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE. MAYBE WE'LL SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN AND WE'LL SING "HOW GREAT THOUA ART" TOGETHER SOME DAY! IN CHRISTIAN LOVE, RITA KEMP, CHAUNCEY, GEORGIA

Peter Ramirez
Happy Birthday, George, and God bless you for all the years your voice has rung across the airwaves.

Bonnie Kirk
The first time I heard you sing, my father carried me to a Billy Graham crusade in his arms. God has blessed you with an extraordinary ministry and long life. May He bless you abundantly in 2009.

Katie Bartley
WISHING YOU A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WOW PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!

Eric Paul
God's blessing's to you, George, on your birthday!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for giving to the Lord as you do. Eric www.ericpaul-croixnoire.com

Marcia A Smith
May the God's richest blessings fill this very important day!I pray you will be in good health and continue to lift up praises to Lord of our precious Savior. Your rich voice blesses my heart each time I hear you!

Stephen Kinford
Happy Birthday!!!Thank you for sharing the gift, your life and the testimony that God has given you all of these many years.May God richly bless you through His Son Jesus Christ in all that you do in your continued youth. Compared to eternity you would still be in the womb, and you and all of us sort of are in God's protective hands at all times as we were in our mothers womb, only better and more protected.Again, be blessed!!

Annette Welchert
Happy Birthday! We wish for you the most wonderful day to celebrate your birth! Thank you for lifting up your voice and praising the Lord. We read the story behind "I'd Rather Have Jesus" and sang the song a couple of Sundays ago in our church. Its message is timeless and ALL our people needed to hear it. We thank the Lord who created you!

Pastor Jonathan Tillman
Praise the Lord for a century of life and ministry! Your God given vocal talents have been a great blessing to millions as you have used them humbly to serve your Lord! As John Newton said, "When we've been there ten thousand years . . . we've only just begun!" I look forward to meeting you some day in glory!

David and Marsine Stratton
We have enjoyed your singing and ministry over and years. May the Lord continue to bless you and your witness to the millions that have and will continue to be blessed.

Mrs Becki Meek
You have blessed me throughout my whole life with your singing and worship to the Lord! You were a favorite of my Daddy, who was 1 year younger than you, and went to be with the Lord 4 years ago. May God give you great joy on this special day!

Mrs. Terry D. Germany
I consider it an honor and a great blessing to have heard your music on TV and on my local Moody Bible Institute radio stations for 36 years. I just turned 52 this month and wanted to wish you a very happy 100th birthday. May God richly bless you and continue to sing " I'd rather have Jesus."

Hazel & Paul Davis (Bedfordshire, England)
Dear Bev, Happy 100th Birthday! The singing is not just for 100 years. As the Psalmist declared, "I will sing of the mercies of the Lord FOREVER"! We treasure the fellowship we shared in your earthly home but "the song goes on", sweeter still. Praise God for your dedicated example. With CHRISTIAN LOVE!

John Payne
I doubt that I will live to be 100. But if I do, I hope that I, too, am still able to sing God's praises. Thank you for your inspiration over my lifetime and the many other lives you have touched around the world. My wife, Phyllis, and I look forward to being a part of your 100 year celebration at The Cove on February 2.

Geneva Peterson Platt
How God has blessed this world by having you live for 100 years. I worked at the original office at 1629 Harman, and was always blessed by the sound of your voice, knowing that wonderful things were going to happen in Minneapolis very shortly. The flood of memories which come to mind when your name is spoken, and the sound of your voice brings out the love of God. What a blessing you have been. Praise God

Donna K. Smith
Bless you Mr. Shea for being such a faithful servant unto our Lord all these years, and as His Word has promised, He has increased your days and has truly blessed us with giving you such a magnificent singing voice. Happy 100th Birthday!

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Noila Johnson
Dear George Beverly Shea! You have accomplished another milestone in your life. I have listened to you singing since I was a little girl and have loved every moment. You have blessed each of us who have been privileged to hear your wondrous voice raising praises to our awesome God. May His blessings continue to pour on you as you prepare to celebrate your 100th birthday.

PASTOR JOSEPH AND MRS. SERENE S. CULP
Happy 100th Birthday Brother Shea!What a blessing that you and your ministry have been to our family. Your lovely and inspired singing of "I'd Rather Have Jesus" (our favorite song) was one of the catalysts that God used to call me into the ministry. You wrote us when we lived in Italy and send us a requested picture. Since that day, and though, we have never met you, we have been praying for you and your family and we know that God will say to you one day, "Well Done, George Beverly Shea, Thou Good and Faithful Servant!" We love you so very much.Here is our website:http://www.swordradio.com/highlander.html

Barbara Lawrence
When I was a teenager in the 50's I used to listen to you every Sunday afternoonat about 3:30. You and Jack Holcomb wer the first 2 Christion soloists the I really remember. I was thrilled to know that there were songs that I could sing as a Christion teen. I was so blessed by your songs. You were influential in my life in that I started singing a number of your songs in our church... Now I am teaching some of those same songs to my 7 yr. old granddaughter. Have a blessed 100th birthday.

Rutherford Edwards
Dear Mister Shea, My name is Rutherford Edwards. I have lived in the Syracuse, New York area for over 57 years. I grew up in Hartsville, South Carolina. I was fortunate to take Bible in High School and found Christ. I attended a Billy Graham Crusade in Columbia, South Carolina and was blessed. I also attended a rally in Rochester' New York on a Sunday afternoon. I later attended a crusade in Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. I heard you sing To God be the Glory on a Sunday afternoon as our Christian Radio station signed on the air 40 years ago. I recently purchased the DVD &CD,Then Sings My Soul hosted by Bill Gaither. We thank God for you and your ministry through all these years. You have truly blessed millions. I congratulate you and wish you the very best Birthday possible. In Christ Love, Rutherford Edwards.

Diane Zavocki
Happy Birthday.Wow! 100 years old.I loved seeing you on the Gaither videos.Especially the one with Ruth Graham.

Teresa Clinton, SC
I remember my grandmother listening to you sing during the Billy Graham Crusades on TV. She would always cry when you sang. I hope that you have a happy 100th birthday. Thanks for all the joy that you brought to my Grandma Irene as you touched the hearts of so many people with your voice.

Happy Birthday
Dear Bev. What can I say? Your humbleness and devotion to the Lord have been such a blessing through out my life time. I am 86 and have been a devoted listener for years and years .... Youth for Christ time in Chicago, .... WMBI ..... Evangelical Child and Family Assoc. .... and of course Billy Graham Crusades ..... Helen Nielsen, Dundee, Illinois

Kay Daughtry
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea. I am 60 years old and grew up watching Billy Graham Crusades on television with my family. I fell in love with your music as a young girl. I believe that music can touch hearts when words fail. So many have been blessed by your beautiful lyrics and voice ...... there will never be another like you.May God continue to richly bless you and your family. Have a wonderful day!!

Pastor Kevin McLaren
Hello Mr SheaOur baptist church in Slade Green England wish you a very happy 100th birthday, many of us have fond memories of Earls court 1966. be blessed and keep blessing.Kevin

Beth Hudon
Mr. Shea: Happy 100th Birthday. You have touched so many hearts with your music and the Gospel through music. Thank you for all you have done over the years! May God Bless You on this wonderful occasion!In His Service,Beth Hudon

Pam Kumpe
When I grow up, I'd love to think I'd be an inspiration like you George Beverly Shea. Well, I'm already 54, but I do love to keep the kid in me, which reminds me of the songs I've heard you lead when I was a mere child listening to the Billy Graham crusades. I'll always hear you voice and can hum them to myself -- even now. You are a memory I'll treasure. Happy birthday! Eat cake, sing, smile and I'll tell God just how special you are. Oh, I'm sure He knows...but I'll say it anyway. Be blessed! Happy Birthday.(A person who was saved at church singing "Just as I Am")...at nine!

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YAZZ
MY BROTHER .., IF GOD IS SOVEREIGN ..AND WE BELIEVE HE IS!!...THEN HE HAS ORDAINED THAT YOU CELEBRATE THIS 100th YEAR HERE FOR HIS GLORIOUS PURPOSE IN YOU....HOW HE LOVETH THEE!... MY GREATEST THANK YOUS FOR YOUR DEVOTED LIFE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXXX

Sue Bayliss Sydney Australia
Congratulations on your 100th birthday. What an inspiration you have been and a wonderful example of how God can use someone with a gift to bring glory to His Name. I remember hearing you sing when you came to Australia many years ago.

Ron & Janéce Campbell McCreanor
Happy birthday to you Mr Shea!!! You are very special man of God, a Caleb of our time! Thank you for touching our hearts and lives through your wonderful voice. God bless you and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXX

Curtis W. Fortner
My dear George, we need to focus on a man of God NOW! For your century of service to him and to us, we are all so very thankful. The lives you have touched and the smiles you have created are beyond numbers. An example to all and a blessing to many. May peace and love continue to surround you as we all celebrate your first 100 years!

Christine Johnson
Congratulations on your 100th birthday. What a milestone. Thank for your ministry to in song over many years which have blessed so many people including me. Your life in song is a testimony to God's love, grace and goodness. God bless you on your special day.

Jacquie Marshall from Sydney Australia
Happy 100th Birthday Mr Shea!I attended the Billy Graham in 1968 and was part of the choir. I thank God for you and your ministry to people all over the world as you've sung about Christ our Saviour and brought glory to Him with your voice. Psalm 105:1-4

Gayle Abel
George HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY!WHAT A BLESSING YOU HAVE BEEN TO ME PERSONALLY AND TO MILLIONS THROUGHOUT OUR WORLD!As a very young girl in Sydney, I gladly surrendered my life to Jesus Christ as the Choir sang - "Just as I am".A few years ago my daughter and I led a number of people to Kansas City to be part of the Billy Graham Crusade in the Arrowhead Stadium. We invited a waitress from the Hotel across the road to come and she gave her life to Jesus.Thank you for the beautiful music you have brought to me and so many others through the gift God has given you to spread the word so emotionally as you do. Music has a way of touching the human spirit in a way that the spoken word does.God will indeed say - "Well done though good and faithful servant".With love from Gayle Abel and her family and friends.

Dr. David Smethurst
Dear Mr Shea,God bless you on your 100th Birthday. Well done on such a record of integrity in a world renowned ministry for so long.We met at Amsterdam 1983. You introduced your wife to me and treated me like a dear friend. I really appreciated that as I was an unknown evangelist from South Africa. You encouraged me to let my light shine where ever I could and not to worry about becoming well known. Your care showed me that God noticed me. Today I have the privilege of preaching the gospel in many needy countries around the world, winning thousands of needy people to Jesus. As well we support some 5,200 orphans in 4 nations in Eastern Europe. Your encouragement helped me to do this. Thank you so much, sir. Love and blessings,Dr David Smethurst – Australia

John Allam
Well done, Happy Birthday and thank you!!!From all your friends and fans in the UK

Diana and Dave Causton - Crosswaysmusic.com - UK
Dear George Congratulations on reaching you 100 Years. We have listened to you minister to us in song since 1950 and have been blessed by your voice and music.We run a Christian music ministry and have sold several records, cassettes and Cd's to customers who have been blessed.May the Lord bless you and keep you in His care, and may you continue using your gift of song to bless His people.Happy 100 BirthdayBest Wishes and God Bless. Your sister and brother in Christ Diana and Dave Causton CrosswaysMusic.com Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom.

Erv Lewis
Bev, I thank God for you and your ministry through music. You've been an inspiration to many.....truly God's ambassador. Happy Birthday.

Ginger Whisnant
Thank you so much for sharing your gift of music with us. I wish you a wonderful 100th Birthday! Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! Best Wishes Ginger Whisnant Charlotte, NC

The Stonecipher's of Cleveland, TN
Happy birthday no. 100. We have listened to you for many years and enjoy your singing immensely. God bless you!

Ginny Peters
A day to celebrate a life well used. Your LP first i bought early teens, only one i could not pass on from those days still played for it refreshes and reminds me all is well a sweet sound amongst the harsh sounds around us. THANK YOU GOD BLESS Ginny Peters (singer/songwriter Oamaru, NEW ZEALAND)

Albert ABel (Australia)
May you have a blessed time celebrating. I remember well the inspiration and challenges you presented in song at our 1959 Crusade in Sydney. I am sure you voice will be in the leading choir in glory. Praise our Lord!

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Duncan Fudge
Thank you for lifting the hearts of the saints to the Lord of Glory so faithfully. Have a fantastic 100th!Love in Jesus, Be strongyour younger brother, Duncan

Nathan McClay
Thank you for your testimony for our Lord and for putting the poem "I'd Rather Have Jesus" to music. Your choosing Jesus, over "anything this world affords" has been an inspiration to me over the years, as I have served the Lord in the music ministry.I have always enjoyed not only the big singing voice God has blessed you with, but also your kind speaking voice. Often when hearing your recitation on "The Love of God", I thought that you would be a wonderful, caring and loving father and grandfather!Happy 100th!,Nathan McClay

Charles Shackelford
How beautiful are the feet of them that have lived a life for The Lord!!!True Wisdom and character lies in you...I only wish more people could look and see what God can do when you live for Him!!!God Bless and Happy 100th...

Doreen Ainscough
Happy and blessed 100th birtday to Beverley Shea. I sang with you at the Manchester England Crusade at Maine Road in the sixties, whilst a teenager. I still have the hymnal I used and remember all the alto parts I learned with Cliff Barrows. I still have many LP records as well as CDs of your singing. I loved to hear you roll your voice as in Roll Jordan roll and How great thou art.Keep on singing!God bless and have a great celebration.Christian love from old England.Doreen Ainscough.

Beverly Jones
Happy 100th birthday, Mr. Shea. What a blessing you've been to us all. I saw you in person about 3 years ago in Gastonia, NC, at one of Will Graham's crusades, and I was impressed at how strong your voice was. The Lord has used that voice to inspire millions. God bless you.

Brandon Jones
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! I have enjoyed your minstry for several years now. I enjoyed hearing you sing at Will Graham's Celebration in Gastonia NC.

Caleb Ward
Thank you for dedicating your life to God's service, and for your faithfulness to Him. Thank you for always using the talents He has given you for His glory.

Walter & Kathy Hammond
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA!!!!!!!What an awesome instrument of The Lord you are and have been for all of these years!! Youare truly a shining example of the "Light of The The Lord"!!

Connie T. Francis
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. I thank God for the many years of pleasure you have given so many of us. What an inspiration you have been and continue to be! May God continue to bless you richly!

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Bill Nance
George,Dear brother in Christ - simply a very HAPPY CENTURY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!You have touched many lives and your music played here on WFCJ 93.7 in Dayton/Cincinnati has blessed many , as we have been on the air since 1961! I use a line I saw you use in print some 20 years ago - I close my morning program with it each day..."MAY HIS BEST BE YOURS EACH STEP OF THE WAY." I pray that for you, friend!Bill NanceProgram DirectorWFCJ-FM 93.7PS

Carol Vannoy
Dear Mr. Shea,Happy 100th Birthday!! Your music and you have been such an inspiration to me for many years. I am glad that we have your songs recorded which can be played over and over - as they are. When I grow up (and I am in my late 50's) I want to be more like Jesus and a lot like you. Happy Birthday with love,Carol Vannoy

Linda Knight Lakeland, Tn.
Happy 100th Birthday!! Your music has always blessed my family! My Dad who has now went on to be with the Lord always said you were his very favorite singer and we all agree! Thank you for teaching us to love Jesus thru your songs!

Alison Lowry
Happy 100th Mr. Shea! I heard you sing on stage at the Billy Graham Library dedication in 2007. I saw three former presidents and a crowd of hundreds moved by your angelic voice. The thought of that moment still brings tears to my eyes. I will certainly never forget it. Thank you for your service and your demonstration of faith.

Faith Community Church
Best Wishes from all of us.

Janice M. taylor
There's no way to express to you how much your music, and the sincerity you have convey through it, has meant to me for so many years. Thanks to God for giving you this talent, and to you for sharing so generously. May He continue to bless you richly, as you bless others.

Keith Carscadden
I met you at the dedication of the sign "Welcome to Winchester" several years ago, and sang in the choir in the Winchester arena that weekend. My sister is Bette Crerar of "Crerar's Honey" in Vernon, and am a friend of Roy Fawcett. I can't begin to tell you how much your ministry has blessed me, my family, and friends over the years. I wish you God's richest blessings on your 100th birthday. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Obie Adams
Bev Shea may God bless you on this special Day, 100 beautiful years. You've been an inspiration to me for a long, long time. You were with me through my Baylor years and far beyond. God bless you and keep you. Obie Adams, De Kalb, Texas.

Sylvia Smith...Ontario...Canada
All of EVERY bit of Gods best to a very special faithful servant of the LordWhat a milestone for evangelism, and Christian music.Enjoy YOUR special day..Happy Birthday"How Great Is Our God..."

Amy Robertson
Wishing you a blessed birthday! Thanks for the music!

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Jim Payne
Dear Mr. Shea, I have been listening to you sing as early as I can remember. I had the privilege of hearing you in person twice. You have been such a blessing! May God bless you on your 100th birthday!

Jerry Kroll
Happy birthday.You have blessed my soul since I was a child. Thank you for your faithfulness over the years. God bless you!

Chuck Shave
Thanks to God as to how he has used you to glorify Christ over the years.

Prof. Nelson F. Sheets
Dear Dr. George Bev. Shea: You were my hero when I was eighteen, you still are when I'm seventy two! God bless you! In Christ's Love and deep appreciation, Nelson F. Sheets, Prof. Emeritus, Point Loma Nazarene University.

Dawn McGregor, Buderim, Australia
Dear George, How I love the songs you sing and the beautiful voice with which God has blessed you. My parents are in the presence of Jesus right now but if they were here they would be sending you birthday greetings along with mine. In Christian love, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dawn McGregor

MARK CARTER
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. Thank you for your ministry, integrity and faithfulness to God throughout all these years. God bless you!

Dee Jones
Mr Shea I hope this is one of your Happiest Birthdays ever..I am 62 and have listened to your songs all my life. And I can not tell you how much I have enjoyed your beautiful voice.I hope you have another 100 years just as Happy....Happy Birthday Sir.

Dwayne Henry
George, I’m 57 and I have listened to you for as long as I can remember. I will never forget your version of How Great Thou Art. I even had your album with that same title. But I would have to say that the song that has impacted me the most was Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam. Though there have been ups and downs in my life I have always tried to be a sunbeam for Him. I just want to wish you a very Happy 100th Birthday. God Bless You.

Kevin Hooper
Congratulations on your centenary Bev, we rejoice with you for the blessing of God on your life and ministry. Thank you for being so faithful, not only to the Lord but to Dr Graham and the rest of the BGEA team. Thanks too for your songs and singing, we pray that you have a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness. Kevin and Evelynne Hooper, Australia

Diana
You are just amazing!!! I wish you the very happiest of birthdays!

Julie Kratzer
Just saw your picture on the Today Show just now(100 years) and I had to log on and congratulate you. You have been an important part of the 'Team' for a long time and contributed to Billy's success in reaching millions to the Lord. Thank you, Mr. Shea on your up-coming birthday and we will meet in glory. Congratulations on your milestone. Miss Julie, Largo, FL

Rick j Sane
Happy Birthday and even though it goes without saying....God Bless You!

BARRY AND ALISON JACOBS
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL HAVE A MAGNIFICENT BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE FOR THE LORD.

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Sita Henderson
On behalf of my entire family, especially my Mom and Dad in Trinidad, I would like to bless you with grace and dignity and good health for as long as God gives you on this earth. You are an inspiration. Thank you so much for your perseverance.

Marilyn Paterson
My dear husband and I have followed your progress over the years you have been with Billy Graham Ministries, he particularly was blessed by your ministry until he passed away in 2005. May God bless you on this your 100th Birthday Bev, you have indeed been a blessing to many.

Stephen Neff
Happy Birthday! May the blessings you have given through your song shine bright for all the world to see and as always point to our Savior Jesus!! God Bless You!

James "Loren" Simpson-hillsboro,Mo.
Happy"100"th Birthday !! I'm glad you've made it ! Though GOD has blessed you with a century of life & good health,you've also blessed millions with your voice in songs thru praise to our King and savior-Jesus Christ ! I requested an autographed photo from you about 4 years ago, you sent me a book,and a photo of yourself, but refused to autograph it, with a letter saying by signing it you'd be giving the glory to yourself, and not God.That you really inpressed me on how humble and genuine a person with such status as you are ! I hope you have many more years, in good health on planet earth, and if I never meet you on earth, I hope of having the pleasure of seeing/hearing you sing in the presence of the Lord!

maureen
Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Shea.I thank God for the awesome gift he had granted you which is that powerful voice you have in singing. Your music has made such a difference in my life.

Alei Sorhie
Mr.Shea a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.... God bless you as you celebrate this important 100th year....

WANDA MURRAY
MANY HAPPY WISHES FOR YOU MR SHEA. YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING IN MY LIFE, AND MY WALK WITH THE LORD HAS BEEN RICHER FOR YOU PRESENCE AND YOUR MUSIC!I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS, TOO!

Gail Sensebe, Covington, LA
Dear Mr. Shea, How splendid that our LORD has given you many years to use the special gift of song which in turn has blessed so many. Thank you for using your God-given gift to honor and serve Him. Have a blessed 100th birthday, and best wishes for more years of service in Christ.

Michael R. McKnight
Dear Mr. Shea,HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Oakmont Baptist Church music ministry in Greenville, NC! A number of years ago, you were the featured artist/singer at a Senior Adult Choir Festival in North Carolina. I had the distinct privilege of picking you up (in my personal car) at the airport. When we sold that van, I believe we were able to get a few extra dollars after telling the prospective buyer who had actually ridden in the van at one time! (They were quite impressed!)Thank you for continuing to serve in God's kingdom and being such a tremendous role model for others to follow. My first recollection of hearing you sing dates back to the 70's when you were at a Crusade in Knoxville, Tennessee. You touched my life as a 15 year old and played a role in my decision to become a minister of music. Surely, my story is just one among countless others. Thank you for giving of yourself so unselfishly through the years!A fellow musician/servant of God,Michael McKnight

Wanda Murray
Dear Bev,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How blessed we have been to have you in our lives encouraging us with your music! I praise God for you and pray you will have many wonderful days ahead!

Darrell Mahalec The Woodlands & Spring, Tx .
Mr. Shea, Happy Birthday !!! --- You keep climbing those rungs because we know whats at the top. God Bless U & your family -----

Octavia M. Cornelius
Bro. Shea,This is actually my first time hearing you sing and knowing about your great ministry. I can't stop crying, cause you've touched my heart in such a way, just to know and feel the love and passion you have for serving our Lord Jesus Christ and your song I'd Rather Have Jesus is such a heart felt one that it immediately connected with my spirit. I thank God for you and your ministry and I pray that the Lord keeps you in good health and good voice to sing on until God calls you to Glory. Happy 100th Birthday and many more! You have truly Blessed my soul.

Benny Lai
Dear George Beverly Shea,HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY!!! I am inspired that you are a Christian and soon to be a Centurion. I hope with God's will that I can live life to the fullest too.When I think of 'commitment', I think of George Beverly Shea and his commitment to Christ with the partnership with Rev. Billy Graham. This man is a great example to have in our world. Thank-you, George Beverly Shea.Your friendly supporter to BGEAC, Benny Lai.

Karen Woods
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dear Mr. Shea! May your day be filled with unexpected and wonderful blessings. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to hear your beautiful voice raised in praises to Him--our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Love, Joy, and Peace.Jude 1:2

Steve Dwyer Wales UK
Happy 100th birthday Mr Shea.The greatest gospel singer alive today .thank you for giving to the lord ,I really was a life that was saved by you testimony in song ,may God continue to bless you and Carline in your minisrty in song.

Murray Adam - Wesscott Marketing
Hi Bev, I worked at BGEA for 20 years and remember you fondly during that time. Your music has always brought me great comfort and encouragement over the course of my life. You're still the best! I recall an espcially funny time when I had the privilege of running you and Cliff Barrows around Beverly Hills to try and find you tuxedos for a special tribute event honoring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. We all had the best time! May God bless you as you turn 100. What an incredible milestone. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bev!

Tim Hetchler, President of Wesscott Marketing
Bev, we have been involved with BGEA for many years as their representative to the Christian Retail marketplace. You have brought great joy and blessing to millions around the world and we are grateful for your life and testimony all these years. On behalf of our company we wanted to wish you a very Happy 100th Birthday!

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Glen Gaboury
Wow---it is hard to believe---100 years! GOD BLESS YOU!! I still enjoy that old George Beverly Shea vinyl and love to hear you sing at the Crusades.You are an inspiration to us all!In Christ,Glen

DOUG AND SYLVIA MOORE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE FOR YOUR LIFE. YOU HAVE BLESSED US IN WORD, WITH SONGS AND AS AN EXAMPLE OF LIFE LIVED FOR JESUS. YOU HAVE CAUSED US TO GROW GODWARD. THANK YOU!

Victoria Lerew
Happy 100th Birthday. After all these years, I did not know we shared the same birthday. I hope to celebrate with you some day, either here or in eternity!!!!! Thank you so much for letting God use your voice and your life for HIS GLORY.

JAMES LINDER
BROTHER SHEA: YOUR NAME AND VOICE IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME FOR THOSE OF US BOUGHT BY THE BLOOD AND THOSE WHO GET UPLIFTED AND ENCOURAGED BY SINGING ABOUT THE WONDEROUS LOVE OF JESUS. THANKYOU FOR BEING A WILLING VESSEL USED MIGHTILY FOR THE FUTHERENCE OF THE GOSPEL. MAY PEACE JOY AND GODS BLESSINGS CONTINUE TO REST ON YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD I'LL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN SOMEDAY.

Patricia Fuller
What a glorious milestone for a true minister of music.Thank you for the many times I have been blessed and connected to heavenly joys through your singing.I look forward to singing with you around the throne of our wonderful Lord and Saviour. A HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May you continue to be blessed with good health and happiness.

Dr. Harry R. Jackson, DMin.
Dear Mr. Shea: Thank you so much for your service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You have blessed me in so many ways throughout the years. I count it a great honor to have known you through music. Happy 100th birthday. (Chattanooga, TN)

Wallace & Beth Bice
We have been blessed by you for many years!! We love you - Happy 100th birthday!!!

Phyllis Rickel
Happy birthday Bev Shea. May God bless you as you continue to serve Jesus.

Mike
You are a blessing. Thank you.

Joyce Harp
Thank you for touching my heart with singing a joyful noise unto the Lord.Happy Birthday!In Christ, Joyce

Don and Mary Ella Finch
Hello George Beverly Shea:Happy Birthday. You have been a part of our lives for over 60 years. Thanks.God Bless and Keep You,Don and Mary Ella

Linda Scarbrough
When I was a teenager I would lean on the kitchen counter in front of my mother's radio and listen to the Hour of Decision just to hear you sing. As a young Christian teenager your songs were an encouragement to me. As an adult your songs have been just what I have needed at the low points in my life. Thank you for choosing to follow Christ and bless the rest of us. HAPPY 100th birthday.

Gail Weatherill
Dear Mr. Shea,I grew up on Billy Graham Crusades and your beautiful voice. One of my most precious memories of my grandmother is watching you on television with her. She's been singing in the Throne Room for several years, but hearing your voice still takes me to a place of love and grace in her home. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. I will see you on the other side!Love in Christ,Gail from Charlottesville, VA

Peter and Marlene Bleeker
wishing you a very happy birthday . we grew up listening to your singing . and we thank God that he has blessed you with 100 years . BEST WISHES

John H lacen
Happy Birthday Mr shea and God Bless you my Brother

Deborah Chu
Congratulations on your 100th bithday :) I don't know about you,Sir, but my parents would get embarrased when I say hold old they are haha. But I find it such a blessing that God let you live these many years to give others so much hope and joy. When I first heard you sing, I felt like God touched my heart, and I felt peace. Thanks to you, whenever I feel sad, I would always listen to Gospel music for it calms my soul. I'd like to wish you again a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May God bless you and make you a blessing.Sincerely,Deborah N. ChuP.S. I hope I can become like you and use my voice to sing praises to God and bring others to accept Jesus in their life.

Br. Gabriel Bryant OSB
Dear George Beverly Shea, I thank my dear God in Heaven for bringing you into the world and for giving you a great voice. You have been a blessing and joy to the world. I hope to see you some day in Heaven. I do know that we are living in the final days and that Christ could come at any minute. May G

Br. Gabriel Bryant OSB
Dear George Beverly Shea, I thank my dear God in Heaven for bringing you into the world and for giving you a great voice. You have been a blessing and joy to the world. I hope to see you some day in Heaven. I do know that we are living in the final days and that Christ could come at any minute. May God richly bless you on your 100th birthday and always. Please give Mr. Billy Graham my blessings. Peace and God bless. Br. Gabriel Bryant OSB.

To George Beverly Shea
We are so pleased to have the opportunity to wish you a very happy and blessed 100th birthday. God is so good! We thank Him that He allowed us to live at a time when you were also on this earth to sing praises to Him and lead us in doing the same. What a privilege, what a joy divine. Praise the Lord! May you have a wonderful birthday. From the Gillespie Family in Ohio.

Jon Leon
May the love of our Lord and Savior truly bless you and keep you...Happy birthday ...Love in Christ :-) >>>t<<<

Harvey Lewis
Myself and others will be singing some of your songs at our church on your 100th birthday. May God bless you in a special way. In Christ...Harvey Lewis

Jay Wilburn
Dear Mr. Shea, I am 34 years old an can remember listening to you sing on the Billy Graham Crusade specials that aired on television. The Lord has blessed you with a talent that few singers, if any, would ever be able to sustain for as long as you have. But it is clear as to why the Lord has blessed you for this length of time--the message you delivered in the songs you sang always pointed straight to Jesus! And that is all that matters. As you turn 100 years old it is my pleasure to wish you a very happy and blessed birthday!

Lily Ngunu
Happy Birthday 100 years Bev Shea. May God give you a long life (+ 20 years), good health and wealth.

William Aaron Brogdon
Dear Brother in Christ George Beverly Shea,I remember when I was young I couldn't watch a whole crusade on T.V. because the convicting power of the Holy Spirit would be on me and I'd have to turn the channel.Then at age 23 I gave my life to God.Not long after that in 1973 I went to a crusade in Atl., Ga. and was no longer turning away, but had Him in my heart, I enjoyed being there and worshipped right along with you and all.The alter call was something beautiful and awesome to see.You and the Rev. Billy Graham evangelistic team have been true blessings from God in my life.I think the best that any man of God wants to hear is that you were a part of bringing me to salvation and were blessings afterwards.This old ex-hippie thanks you for spreading the good news. Happy and blessed 100th birthday to you.

Avril Pounds
Dear Mr Shea. My mother is a huge fan of old hymns and as a young adult, I often feel that I'm one of the few in my generation who appreciate them too. I love many of the new songs and new singers, but I'm certain that none of them will be singing when they are 100 years old, as I'm sure you will be. Your endurance and continued obedience to serving our Lord with your amazing voice, is a priceless gift to millions around the world. May God bless you on this special birthday and throughout the rest of your life. Keep singing!Yours faithfully, Avril PoundsAustralia, age 28

Joe & Ann Pyle
Dear Bev, thank you for the pleasure you have brought and continue to bring to thousands by your ministry of song. It is now well over 50 years since I first heard you sing when you came to London for the Greater London Crusade in 1954. We continue to see you via Sky TV and hear you on record. One day we will sing with you as we sing The Song Of Moses And The Lamb with the ultimate choir. God continue to bless you and yours, Joe and Ann Pyle.

Darren
Happy Birthday And Thank You for letting God use you and your talent of singing for His Kingdom.

J.F. McNabb
Watching you on TV and hearing you sing praises to our Lord is among the earliest of my childhood memories when it comes to gospel music. There has to be a lot of people, who along with me feel that not only were you a strong inspiration in our formative years, but also a constant presence for as long as we can remember. Your voice has taught us how we should praise our Lord; your full, rich life teaches us how long we should serve Him. Thank you for your service, sir. Lord bless you and yours Mr. Shea. Happy 100th birthday!

Sara
HAPPY CENTURY (100) BIRTHDAY George Beverly Shea!May GOD BLESS YOU as you have BLESSED EACH OF USTHAT HAS HEARD YOU SING--YOUR SOUL THRU VOICE-TO THE WORLD-FOR JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR. Thank YOU for the GIFT OF YOUR VOICE--and my joy of hearing you so many times. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOREVER OUR LOVE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, BLESSINGS, Sara Key

Gloria Stafford
You have been such a blessing to me!!!! I praise the Lord for you. Love, Because of Calvary

Val and Roger Poole
We wish you God's Blessing as you celebrate your 100th Birthday. This is a great milestone to achieve. I have enjoyed listening to you sing as you bring God's love and message to the world through song. Well done.

Tom Little
Mr. SheaHAPPY BIRTHDAYGod has blessed you with a wonderful life, and has blessed us with your music. From "I'd rather have Jesus" to "Amazing Grace" I was raised listening to you and Dr. Graham. You made a real impact on my life.May God continue to bless you.

Paul Heil
Congratulations on your 100th! Thank you so much for your many years of faithful service through the gift of singing that God has given you and which you have used so well for His honor and glory. You have blessed my life with your expressive singing and heart-felt songs. Only God knows how many souls will be in heaven because the Holy Spirit has used your singing to prepare hearts for Dr. Graham's message. Sing on!

Emma Lou Shropshire
Congratulations on your 100th birthday. How the Lord has blessed you! You will always be the soloist who blesses me most. Thank you for your faithfulness in using your beautiful voice for our Savior.

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William Sledge
God Bless You on your 100th birthday!

GRADY SMITH
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Donna Covey
WOW!! 100 years old is a huge accomplishment this day in age, when longevity is not seen as much anymore. Congratulations George and keep on singing for the Lord. God Bless!!

Russell Thompson
just wishing you a happy birthday. I have always admired your walk with God over the years. I hope you have many many more years to sing, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Don Nicol
As a fellow Canadian, now with family in the Ottawa area...I wish you all the best. When I first became a Christian at a summer camp, I wrote to Billy Graham and he sent me one of your LPs. I used to play it every night to be the final words before I slept. Your life continues to inspire me. Don Nicol

Hello Mr. Bev Shea.
I am a former resident of Winchester, Ontario.who now lives in Ottawa. I met you in the summer of 2008 at your cottage at Grand Lake, P.Q.   I was with Rev. F.K.Gordon who has a year round home at that lake. Byron Watts was my grandfather and you sang at his funeral.  Inda Watts was my aunt and your former Sunday School teacher. Congratulations on reaching this milestone in life. You must have many fond and precious   memories , especially of the years with the Billy Graham Evangelistic  Association. Our thanks to Mr. Roy Fawcett for making the Winchester appreciation night for you. We are in His Service Donald Watts˙

Rev. Kevin Bowers
You have been an inspiration of God's love to all of us. How thankful all of us who have met you along lives way are - you showed us the Cross. Thank you. Happy birthday and many more to come. God bless, Kevin Bowers

Ken
Happy Birthday!!! Congrats on making it to 100 and thank you for a life of Godly service!!!!

Mary Jane Rigoulot
What an inspiration you have been to me for so many years. My sisters and I would sing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" on our family car trips, trying to pick out 3 part harmony!! Happy Birthday and God's blessings, Jane

Mendy Wray
Mr. Shea - Like millions of others, I grew up with you and Dr. Graham in my living room as often as possible! I got to see you both at the Hollywood Bowl when I was about 10 years old. What an amazing experience! We celebrate you today, and your life-long commitment to serving the Lord with the amazing gifts He has given you. Don't you know heaven is peeking over the edge and celebrating with you today?!!! Happy Birthday, dear Mr. Shea! And may God continue to surprise you with special Blessings tailor made just for you.

Andre Courtial
Joyeux anniversaire et merci pour votre ministère par le chant. Vous avez été une grand bénédiction pour moi "Dieu tout puissant"André COURTIAL, Pasteur

Emmanuel Appiah
Happy Birthday Shea! I thank God for you. And I thank you for sharing your beautiful voice with us over the years, through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. May our Good Lord bless you with good health as He delights in increasing your years.CONGRATULATIONS! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Irene Geyer
Dear George Beverly Shea,I wish to send you a birthday greeting for your 100th birthday. I listen to your CD's often and most Saturday nights I watch the Billy Graham classics and hear you sing. To me, there is no one who can sing a hymn like you. I wish you the very best and may God continue to bless you. Sincerely,Irene

Barbara Reihms
You made it and changed my life while you were at it. You are truly blessed. Happy birthday!

Lilian Parks - Northern Ireland
Congratulations your 100th birthday. The Lord has given you a long life and blessed your ministry in song for many years. I really enjoy the beautiful hymns you sing, especially the old fashioned hymns which have so much meaning and are full of the good old gospel. Hope you have a really enjoyable birthday and the Lord will richly bless you with good health and further opportunities to praise His wonderful Name in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.

W. Ian Walker-Mississauga, ON Canada
Dear Bev:Happy Birthday on your 100th celebration, we your Canadian brothers and sisters are rejoicing and celebrating with you and your family.Your music and voice has been with me for now 49 years, as young boy, my Grandma Walker would listen to your recording and I would ask her "who was that singer on the record" that she was listening to? She always had a special smile on her face as she told me that "this is George Beverely Shea" and he's my favourite Christian artist that I so enjoy.That was all that it took for me to want to know more about you, your bass-baritone voice and your passion for Jesus. I'm a baritone singer now and have had the opportunity to meet Billy Graham and to interview Cliff Barrows, and recently have dinner with Will Graham during his recent Canadian tour. I met the rest of the "team" when they were in Toronto for the crusade meeting in 2004. I so wanted to meet you and interview you as well. I hope that God will make a way for me to do so, if not here than in Heaven.Thank you for your wonderful discography of hymns, songs and praise and worship pieces that you have recorded and performed that have brought the world closer to Jesus through your music.More of love, life and wonderful musical adventures in store for you and your family,God Richly Bless you,W. Ian Walker, Christian Arts and TV Producer Mississauga, ON Canada

HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY!
Dear Mr Shea, I hope you have a wonderful birthday today! I was so pleased to have heard you sing at a seniors celebration at the cove 2 yrs ago. God bless you as you bless us with your heartfelt songs. Mary Kistler, Deltona, FL

Maxine Broughton
Fantastic! May your Birthday be a s graceful and thrilling as when I hear recordings of your voice as you sang for our Lord in the great halls with Billy Graham. Your voice and your actions have blessed many people along the way. Love in Christ mb

Fred and Jean Gordon
We are sending you a very Beloved 100th Birthday wish, from Wonderful snowy Grand Lake, where the Lake is frozen and it is snowing. Wish I could attach a picture but can't. So will just take this time to WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY. Enjoy the day. Blessings from Fred and Jean Gordon.

Ruth and Gordon Smyth. Ireland
Congratulations on your 100th Birthday.We love your singing and have been blessed by it for many years,first heard you when you were in Harringay, London.Love the new DVD.Years ago as chiildren we had a lovley film called Softly and Tenderly with the snow falling and I believe you sang in it. Greetings in Our wonderful Saviour,May God continnue to use your many recordings. Ruth and Gordon Smyth

Ben Shryock
Happy Birthday, Thank you for being a good example in today's world and for sharing God's beautiful music with us. I had just a few records growing up and yours was among them - so your songs and voice will always be special to me.

Rachel Coutermarsh
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY! You have been such a blessing to our family. I will never forget going to the rallies as a child,teenager,young adult. You just sang out the gospel and many many people came to know Christ. A lot of people come for music and you sure turned it on. We Love YOU! Keep Singing For Christ and We can't wait to hear more when we meet in HEAVEN! God Bless!

Juliete Parker
Keep singing for the King! Happy birthday!

Debbie
Happy Birthday, Mr Shea! I was once in the chorus at the Billy Graham rally in South Carolina. ...got to hear you sing. THANKS for all you've done for the Kingdom.

Philip Landes
Happy birthday Bev! I have always loved your singing since the first time I ever heard you at a crusade in the 1950's. You will always be a blessing to me and my family. Blessings to you on this incredible milestone, 100years old

Mrs. Jim (Lisa) Morrow
Mr. Shea,I wrote Mr. Graham this past fall telling him of your influence in my life. I grew up hearing you and several other male vocalists...and the regular Lawrence Welk show, Tennessee Ford, Roy Rogers & Sons of the Pioneers, Mitch Miller, etc...But you were my favorite. There was something calming about your voice that drew me back so often, that when I heard my husband sing in the Singing Men of South Texas after I had graduated from college,in 1979, I knew he was the man I would marry. He reminded me so much of you. I've always known there could be only ONE George Beverly Shea, but for years, I have believed that he could be the "next" one. He is a little older than Franklin, but still handsome, just like you have been handsome and humble all your life...just like my husband Jim. If the Lord doesn't mean for Jim to ever meet Franklin or you, just know that you were the reason I married the man I did...you and the Lord. Jim's singing has been appreciated in much smaller arenas for 35 years as a bivocational church choir director. Thank you for continuing to minister to people and for such an exemplary life. Happiest of birthdays! May the next 100 be absolutely the best!!!Lots of love,Lisa K. Morrow

Jordan Houston
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! I am very thankful that God has blessed you with long life. I hope you have many more years to sing His praises. Congratulations and God bless!

Jill Borgardt
Happy 100th Birthday,tomorrow. God has certainly blessed you all of these years. May you have more happy years to share this wonderful message.JILL

Jon & Pat Shea
You've been a wonderful Uncle Bev to us and we love you. Can we come see you when the smoke clears? Our daughter Robin and Kevin & family return to Kenya in a few months and we want you to see them, too. Jon & Pat

Terry and Mary Wilken
Happy Birthday Bev and hello to Karlene. We love both of you and treasure the great memories of our fellowship times together. Looking forward to more of that in the days ahead.Terry and Mary

Rev. David C. Lannan
You have been an integral part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the crusades ... you have no doubt touched countless lives through your music ministry, including mine. May God bless you richly on your next birthday and until you join Him for eternity.

The Allens
We often tune into old broadcasts of the crusades on TBN and appreciate the sincerity and truth we find there. Your life was and is such a part of that! We honor you for your lifelong service to the King and your fellow man. God bless you as you cross the threshold into a new century of loving, serving and knowing Him!

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The Allens
We often tune into old broadcasts of the crusades on TBN and appreciate the sincerity and truth we find there. Your life was and is such a part of that! We honor you for your lifelong service to the King and your fellow man. God bless you as you cross the threshold into a new century of loving, serving and knowing Him!

Sandra Calvert
What a blessing you have been to so many lives over the years! My husband and I were blessed to see and hear you sing at The Cove's Christmas Celebration this past year. It was such an honor and privalege. May God continue to richly bless you and yours as you have blessed others. Love In Christ, Sandra and Ed Calvert

Sylvia Simmons
You have been a model. Continue to have many more birthdays in Christ. God bless you and your life.

John A. Shea
HAPPY BIRTHDAY from St. Paul Minnesota, you are a legend! May God Bless you abundantly!

Erle and Diane from Chicago, Illinois
Happy and blessed 100th year birthday. What an inspiration you have been to the world! What a great example you have set for all of us! May God continue to bless you and your family :-)

Del Penner
I am a 55 year old missionary in Germany. My first response to Christ was when I was about 12 after a film in our local movie theater (Beatrice, Nebraska) sponsored by Billy Graham Crusade. I remember your singing at the many crusades I watched on TV. Thanks for your faithful service to our loving heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. See you in heaven!!!!Live loved,Del Penner

Aleene Griswold
Dear Mr. Shea:Congratulations on reaching the 100 birthday mark!What an accomplishment. Thank you for permittingthe Lord to use you these many years. You havebeen a blessing to me down through the years towatch and listen to you on television. It hasbeen my pleasure to see and hear you in personat a few of Dr. Graham's crusades. You have beena blessing to so many people singing the gospelsongs and hymns. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Matt Stamper
Hi Mr. Shea! Happy birthday! I met you in 2000 in Nashville at a Crusade. I was a runner and was asked to help you off the stage, at 91 you needed no help at all!! I am 5'7" so I don't know how much help I could have been. You are an inspiration to so many and you and your wife were so kind to me. You even gave me a cassette. May God bless you and your family and thank you for your service to Christ.

Al Rains
Dear Mr. Shea,I want to wish you a very happy birthday. I have had the joy of praying for you and listening to you proclain Jesus through song since 1949. I served for nearly 50 years as a pastor, with 48 of those in the inner city of St. Louis. There where many times that the "Hour of Decision" help this preacher carry on. Thank you for your faithful service to our Savior. A year ago my wife of 55 years went to heaven and during those dark days your music help me. May God's deepest blessing continue to be on you and your family.

Al Clarkson
Greetings from SNOWY Toronto! I had a great privilege to trace some of your childhood roots in Ontario, in Summer 1987, as a Lay Chaplain in the Winchester ON (and District) Hospital. All for Jesus, thanks for your witness!

Tom Rains
Dear Mr Shea,Thank you for your faithfulness to our Lord Jesus. I had the joy of spending 30 minutes with you at Amsterdam 2000. I will never forget what you told me. "We don't know how much longer God we let us be here. You need to tell the story of Jesus to those who still need Him to be their Savior." For me those 30 minutes with you were the highlight of Amsterdam 2000. many times when I have been discouraged I have remember what you said. I have made "I'd Rather Have Jesus" the songof my life. Thank you for what you have meant to me. May God bless you and continue to use you in a special way to bring people to His Son, Jesus. Happy Birthday Mr. Shea.

Bill Seashols, Mesa, AZ
Thank you, Shea, for the late 40"s to now.You have meant so much to me, and now to my family.

Steve & Shirley Bowman
God Bless You! You have been a source of blessing and encouragement down through the years. May you have the very best birthday. "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jer 29:11 Happy Birthday!

Caroline Mintz Bend, Oregon
Blessings to you! I attended a Crusade in Portland, Oregon and I remember your rich, deep voice singing to the glory of God.Happy 100th Birthday!

Jim Johnson and Family
Greetings and Happy Birthday Mr. Shea - you have always inspired us with your Christ - centered Witness and your powerful voice for Him. Happy Birthday!!

JOSEFA VASQUEZ
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AND MAY THE LORD'S BLESSING CONTINUE TO MANIFEST IN YOUR LIFE!

Craig Cutknife
Praise the Lord Jesus for his life sustaining sustaining power God Bless you in the years to come, your music ministry has impacted my life.May Jesus Christ continue to bless you in Jesus name!

Terence Wynn
God Bless you and thank you for the years of beautiful songs!

George,
Well done good and faithfull servant. We could sure use more like you today. THANK YOU

Robin and Troy Hegge
Dear Mr. Shea, I don't think words can really say how much your dedication and love for Christ has influenced the world. Thank you, and happy birthday! God Bless you Robin and Troy.

Revd David James. London UK
Dear Bev, I will be celebrating your birthday by inviting the congregation to sing "How Great Thou Art" on Sunday morning. My mind will go back to Wembley Stadium where I first heard it sung. I was fifteen years old and got the best of seats by joining the vast choir. I remember your singing being relayed around the great arena...the hush and holiness of the occasion, the many thousands brought together in worship, the mood of reflection, your heart warming voice as the rain fell, the burning conviction that came into your voice, the silence as you finished. I have longed throughout my ministry for a new wave of evangelism in this land. How wonderful it is that God has blessed you and that you have been an immense blessing to others. Congratulations for reaching the amazing age of 100...keep on singing in your heart until in heavenwe take our place"..whence shall come the loftier songs ...lost in wonder,love and praise."

Mark Loughran
Dear Mr. Shea: Congratulations on this important milestone! Keep singing for the Lord and let His name be proclaimed throughout the world! I have loved these old Gospel songs and how they lift up the name of Jesus. God bless you and may the Lord give you many more years!

Janet in California
I first saw and heard you in Yankee Stadium as a teenager. Your rich voice and personality has blessed me more times than you can imagine. Have a wonderful birthday.Janet

Wayne Roth
Mr. Shea: Happy Birthday. Thanks for all the great songs I have heard you sing over the years. Your voice and witness to God are always so positive. I appreciate, Thank you and God bless.

Valdalawrence
Hello Bro. Shea, Greetings. I thank God so much for honoring you with a long life. If my husband felt down and out, when he hears you sing it picks him up immediately. Happy Birthday! May the peace of God dwell in your heart richly.11

Emma Semon
I have watched you over the years and your singing has truly been a blessing to me and so many others. May God continue to bless and keep You. Happy Birthday!

Andrew Hoover
"I'd Rather Have Jesus (than anything)." Thank you, Mr. Shea, for writing that . . . and for expressing that as only you could do. God only made one of you. I'm glad we've had you for a century. The Lord will have you for eternity.

Kathleen Rogers
Mr. Shea, I want to wish you the most blessed birthday you have ever had. Your music has been a blessing to me. I have watched you on TV singing at a Billy Graham meeting and singing with Bill Gaither. I hear your music almost daily on the BBN radio station. God has blessed you mightily and your music has blessed people all over the world by giving them the Word of God in a way that touches their very soul. I am so grateful to know you (and I do feel as if I know you). Thank you for being a good and faithful servant. Happy 100th Birthday. Kathy

Mark and Sandy Taylor
Happy, Happy Birthday Mr. Shea!We've enjoyed your music for several years now and remember how delightful it was to meet you a few years ago when we lived in Houghton, NY.We hope that you'll have a wonderful birthday and a very blessed new year!

Al & Myra Ambrozic
Dear Mr. Shea,You have been and continue to be a wonderful example of servant of the Lord and your life has touched us all for the good. God's faithfulness to you, your family & the Billy Graham Team is remarkable just as you all are faithful to the Lord in all areas of your lives. Thank you for being the person you are and you have made a big difference in this world because of Jesus! Have a wonderful 100th Birthday celebration, you are so deserving of all the good that comes from God's hand. You are a real blessing to us and countless others.Our Love & Prayers,Al & Myra Ambrozic

Ron & Carol Hasselmann, Illinois
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. What a testimony of faith you have been all these years. We remember your wonderful melodic voice all those years we watched Billy Graham on TV. May God bless you richly on this special birthday.

Daniel J. Mount
Thank you for your many years of service to the Lord - and for introducing us to songs like "How Great Thou Art" and "To God Be the Glory." Nobody will know the full impact of your life till eternity.

Vladimir Knyaz
GOD Bless you George and i wish you will praise the LORD 100 more years.

Melody Jeffers
God bless you. Thank you for your service to our Lord.

Jeanine Jamerson
Dear Mr Shea, I hope God blesses you with a Heavenly day. Thank you for your Godly life. God is so great.

Jerry and Loretta Harding
Thank you so much for giving of yourself to touch millions of lives.May God continue to bless you greatly.

Bob Burke
Happy birthday, brother George! I thank you for your 60 yrs. of ministry. You personally blessed me over the yrs. showing your tremendous love for Jesus. Stay well; we need you around!

David H. Wheeland
Hi, Happy Birthday George!! My mother played thepiano for Homer Rodeheaver at the Billy Sunday's evangelistic meetings, I remember as a boy of 7or 8 yrs.? sitting by Mr. Rodeheaver one night at Winona lake Ind. you were singing on the radio they all were saying what a great voice you had My mother's name was Vivian Tripp Wheeland[ I am now 75 yrs old only 25 yrs. behind you. My mother's maiden name was Tripp. I hope you have many more & have a great day!!! Dave Wheeland

Len Percival
I remember your 90th birthday when you came home to Winchester and a celebration took place in the local area. Before that I remember when you came to Ottawa with Billy and of course, remember hearing you sing during many televised evangelist meetings around the world. Your music continues to inspire and encourage me as I now live in a retirement home in Ottawa. Thank you for remaining faithful to Billy Graham Organization, the Lord and your Canadian roots.

Joy Valdez
Happy, happy birthday Bro. George. I remember as a child my grandmother would have her ears glued to the radio to listen to Rev Graham and I would always hear your name when you sang. Thanks for the music over all these years and for helping to shape my Christian life. God bless you always. Joy,TRINIDAD, WEST INDIES

Betty J. Chapman
Happy 100th Birthday, Bev Shea. What a joy it has been to hear you sing through the years. God has truly blessed you as you have blessed so many others. Have a wonderful Birthday. Bless you.

Jo and James Field
Congratulations!

William Ronald Genet
Dear Mr. SheaThank you for the way that you have blessed my life with your beautiful songs. Have a happy birthday. Bill Genet

Lucy Landon
How wonderful to reach the century milestone. You and your singing for the Lord have been a blessing many lives over the years.

Rodney Danzeisen
Happy 100th Mr. Shea. When I think of musicians who truly convey the message of the Gospel through song, you are at the top of the list. I praise God with you as you celebrate your milestone birthday.In the Love of Christ,Rodney Danzeisen...... Colorado

Betty Swanberg
Bev, as I told you when we were working together on your book "How Sweet the Sound," I received for my high-school graduation two hi-fi records by George Beverly Shea. This special gift was from a family at my church. Your music has been an encouragement to me throughout my life. Listening to you sing has been a family affair for both my husband, Dave, and me. Our parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents enjoyed listening to you sing on the radio. And, of course, we always looked forward to hearing you sing when the Billy Graham Crusades were televised. Dave and I still look forward to listening to you on the Crusade Classics from yesteryear. God bless you, Bev, in this new century. We know you will go on singing through all of your years in this world, and on into eternity. It will be a privilege to sing with you someday around the throne of God. Happy birthday!

Ryan & Judy Kelly Rathbun
Wow. the big 100. We have been so blessed by your beautiful voice and gentle spirit the many years we have watched a Crusade broadcast. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and many blessings to follow. May you sense the Spirit of the Living God on your birthday.

Alexandra
I love listening to your CD and your great voice, you make the songs "come alive" God has and is blessing you in every way. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me and many others. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEV...THE BIG "100"Love, your sister in Christ, Alexandra

Glenn, Emogene & LaNora Means
Happy Birthday Brother,We Love You.......In Jesus Name

Dorothy Mayell Hartkorn and Lowell Hartkorn
Uncle Bev! It's "Little" Dorothy Mayell and my wonderful husband Lowell Hartkorn writing to wish you a wonderful 100th birthday. Even though it has been many years since we have seen you, your influence for Jesus Christ has continued to touch our lives through the years. In fact, we think of you as being the best "singing preacher" ever--and we say that with all glory going to the Lord! We can never sing "Then Sings My Soul My Savior God to Thee . . . How Great Thou Art!" without thinking of you and thanking the Lord for your testimony and gift of song--you just made the lyrcis come to life and inspired us to praising Him! The first song that I personally remember your singing--I'm sure there were many others before this one, but it's the first I really remember--is "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." As a child, that song brought comfort to me many times because I knew that I was safe in His arms. I am personally blessed to be able to say that I've known you since I was four years old and I am now 63!!! God bless you, "Uncle" Bev, and may our great God continue to let you sing for Him through music and the spoken word. Together for over 37 years now, Lowell and I know we have been blessed just knowing you!Happy 100th Birthday!Lowell and Dorothy (Mayell) HartkornSan Diego County, California

J Setters
What a wonderful blessing you have been to so many people over the years. I was so privileged to be able to attend two different crusades and sing in one of the crusade choirs held in Cinn Ohio a few years ago. But someday I will sing in your back up choir in Heaven!! Look for me, I sing alto!! God Bless you. Janet

Lisa
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea,Thank you for being a living testament to the faithfulness of Jesus. Your voice has been an instrument used by God to give hope and inspiration to millions.May you continue to be blessed as a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Robyn Harris
My dear Mr Shea. I have been watching you since I was a little girl(I am 55 years old) I learned about Jesus listening to your lovely voice and seeing Jesus in your eyes....Everytime I think of Billy Graham and the love I have for him...your name pops in my mind...at the exact same time...Billy Graham - Geofge Beverly Shea.....you are godly men and have been a great team together....love in Christ, Robyn Harris

Monica Landreth
Your singing has always lifted me to the throne of God. Thank you for singing the same wonderful songs through these years,and for consistently being a man who openly loved God dearly. Happy Birthday!

Joyce Romack
Dear Brother Shea Have a wonderful birthday and thank you for giving your gift from the Lord to us everytime we heard you sing. God bless you and your lovely wife.

Victoria Swingle
I am 66 years old and have been blessed hearing your voice my whole life. Thank you for being God's servant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I look foreward to hearing you in heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love Vikki

Nereida Pittman
Happy Birthday,God Bless You!!!

Jerry Lambeth
Dear Mr. Shea,Greetings and Happy Birthday from Richland Holiness Camp in Richland, NY. I am president of the association and remember you stopped by a few years ago. We have a picture of you among campers taken in 1926 when you worked in the kitchen peeling potatoes. I believe you traveled from your native Ontario with the Albrights. My family has fond memories of your singing at Houghton College in the early 1990s. My wife's grandfather was Prof. Ray Hazlett.We would be delighted to have your visit Richland again.Your fabulous voice is a thrill to my ears.In Christian service,Jerry Lambeth

Yvonne Eubanks
Happy 100th Mr. Shea. I always enjoyed your songs since I was a teenager. God continue to bless you with as many more years as you would like to have.

Marye Humphries
Dear Mr. Shea, so pleased to wish you a happy 100th rung! Keep on climbin'!

Tom Moore
Hi Bev! Happy Birthday 100 times! I am amazed and thankful that you started singing with Billy the year afterI was born. I will never forget you amazing God given voice. God bless you for all that you have contributed to Faith and our worship of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Phina
Happy Birthday Brother Shea, As your days are so may your strengh be. You have indeed possively impacted my life with your songs ministry. We love you in Nigeria. May you live to fulfill your days and destiny in good health, strengh, and extreme joy in JESUS name.

Kev & Joy Wiggins
Dear Bev, How we thank God for the way he has used you over these many years to glorify His name in song and to present the message of Christ's redeeming love to our needy world. Your humility, integrity and consistent faithfulness to the Lord has been a challenge to our lives and your singing has blessed us for over 50 years. Thank you so much. We pray you will enjoy your 100th birthday and we look forward to meeting you at the roll call up yonder.

CHRISTY JOSEPH
MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY SHEA! MAY THE NAME OF THE GOD OF JACOB PROTECT YOU. (PS.20:1). GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU LIVE TO IMPACT MILLIONS MORE THROUGH YOUR INSPIRATIONAL SONGS. MY WIFE LOUISA AND I ENJOYED LISTENING TO YOU. I WAS 2 YRS OLD WHEN YOU BEGAN SINGING IN THE BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADES!!

Marc Barlow
I live in Utah and love your singing. You should sing with Mormon Tab. Choir!!

Nusimmons
HAPPY B-Day Super Daddy Shea , I wish you many more God bless you!

Jan Richter
So grateful for your full life of 100 years! Your voice blessed me from the 1960s' and was always connected to "How Great Thou Art" So easy to see Jesus in you, the man, and hear Him in your voice. Thanks for loving Jesus and Billy Graham. Often, I have thought it would be so interesting to hear your many stories in person.

Sherrill Whittern
Happy Birthday! Thanks for spreading God's love through song. God touched my heart through your songs when I listened as little girl in the early 1950's to WMBI radio from Chicago. I learned to trust God and love Jesus. I'll never forget the night when our whole family stood gazing at a gloriously starry sky and burst into praise singing "How Great Thou Art".

Jeannie Prince
Hi Mr. Shea,I wish you a happy and blessed 100th birthday. Thanks for all the beautiful music and your wonderful witness for Jesus and your spotless life. I am 61 years old myself and I love hymns, especially the ones that you sing. In 1973, I went to one of the services of the Atlanta Billy Graham Crusade where I was privileged to hear you sing How Great Thou Art. I could say many things about this service, but as you know it is impossible to adequately describe the feeling that is there. I do remember thinking while I was there that this service was the closest thing to how Heaven must feel. I thougt if if felt that wonderful, I wanted to go and so I am a Christian and I'll see you there someday. I also want to thank you for the many recordings that given me many hours of pleasure, comfort, peace, and joy. I own many (as many as I can get). I also own quite a few of your cassettes and all of your CDs. I also own (and have read) the books that you have written. Please give Dr. Graham and Cliff my best. Neither one of them knows me, but we are all members of the Body of Christ. I want all of you to know that I pray for each of you every night. May God bless all of you.Jeannie Prince from middle Georgia

Debbie Reynolds
Have a very Blessed Birthday! God has used you mightily to usher in the spirit for the Billy Graham Crusades. May God Bless you!

Roy Proctor
Happy Birthday Sir. Living to be 100 is a great feat. And no one can measure the blessings that you have imparted with your rich singing voice and beaufigul spirit. You are trully an inspiration from the Lord.

Rev. Elroy Pankratz
Having been born and raised in southern Minnesota and having attended Northwestern College from 1954-1958, I have had inter-action with the Billy Graham Association and remember your coming to the College near Loring Park and singing in our chapel. Your singing always released such Spirit-filled atmosphere. God has used you marvelously. I often equated you with Corrie TenBoom who brought the same response. Your ministry has had a profound effect on my life. I have been in missionary service for some 45 years to Canadian aboriginal Indians. I thank God for your strength and health through all these years.HAPPY BIRTHDAY CENTEGENARIAN!

Betty Ann Reed
God Bless you George Beverly Shea, I remember hearing you at a Tent meeting in Los Angeles, Ca.when I was about 14 years old. . . And I loved your Beautiful Voice, It makes my heart so happyto hear you still singing at 100 Yrs. Young. God Bless you, I pray that we will sing together in the Throne Room in Heaven. . God Bless you, Betty Ann

Marilyn Van Wyk
What an inspiration you have been over the years, singing praises to our God with your beautiful voice.Thank God for your long life & service to him.

William Sledge
God Bless You on your 100th birthday!

GRADY SMITH
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Donna Covey
WOW!! 100 years old is a huge accomplishment this day in age, when longevity is not seen as much anymore. Congratulations George and keep on singing for the Lord. God Bless!!

Russell Thompson
just wishing you a happy birthday. I have always admired your walk with God over the years. I hope you have many many more years to sing, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Don Nicol
As a fellow Canadian, now with family in the Ottawa area...I wish you all the best. When I first became a Christian at a summer camp, I wrote to Billy Graham and he sent me one of your LPs. I used to play it every night to be the final words before I slept. Your life continues to inspire me. Don Nicol

Hello Mr. Bev Shea.
I am a former resident of Winchester, Ontario.who now lives in Ottawa. I met you in the summer of 2008 at your cottage at Grand Lake, P.Q.   I was with Rev. F.K.Gordon who has a year round home at that lake. Byron Watts was my grandfather and you sang at his funeral.  Inda Watts was my aunt and your former Sunday School teacher. Congratulations on reaching this milestone in life. You must have many fond and precious   memories , especially of the years with the Billy Graham Evangelistic  Association. Our thanks to Mr. Roy Fawcett for making the Winchester appreciation night for you. We are in His Service Donald Watts˙

Rev. Kevin Bowers
You have been an inspiration of God's love to all of us. How thankful all of us who have met you along lives way are - you showed us the Cross. Thank you. Happy birthday and many more to come. God bless, Kevin Bowers

Ken
Happy Birthday!!! Congrats on making it to 100 and thank you for a life of Godly service!!!!

Mary Jane Rigoulot
What an inspiration you have been to me for so many years. My sisters and I would sing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" on our family car trips, trying to pick out 3 part harmony!! Happy Birthday and God's blessings, Jane

Mendy Wray
Mr. Shea - Like millions of others, I grew up with you and Dr. Graham in my living room as often as possible! I got to see you both at the Hollywood Bowl when I was about 10 years old. What an amazing experience! We celebrate you today, and your life-long commitment to serving the Lord with the amazing gifts He has given you. Don't you know heaven is peeking over the edge and celebrating with you today?!!! Happy Birthday, dear Mr. Shea! And may God continue to surprise you with special Blessings tailor made just for you.

Andre Courtial
Joyeux anniversaire et merci pour votre ministère par le chant. Vous avez été une grand bénédiction pour moi "Dieu tout puissant"André COURTIAL, Pasteur

Emmanuel Appiah
Happy Birthday Shea! I thank God for you. And I thank you for sharing your beautiful voice with us over the years, through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. May our Good Lord bless you with good health as He delights in increasing your years.CONGRATULATIONS! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Irene Geyer
Dear George Beverly Shea,I wish to send you a birthday greeting for your 100th birthday. I listen to your CD's often and most Saturday nights I watch the Billy Graham classics and hear you sing. To me, there is no one who can sing a hymn like you. I wish you the very best and may God continue to bless you. Sincerely,Irene

Barbara Reihms
You made it and changed my life while you were at it. You are truly blessed. Happy birthday!

Lilian Parks - Northern Ireland
Congratulations your 100th birthday. The Lord has given you a long life and blessed your ministry in song for many years. I really enjoy the beautiful hymns you sing, especially the old fashioned hymns which have so much meaning and are full of the good old gospel. Hope you have a really enjoyable birthday and the Lord will richly bless you with good health and further opportunities to praise His wonderful Name in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.

W. Ian Walker-Mississauga, ON Canada
Dear Bev:Happy Birthday on your 100th celebration, we your Canadian brothers and sisters are rejoicing and celebrating with you and your family.Your music and voice has been with me for now 49 years, as young boy, my Grandma Walker would listen to your recording and I would ask her "who was that singer on the record" that she was listening to? She always had a special smile on her face as she told me that "this is George Beverely Shea" and he's my favourite Christian artist that I so enjoy.That was all that it took for me to want to know more about you, your bass-baritone voice and your passion for Jesus. I'm a baritone singer now and have had the opportunity to meet Billy Graham and to interview Cliff Barrows, and recently have dinner with Will Graham during his recent Canadian tour. I met the rest of the "team" when they were in Toronto for the crusade meeting in 2004. I so wanted to meet you and interview you as well. I hope that God will make a way for me to do so, if not here than in Heaven.Thank you for your wonderful discography of hymns, songs and praise and worship pieces that you have recorded and performed that have brought the world closer to Jesus through your music.More of love, life and wonderful musical adventures in store for you and your family,God Richly Bless you,W. Ian Walker, Christian Arts and TV Producer Mississauga, ON Canada

HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY!
Dear Mr Shea, I hope you have a wonderful birthday today! I was so pleased to have heard you sing at a seniors celebration at the cove 2 yrs ago. God bless you as you bless us with your heartfelt songs. Mary Kistler, Deltona, FL

Maxine Broughton
Fantastic! May your Birthday be a s graceful and thrilling as when I hear recordings of your voice as you sang for our Lord in the great halls with Billy Graham. Your voice and your actions have blessed many people along the way. Love in Christ mb

Fred and Jean Gordon
We are sending you a very Beloved 100th Birthday wish, from Wonderful snowy Grand Lake, where the Lake is frozen and it is snowing. Wish I could attach a picture but can't. So will just take this time to WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY. Enjoy the day. Blessings from Fred and Jean Gordon.

Ruth and Gordon Smyth. Ireland
Congratulations on your 100th Birthday.We love your singing and have been blessed by it for many years,first heard you when you were in Harringay, London.Love the new DVD.Years ago as chiildren we had a lovley film called Softly and Tenderly with the snow falling and I believe you sang in it. Greetings in Our wonderful Saviour,May God continnue to use your many recordings. Ruth and Gordon Smyth

Ben Shryock
Happy Birthday, Thank you for being a good example in today's world and for sharing God's beautiful music with us. I had just a few records growing up and yours was among them - so your songs and voice will always be special to me.

Rachel Coutermarsh
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY! You have been such a blessing to our family. I will never forget going to the rallies as a child,teenager,young adult. You just sang out the gospel and many many people came to know Christ. A lot of people come for music and you sure turned it on. We Love YOU! Keep Singing For Christ and We can't wait to hear more when we meet in HEAVEN! God Bless!

Juliete Parker
Keep singing for the King! Happy birthday!

Debbie
Happy Birthday, Mr Shea! I was once in the chorus at the Billy Graham rally in South Carolina. ...got to hear you sing. THANKS for all you've done for the Kingdom.

Philip Landes
Happy birthday Bev! I have always loved your singing since the first time I ever heard you at a crusade in the 1950's. You will always be a blessing to me and my family. Blessings to you on this incredible milestone, 100years old

Mrs. Jim (Lisa) Morrow
Mr. Shea,I wrote Mr. Graham this past fall telling him of your influence in my life. I grew up hearing you and several other male vocalists...and the regular Lawrence Welk show, Tennessee Ford, Roy Rogers & Sons of the Pioneers, Mitch Miller, etc...But you were my favorite. There was something calming about your voice that drew me back so often, that when I heard my husband sing in the Singing Men of South Texas after I had graduated from college,in 1979, I knew he was the man I would marry. He reminded me so much of you. I've always known there could be only ONE George Beverly Shea, but for years, I have believed that he could be the "next" one. He is a little older than Franklin, but still handsome, just like you have been handsome and humble all your life...just like my husband Jim. If the Lord doesn't mean for Jim to ever meet Franklin or you, just know that you were the reason I married the man I did...you and the Lord. Jim's singing has been appreciated in much smaller arenas for 35 years as a bivocational church choir director. Thank you for continuing to minister to people and for such an exemplary life. Happiest of birthdays! May the next 100 be absolutely the best!!!Lots of love,Lisa K. Morrow

Jordan Houston
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! I am very thankful that God has blessed you with long life. I hope you have many more years to sing His praises. Congratulations and God bless!

Jill Borgardt
Happy 100th Birthday,tomorrow. God has certainly blessed you all of these years. May you have more happy years to share this wonderful message.JILL

Jon & Pat Shea
You've been a wonderful Uncle Bev to us and we love you. Can we come see you when the smoke clears? Our daughter Robin and Kevin & family return to Kenya in a few months and we want you to see them, too. Jon & Pat

Terry and Mary Wilken
Happy Birthday Bev and hello to Karlene. We love both of you and treasure the great memories of our fellowship times together. Looking forward to more of that in the days ahead.Terry and Mary

Rev. David C. Lannan
You have been an integral part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the crusades ... you have no doubt touched countless lives through your music ministry, including mine. May God bless you richly on your next birthday and until you join Him for eternity.

The Allens
We often tune into old broadcasts of the crusades on TBN and appreciate the sincerity and truth we find there. Your life was and is such a part of that! We honor you for your lifelong service to the King and your fellow man. God bless you as you cross the threshold into a new century of loving, serving and knowing Him!

Glen Gaboury
Wow---it is hard to believe---100 years! GOD BLESS YOU!! I still enjoy that old George Beverly Shea vinyl and love to hear you sing at the Crusades.You are an inspiration to us all!In Christ,Glen

DOUG AND SYLVIA MOORE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE FOR YOUR LIFE. YOU HAVE BLESSED US IN WORD, WITH SONGS AND AS AN EXAMPLE OF LIFE LIVED FOR JESUS. YOU HAVE CAUSED US TO GROW GODWARD. THANK YOU!

Victoria Lerew
Happy 100th Birthday. After all these years, I did not know we shared the same birthday. I hope to celebrate with you some day, either here or in eternity!!!!! Thank you so much for letting God use your voice and your life for HIS GLORY.

JAMES LINDER
BROTHER SHEA: YOUR NAME AND VOICE IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME FOR THOSE OF US BOUGHT BY THE BLOOD AND THOSE WHO GET UPLIFTED AND ENCOURAGED BY SINGING ABOUT THE WONDEROUS LOVE OF JESUS. THANKYOU FOR BEING A WILLING VESSEL USED MIGHTILY FOR THE FUTHERENCE OF THE GOSPEL. MAY PEACE JOY AND GODS BLESSINGS CONTINUE TO REST ON YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD I'LL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN SOMEDAY.

Patricia Fuller
What a glorious milestone for a true minister of music.Thank you for the many times I have been blessed and connected to heavenly joys through your singing.I look forward to singing with you around the throne of our wonderful Lord and Saviour. A HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May you continue to be blessed with good health and happiness.

Dr. Harry R. Jackson, DMin.
Dear Mr. Shea: Thank you so much for your service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You have blessed me in so many ways throughout the years. I count it a great honor to have known you through music. Happy 100th birthday. (Chattanooga, TN)

Wallace & Beth Bice
We have been blessed by you for many years!! We love you - Happy 100th birthday!!!

Phyllis Rickel
Happy birthday Bev Shea. May God bless you as you continue to serve Jesus.

Mike
You are a blessing. Thank you.

Joyce Harp
Thank you for touching my heart with singing a joyful noise unto the Lord.Happy Birthday!In Christ, Joyce

Don and Mary Ella Finch
Hello George Beverly Shea:Happy Birthday. You have been a part of our lives for over 60 years. Thanks.God Bless and Keep You,Don and Mary Ella

Linda Scarbrough
When I was a teenager I would lean on the kitchen counter in front of my mother's radio and listen to the Hour of Decision just to hear you sing. As a young Christian teenager your songs were an encouragement to me. As an adult your songs have been just what I have needed at the low points in my life. Thank you for choosing to follow Christ and bless the rest of us. HAPPY 100th birthday.

Gail Weatherill
Dear Mr. Shea,I grew up on Billy Graham Crusades and your beautiful voice. One of my most precious memories of my grandmother is watching you on television with her. She's been singing in the Throne Room for several years, but hearing your voice still takes me to a place of love and grace in her home. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. I will see you on the other side!Love in Christ,Gail from Charlottesville, VA

Peter and Marlene Bleeker
wishing you a very happy birthday . we grew up listening to your singing . and we thank God that he has blessed you with 100 years . BEST WISHES

John H lacen
Happy Birthday Mr shea and God Bless you my Brother

Deborah Chu
Congratulations on your 100th bithday :) I don't know about you,Sir, but my parents would get embarrased when I say hold old they are haha. But I find it such a blessing that God let you live these many years to give others so much hope and joy. When I first heard you sing, I felt like God touched my heart, and I felt peace. Thanks to you, whenever I feel sad, I would always listen to Gospel music for it calms my soul. I'd like to wish you again a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May God bless you and make you a blessing.Sincerely,Deborah N. ChuP.S. I hope I can become like you and use my voice to sing praises to God and bring others to accept Jesus in their life.

Br. Gabriel Bryant OSB
Dear George Beverly Shea, I thank my dear God in Heaven for bringing you into the world and for giving you a great voice. You have been a blessing and joy to the world. I hope to see you some day in Heaven. I do know that we are living in the final days and that Christ could come at any minute. May God richly bless you on your 100th birthday and always. Please give Mr. Billy Graham my blessings. Peace and God bless. Br. Gabriel Bryant OSB.

To George Beverly Shea
We are so pleased to have the opportunity to wish you a very happy and blessed 100th birthday. God is so good! We thank Him that He allowed us to live at a time when you were also on this earth to sing praises to Him and lead us in doing the same. What a privilege, what a joy divine. Praise the Lord! May you have a wonderful birthday. From the Gillespie Family in Ohio.

Jon Leon
May the love of our Lord and Savior truly bless you and keep you...Happy birthday ...Love in Christ :-) >>>t<<<

Harvey Lewis
Myself and others will be singing some of your songs at our church on your 100th birthday. May God bless you in a special way. In Christ...Harvey Lewis

Jay Wilburn
Dear Mr. Shea, I am 34 years old an can remember listening to you sing on the Billy Graham Crusade specials that aired on television. The Lord has blessed you with a talent that few singers, if any, would ever be able to sustain for as long as you have. But it is clear as to why the Lord has blessed you for this length of time--the message you delivered in the songs you sang always pointed straight to Jesus! And that is all that matters. As you turn 100 years old it is my pleasure to wish you a very happy and blessed birthday!

Lily Ngunu
Happy Birthday 100 years Bev Shea. May God give you a long life (+ 20 years), good health and wealth.

William Aaron Brogdon
Dear Brother in Christ George Beverly Shea,I remember when I was young I couldn't watch a whole crusade on T.V. because the convicting power of the Holy Spirit would be on me and I'd have to turn the channel.Then at age 23 I gave my life to God.Not long after that in 1973 I went to a crusade in Atl., Ga. and was no longer turning away, but had Him in my heart, I enjoyed being there and worshipped right along with you and all.The alter call was something beautiful and awesome to see.You and the Rev. Billy Graham evangelistic team have been true blessings from God in my life.I think the best that any man of God wants to hear is that you were a part of bringing me to salvation and were blessings afterwards.This old ex-hippie thanks you for spreading the good news. Happy and blessed 100th birthday to you.

Avril Pounds
Dear Mr Shea. My mother is a huge fan of old hymns and as a young adult, I often feel that I'm one of the few in my generation who appreciate them too. I love many of the new songs and new singers, but I'm certain that none of them will be singing when they are 100 years old, as I'm sure you will be. Your endurance and continued obedience to serving our Lord with your amazing voice, is a priceless gift to millions around the world. May God bless you on this special birthday and throughout the rest of your life. Keep singing!Yours faithfully, Avril PoundsAustralia, age 28

Joe & Ann Pyle
Dear Bev, thank you for the pleasure you have brought and continue to bring to thousands by your ministry of song. It is now well over 50 years since I first heard you sing when you came to London for the Greater London Crusade in 1954. We continue to see you via Sky TV and hear you on record. One day we will sing with you as we sing The Song Of Moses And The Lamb with the ultimate choir. God continue to bless you and yours, Joe and Ann Pyle.

Darren
Happy Birthday And Thank You for letting God use you and your talent of singing for His Kingdom.

J.F. McNabb
Watching you on TV and hearing you sing praises to our Lord is among the earliest of my childhood memories when it comes to gospel music. There has to be a lot of people, who along with me feel that not only were you a strong inspiration in our formative years, but also a constant presence for as long as we can remember. Your voice has taught us how we should praise our Lord; your full, rich life teaches us how long we should serve Him. Thank you for your service, sir. Lord bless you and yours Mr. Shea. Happy 100th birthday!

Sara
HAPPY CENTURY (100) BIRTHDAY George Beverly Shea!May GOD BLESS YOU as you have BLESSED EACH OF USTHAT HAS HEARD YOU SING--YOUR SOUL THRU VOICE-TO THE WORLD-FOR JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR. Thank YOU for the GIFT OF YOUR VOICE--and my joy of hearing you so many times. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOREVER OUR LOVE IN JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, BLESSINGS, Sara Key

Gloria Stafford
You have been such a blessing to me!!!! I praise the Lord for you. Love, Because of Calvary

Val and Roger Poole
We wish you God's Blessing as you celebrate your 100th Birthday. This is a great milestone to achieve. I have enjoyed listening to you sing as you bring God's love and message to the world through song. Well done.

Tom Little
Mr. SheaHAPPY BIRTHDAYGod has blessed you with a wonderful life, and has blessed us with your music. From "I'd rather have Jesus" to "Amazing Grace" I was raised listening to you and Dr. Graham. You made a real impact on my life.May God continue to bless you.

Paul Heil
Congratulations on your 100th! Thank you so much for your many years of faithful service through the gift of singing that God has given you and which you have used so well for His honor and glory. You have blessed my life with your expressive singing and heart-felt songs. Only God knows how many souls will be in heaven because the Holy Spirit has used your singing to prepare hearts for Dr. Graham's message. Sing on!

Emma Lou Shropshire
Congratulations on your 100th birthday. How the Lord has blessed you! You will always be the soloist who blesses me most. Thank you for your faithfulness in using your beautiful voice for our Savior.

Sita Henderson
On behalf of my entire family, especially my Mom and Dad in Trinidad, I would like to bless you with grace and dignity and good health for as long as God gives you on this earth. You are an inspiration. Thank you so much for your perseverance.

Marilyn Paterson
My dear husband and I have followed your progress over the years you have been with Billy Graham Ministries, he particularly was blessed by your ministry until he passed away in 2005. May God bless you on this your 100th Birthday Bev, you have indeed been a blessing to many.

Stephen Neff
Happy Birthday! May the blessings you have given through your song shine bright for all the world to see and as always point to our Savior Jesus!! God Bless You!

James "Loren" Simpson-hillsboro,Mo.
Happy"100"th Birthday !! I'm glad you've made it ! Though GOD has blessed you with a century of life & good health,you've also blessed millions with your voice in songs thru praise to our King and savior-Jesus Christ ! I requested an autographed photo from you about 4 years ago, you sent me a book,and a photo of yourself, but refused to autograph it, with a letter saying by signing it you'd be giving the glory to yourself, and not God.That you really inpressed me on how humble and genuine a person with such status as you are ! I hope you have many more years, in good health on planet earth, and if I never meet you on earth, I hope of having the pleasure of seeing/hearing you sing in the presence of the Lord!

maureen
Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Shea.I thank God for the awesome gift he had granted you which is that powerful voice you have in singing. Your music has made such a difference in my life.

Alei Sorhie
Mr.Shea a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.... God bless you as you celebrate this important 100th year....

WANDA MURRAY
MANY HAPPY WISHES FOR YOU MR SHEA. YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING IN MY LIFE, AND MY WALK WITH THE LORD HAS BEEN RICHER FOR YOU PRESENCE AND YOUR MUSIC!I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS, TOO!

Gail Sensebe, Covington, LA
Dear Mr. Shea, How splendid that our LORD has given you many years to use the special gift of song which in turn has blessed so many. Thank you for using your God-given gift to honor and serve Him. Have a blessed 100th birthday, and best wishes for more years of service in Christ.

Michael R. McKnight
Dear Mr. Shea,HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Oakmont Baptist Church music ministry in Greenville, NC! A number of years ago, you were the featured artist/singer at a Senior Adult Choir Festival in North Carolina. I had the distinct privilege of picking you up (in my personal car) at the airport. When we sold that van, I believe we were able to get a few extra dollars after telling the prospective buyer who had actually ridden in the van at one time! (They were quite impressed!)Thank you for continuing to serve in God's kingdom and being such a tremendous role model for others to follow. My first recollection of hearing you sing dates back to the 70's when you were at a Crusade in Knoxville, Tennessee. You touched my life as a 15 year old and played a role in my decision to become a minister of music. Surely, my story is just one among countless others. Thank you for giving of yourself so unselfishly through the years!A fellow musician/servant of God,Michael McKnight

Wanda Murray
Dear Bev,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How blessed we have been to have you in our lives encouraging us with your music! I praise God for you and pray you will have many wonderful days ahead!

Darrell Mahalec The Woodlands & Spring, Tx .
Mr. Shea, Happy Birthday !!! --- You keep climbing those rungs because we know whats at the top. God Bless U & your family -----

Octavia M. Cornelius
Bro. Shea,This is actually my first time hearing you sing and knowing about your great ministry. I can't stop crying, cause you've touched my heart in such a way, just to know and feel the love and passion you have for serving our Lord Jesus Christ and your song I'd Rather Have Jesus is such a heart felt one that it immediately connected with my spirit. I thank God for you and your ministry and I pray that the Lord keeps you in good health and good voice to sing on until God calls you to Glory. Happy 100th Birthday and many more! You have truly Blessed my soul.

Benny Lai
Dear George Beverly Shea,HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY!!! I am inspired that you are a Christian and soon to be a Centurion. I hope with God's will that I can live life to the fullest too.When I think of 'commitment', I think of George Beverly Shea and his commitment to Christ with the partnership with Rev. Billy Graham. This man is a great example to have in our world. Thank-you, George Beverly Shea.Your friendly supporter to BGEAC, Benny Lai.

Karen Woods
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dear Mr. Shea! May your day be filled with unexpected and wonderful blessings. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to hear your beautiful voice raised in praises to Him--our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Love, Joy, and Peace.Jude 1:2

Steve Dwyer Wales UK
Happy 100th birthday Mr Shea.The greatest gospel singer alive today .thank you for giving to the lord ,I really was a life that was saved by you testimony in song ,may God continue to bless you and Carline in your minisrty in song.

Murray Adam - Wesscott Marketing
Hi Bev, I worked at BGEA for 20 years and remember you fondly during that time. Your music has always brought me great comfort and encouragement over the course of my life. You're still the best! I recall an espcially funny time when I had the privilege of running you and Cliff Barrows around Beverly Hills to try and find you tuxedos for a special tribute event honoring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. We all had the best time! May God bless you as you turn 100. What an incredible milestone. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bev!

Tim Hetchler, President of Wesscott Marketing
Bev, we have been involved with BGEA for many years as their representative to the Christian Retail marketplace. You have brought great joy and blessing to millions around the world and we are grateful for your life and testimony all these years. On behalf of our company we wanted to wish you a very Happy 100th Birthday!

Jeana
Hi Mr Shea, Happy Birthday to you!! Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for the Lord!! You are a true inspiration. I hope this birthday is the best one yet! You are an amazing man. Happy Birthday and many more!

Nathan Mackey
Happy Birthday, Bev! Enough though I am part of Generation Y, I still enjoy your music in amongst all the contemporary Christian bands out there. You testimony is a great one and God has blessed you with longevity because of your faithfulness, I'm sure. I still can't believe you are singing at 100! Blessings to you and Mrs. Karlene.

Charles Heuberger
Happy happy birthday on your 1ooth. I remember when at was attending MOODY, the Graham team was in town for a crusade. You and Cliff visited our chapel. You played the pump organ. I remember I was amazed. God bless you and thank you for being available to be used by God these many years.

Glenda Davis
Bev,Wow! What a milestone to reach 100 years of age! God has been so good to you over the years and has given you such good health to bring you to this day. I hope you have a fantastic 100th birthday. You have blessed me with your beautiful music and have been a blessing to millions all over the world. As you and Karlene reminisce about your years together, may you have many precious memories to share with each another. You are a beautiful couple! I love you! Glenda Davis Kerri's former assistant.

Jill Caudill
May your 100th birthday be as much of a blessing as your precious voice has been to people around the world. Thank you for your service for the Lord.

Lynne Boutilier
We pray that your 100th birthday will be a most wonderful one. What a blessing you've been over many, many years. God bless you!

Jeannette Brown
Happy birthday to a kind, gracious gentleman! As an employee with Samaritan's Purse, my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting you at The Greenbrier at TASC 2001 (in the elevator). God has gifted you with talent ... and us with you. God bless and keep you.

Deb Coffey
God bless you as you celebrate this important 100th year. Happy Birthday!

Donna Reynolds DiPesa
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea. I met you when you were with the Billy Graham group in Louisville, Ky in about 1955. You came to St. Paul's Methodist Church MYF group on Sunday evening and sang for us. You made such a wonderful impression on me, and I have never forgotten it. My prayers and birthday wishes are with you.

Isabel Lambert
Your singing has been a great blessing and wonderful example to all of us through the years. May God bless you with a wonderful 100th birthday celebration. My mother was a close friend of your secretary Agnes Fulwiler for many years especially as she cared for her handicapped son here in the Dallas area. We used to hear wonderful stories of her times working for you and your staff.

Marguerite Muzzey
Dear Bev,May God bless you richly as you celebrate your 100th birthday. Thank you for using your gift to glorify God and enrich those of us who have heard you over the year.

Sue Budensiek
May your day be blessed with a renewed sense of the presence of Jesus in your life. Your many years of song have been an incredible blessing in my life, thank you for a life lived in service for the King of Kings. Happy 100th birthday.

Debbie Goad
We love you. Happy Birthday - Keep on Keeping on Let the God Times Roll.

Admirer
Happy Birthday to a wonderful singer and man. God gave you a great gift and you used it to further his kingdom. This is quite a blessing becoming a centerian. Have a blessed day!!

Tammy Six
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea!!! You have been a GREAT BLESSING to me!! May God continue to keep you & Bless you!!

Eddie Sprouse
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. I work for BGEA and I have been honored to meet you a few times. May God continue to bless you as you tirelessly serve Him as a faithful brother in Christ, God bless you for setting an example for all of us to learn from.

Rev. Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Jean Williams
Dear Brother Shea: Thank you for the many years of spiritually uplifting song. You have made the world a brighter place even during some very dark hours. Happy 100th Birthday! Our love and appreciation. Rev. DR. and Mrs Ronald E. Williams

John Wilson
An inspiration for us all; may God continue to bless you. Happy Birthday!

Sarah Cornwell
May the Lord bless and keep you this new year! Happy Brithday George!(My grandpa and grandma (Christal and Frank Barton) used to go with you and Billy Graham on your tours! I am sure they would wish you a Happy Birthday as well! God bless~

Carol Callahan
Happy Birthday! God has blessed us with your talent! May you be blessed this beautiful day! Carol

Ashleigh Stroot
Happy Birthday to you! George, you've been such a blessing to me and so many others! Congratulations on making it to 100! You are truly a treasure to this world.

Louise Stout
Wishing you a very terrific birthday!! You have blessed so many people!!!

Justin Andes
Have a great birthday! It's encouraging to see someone so dedicated in serving Christ!

Sheila Wharram
Happy 100th birthday, dear friend. I sang in the choir for a Billy Graham Crusade at Earls Court, London, in 1967 - and you were the singer at that time. What a blessing you have been through the years. Happy Birthday!

Joe Gray
Your music has blessed my heart and enriched our lives over the years. My beautiful wife of 71 years went to be with the Lord last April, but during our years together, we spent many hours listening to you along with Billy Graham on TV, tapes and DVDs. It seems like yesterday when we attended a crusade in a tent in Los Angeles. You feel like family to us. I will be 95 this coming June. God Bless You.

Mike Williamson
Dear Mr Shea,I am so thankful to our wonderful God for giving you the longevity to sing for His name and Christ's gospel all these many decades. Recently I was asked to sing "I'd Rather Have Jesus" on a Sunday morning. Who can sing it without thanking God for blessing us with this tune through you. May you have an abundant entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!With much love and gratitude,Well done, good and faithful servant. Pastor Mike Williamson, St Cloud, MN

Dan and Alice Lee
We saw you in Jackson, MS, in the 1970's with Billy Graham. It was awesome! We pray you will have a blessed birthday as you have blessed so many with your music.

Aaron Shust
Happy Centennial! Your commitment to Christ through your craft has been an inspiration to pursue sharing the love of Christ through song. Thank you for loving Him well. Have a slice of cake with extra icing for me!

Fran Farias
Happy Birthday Mr Shea,Since the 50's when my parents introduced us to Evangelist Billy Graham, I have enjoyed your music and passion throughout the years. It was my pleaseure to sing in the Billy Graham choir and hear you once again at the Atlanta Tour a few years ago.Have a wonderful day and Happy 100!!

John
I still listen to and praise God in your music!---Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Shea.

RITA J. KEMP
MY DEAR MR. SHEA, I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU THE BEST BIRTHDAY ANYONE COULD EVER HAVE! I HEARD YOU SING "HOW GREAT THOU ART" IN LOUISVILLE, KY. IN ABOUT 1955 OR '56, AND IT WAS AT THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIRGROUND. THERE WASN'T A DRY EYE IN THE HOUSE. YOU ALSO CAME TO OUR CHURCH. WHAT AN HONOR IT WAS TO ACTUALLY BE IN THE SAME BUILDING WITH SUCH A GREAT MAN AS YOU. YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING TO PEOPLE WHEREVER YOU HAVE GONE. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE SEEN YOU ONE ON ONE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. tHANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE. MAYBE WE'LL SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN AND WE'LL SING "HOW GREAT THOUA ART" TOGETHER SOME DAY! IN CHRISTIAN LOVE, RITA KEMP, CHAUNCEY, GEORGIA

Peter Ramirez
Happy Birthday, George, and God bless you for all the years your voice has rung across the airwaves.

Bonnie Kirk
The first time I heard you sing, my father carried me to a Billy Graham crusade in his arms. God has blessed you with an extraordinary ministry and long life. May He bless you abundantly in 2009.

Katie Bartley
WISHING YOU A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! WOW PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!

Eric Paul
God's blessing's to you, George, on your birthday!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for giving to the Lord as you do. Eric www.ericpaul-croixnoire.com

Marcia A Smith
May the God's richest blessings fill this very important day!I pray you will be in good health and continue to lift up praises to Lord of our precious Savior. Your rich voice blesses my heart each time I hear you!

Stephen Kinford
Happy Birthday!!!Thank you for sharing the gift, your life and the testimony that God has given you all of these many years.May God richly bless you through His Son Jesus Christ in all that you do in your continued youth. Compared to eternity you would still be in the womb, and you and all of us sort of are in God's protective hands at all times as we were in our mothers womb, only better and more protected.Again, be blessed!!

Annette Welchert
Happy Birthday! We wish for you the most wonderful day to celebrate your birth! Thank you for lifting up your voice and praising the Lord. We read the story behind "I'd Rather Have Jesus" and sang the song a couple of Sundays ago in our church. Its message is timeless and ALL our people needed to hear it. We thank the Lord who created you!

Pastor Jonathan Tillman
Praise the Lord for a century of life and ministry! Your God given vocal talents have been a great blessing to millions as you have used them humbly to serve your Lord! As John Newton said, "When we've been there ten thousand years . . . we've only just begun!" I look forward to meeting you some day in glory!

David and Marsine Stratton
We have enjoyed your singing and ministry over and years. May the Lord continue to bless you and your witness to the millions that have and will continue to be blessed.

Mrs Becki Meek
You have blessed me throughout my whole life with your singing and worship to the Lord! You were a favorite of my Daddy, who was 1 year younger than you, and went to be with the Lord 4 years ago. May God give you great joy on this special day!

Mrs. Terry D. Germany
I consider it an honor and a great blessing to have heard your music on TV and on my local Moody Bible Institute radio stations for 36 years. I just turned 52 this month and wanted to wish you a very happy 100th birthday. May God richly bless you and continue to sing " I'd rather have Jesus."

Hazel & Paul Davis (Bedfordshire, England)
Dear Bev, Happy 100th Birthday! The singing is not just for 100 years. As the Psalmist declared, "I will sing of the mercies of the Lord FOREVER"! We treasure the fellowship we shared in your earthly home but "the song goes on", sweeter still. Praise God for your dedicated example. With CHRISTIAN LOVE!

John Payne
I doubt that I will live to be 100. But if I do, I hope that I, too, am still able to sing God's praises. Thank you for your inspiration over my lifetime and the many other lives you have touched around the world. My wife, Phyllis, and I look forward to being a part of your 100 year celebration at The Cove on February 2.

Geneva Peterson Platt
How God has blessed this world by having you live for 100 years. I worked at the original office at 1629 Harman, and was always blessed by the sound of your voice, knowing that wonderful things were going to happen in Minneapolis very shortly. The flood of memories which come to mind when your name is spoken, and the sound of your voice brings out the love of God. What a blessing you have been. Praise God

Donna K. Smith
Bless you Mr. Shea for being such a faithful servant unto our Lord all these years, and as His Word has promised, He has increased your days and has truly blessed us with giving you such a magnificent singing voice. Happy 100th Birthday!

Donna Kirkendall
I thank God that you have been blessed to have lived so long, I hope it has been a good life for you.

Betty Parker Ellis
Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Shea. I can't say enough how hearing you sing -- especially "How Great Thou Art" -- at Billy Graham Crusades throughout my life has blessed my heart and soul. Thank you for sharing your gifts and helping to shape the characters of many generations.

Gail Zehnder
Thank you for using your God given talents to be a pioneer in Christian music. Our Lord has blessed us all through the blessings he has bestowed upon you, including that of a long and productive Christian life lived for your Savior. May He continue to shower you with blessings for many years to come.

Noila Johnson
Dear George Beverly Shea! You have accomplished another milestone in your life. I have listened to you singing since I was a little girl and have loved every moment. You have blessed each of us who have been privileged to hear your wondrous voice raising praises to our awesome God. May His blessings continue to pour on you as you prepare to celebrate your 100th birthday.

PASTOR JOSEPH AND MRS. SERENE S. CULP
Happy 100th Birthday Brother Shea!What a blessing that you and your ministry have been to our family. Your lovely and inspired singing of "I'd Rather Have Jesus" (our favorite song) was one of the catalysts that God used to call me into the ministry. You wrote us when we lived in Italy and send us a requested picture. Since that day, and though, we have never met you, we have been praying for you and your family and we know that God will say to you one day, "Well Done, George Beverly Shea, Thou Good and Faithful Servant!" We love you so very much.Here is our website:http://www.swordradio.com/highlander.html

Barbara Lawrence
When I was a teenager in the 50's I used to listen to you every Sunday afternoonat about 3:30. You and Jack Holcomb wer the first 2 Christion soloists the I really remember. I was thrilled to know that there were songs that I could sing as a Christion teen. I was so blessed by your songs. You were influential in my life in that I started singing a number of your songs in our church... Now I am teaching some of those same songs to my 7 yr. old granddaughter. Have a blessed 100th birthday.

Rutherford Edwards
Dear Mister Shea, My name is Rutherford Edwards. I have lived in the Syracuse, New York area for over 57 years. I grew up in Hartsville, South Carolina. I was fortunate to take Bible in High School and found Christ. I attended a Billy Graham Crusade in Columbia, South Carolina and was blessed. I also attended a rally in Rochester' New York on a Sunday afternoon. I later attended a crusade in Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. I heard you sing To God be the Glory on a Sunday afternoon as our Christian Radio station signed on the air 40 years ago. I recently purchased the DVD &CD,Then Sings My Soul hosted by Bill Gaither. We thank God for you and your ministry through all these years. You have truly blessed millions. I congratulate you and wish you the very best Birthday possible. In Christ Love, Rutherford Edwards.

Diane Zavocki
Happy Birthday.Wow! 100 years old.I loved seeing you on the Gaither videos.Especially the one with Ruth Graham.

Teresa Clinton, SC
I remember my grandmother listening to you sing during the Billy Graham Crusades on TV. She would always cry when you sang. I hope that you have a happy 100th birthday. Thanks for all the joy that you brought to my Grandma Irene as you touched the hearts of so many people with your voice.

Happy Birthday
Dear Bev. What can I say? Your humbleness and devotion to the Lord have been such a blessing through out my life time. I am 86 and have been a devoted listener for years and years .... Youth for Christ time in Chicago, .... WMBI ..... Evangelical Child and Family Assoc. .... and of course Billy Graham Crusades ..... Helen Nielsen, Dundee, Illinois

Kay Daughtry
Happy Birthday, Mr. Shea. I am 60 years old and grew up watching Billy Graham Crusades on television with my family. I fell in love with your music as a young girl. I believe that music can touch hearts when words fail. So many have been blessed by your beautiful lyrics and voice ...... there will never be another like you.May God continue to richly bless you and your family. Have a wonderful day!!

Pastor Kevin McLaren
Hello Mr SheaOur baptist church in Slade Green England wish you a very happy 100th birthday, many of us have fond memories of Earls court 1966. be blessed and keep blessing.Kevin

Beth Hudon
Mr. Shea: Happy 100th Birthday. You have touched so many hearts with your music and the Gospel through music. Thank you for all you have done over the years! May God Bless You on this wonderful occasion!In His Service,Beth Hudon

Pam Kumpe
When I grow up, I'd love to think I'd be an inspiration like you George Beverly Shea. Well, I'm already 54, but I do love to keep the kid in me, which reminds me of the songs I've heard you lead when I was a mere child listening to the Billy Graham crusades. I'll always hear you voice and can hum them to myself -- even now. You are a memory I'll treasure. Happy birthday! Eat cake, sing, smile and I'll tell God just how special you are. Oh, I'm sure He knows...but I'll say it anyway. Be blessed! Happy Birthday.(A person who was saved at church singing "Just as I Am")...at nine!

YAZZ
MY BROTHER .., IF GOD IS SOVEREIGN ..AND WE BELIEVE HE IS!!...THEN HE HAS ORDAINED THAT YOU CELEBRATE THIS 100th YEAR HERE FOR HIS GLORIOUS PURPOSE IN YOU....HOW HE LOVETH THEE!... MY GREATEST THANK YOUS FOR YOUR DEVOTED LIFE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXXX

Sue Bayliss Sydney Australia
Congratulations on your 100th birthday. What an inspiration you have been and a wonderful example of how God can use someone with a gift to bring glory to His Name. I remember hearing you sing when you came to Australia many years ago.

Ron & Janéce Campbell McCreanor
Happy birthday to you Mr Shea!!! You are very special man of God, a Caleb of our time! Thank you for touching our hearts and lives through your wonderful voice. God bless you and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXX

Curtis W. Fortner
My dear George, we need to focus on a man of God NOW! For your century of service to him and to us, we are all so very thankful. The lives you have touched and the smiles you have created are beyond numbers. An example to all and a blessing to many. May peace and love continue to surround you as we all celebrate your first 100 years!

Christine Johnson
Congratulations on your 100th birthday. What a milestone. Thank for your ministry to in song over many years which have blessed so many people including me. Your life in song is a testimony to God's love, grace and goodness. God bless you on your special day.

Jacquie Marshall from Sydney Australia
Happy 100th Birthday Mr Shea!I attended the Billy Graham in 1968 and was part of the choir. I thank God for you and your ministry to people all over the world as you've sung about Christ our Saviour and brought glory to Him with your voice. Psalm 105:1-4

Gayle Abel
George HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY!WHAT A BLESSING YOU HAVE BEEN TO ME PERSONALLY AND TO MILLIONS THROUGHOUT OUR WORLD!As a very young girl in Sydney, I gladly surrendered my life to Jesus Christ as the Choir sang - "Just as I am".A few years ago my daughter and I led a number of people to Kansas City to be part of the Billy Graham Crusade in the Arrowhead Stadium. We invited a waitress from the Hotel across the road to come and she gave her life to Jesus.Thank you for the beautiful music you have brought to me and so many others through the gift God has given you to spread the word so emotionally as you do. Music has a way of touching the human spirit in a way that the spoken word does.God will indeed say - "Well done though good and faithful servant".With love from Gayle Abel and her family and friends.

Dr. David Smethurst
Dear Mr Shea,God bless you on your 100th Birthday. Well done on such a record of integrity in a world renowned ministry for so long.We met at Amsterdam 1983. You introduced your wife to me and treated me like a dear friend. I really appreciated that as I was an unknown evangelist from South Africa. You encouraged me to let my light shine where ever I could and not to worry about becoming well known. Your care showed me that God noticed me. Today I have the privilege of preaching the gospel in many needy countries around the world, winning thousands of needy people to Jesus. As well we support some 5,200 orphans in 4 nations in Eastern Europe. Your encouragement helped me to do this. Thank you so much, sir. Love and blessings,Dr David Smethurst – Australia

John Allam
Well done, Happy Birthday and thank you!!!From all your friends and fans in the UK

Diana and Dave Causton - Crosswaysmusic.com - UK
Dear George Congratulations on reaching you 100 Years. We have listened to you minister to us in song since 1950 and have been blessed by your voice and music.We run a Christian music ministry and have sold several records, cassettes and Cd's to customers who have been blessed.May the Lord bless you and keep you in His care, and may you continue using your gift of song to bless His people.Happy 100 BirthdayBest Wishes and God Bless. Your sister and brother in Christ Diana and Dave Causton CrosswaysMusic.com Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom.

Erv Lewis
Bev,I thank God for you and your ministry through music. You've been an inspiration to many.....truly God's ambassador. Happy Birthday.

Ginger Whisnant
Thank you so much for sharing your gift of music with us. I wish you a wonderful 100th Birthday! Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! Best Wishes Ginger Whisnant Charlotte, NC

The Stonecipher's of Cleveland, TN
Happy birthday no. 100. We have listened to you for many years and enjoy your singing immensely. God bless you!

Ginny Peters
A day to celebrate a life well used. Your LP first i bought early teens, only one i could not pass on from those days still played for it refreshes and reminds me all is well a sweet sound amongst the harsh sounds around us. THANK YOU GOD BLESS Ginny Peters (singer/songwriter Oamaru, NEW ZEALAND)

Albert ABel (Australia)
May you have a blessed time celebrating. I remember well the inspiration and challenges you presented in song at our 1959 Crusade in Sydney. I am sure you voice will be in the leading choir in glory. Praise our Lord!

Duncan Fudge
Thank you for lifting the hearts of the saints to the Lord of Glory so faithfully. Have a fantastic 100th!Love in Jesus, Be strongyour younger brother, Duncan

Nathan McClay
Thank you for your testimony for our Lord and for putting the poem "I'd Rather Have Jesus" to music. Your choosing Jesus, over "anything this world affords" has been an inspiration to me over the years, as I have served the Lord in the music ministry.I have always enjoyed not only the big singing voice God has blessed you with, but also your kind speaking voice. Often when hearing your recitation on "The Love of God", I thought that you would be a wonderful, caring and loving father and grandfather!Happy 100th!,Nathan McClay

Charles Shackelford
How beautiful are the feet of them that have lived a life for The Lord!!!True Wisdom and character lies in you...I only wish more people could look and see what God can do when you live for Him!!!God Bless and Happy 100th...

Doreen Ainscough
Happy and blessed 100th birtday to Beverley Shea. I sang with you at the Manchester England Crusade at Maine Road in the sixties, whilst a teenager. I still have the hymnal I used and remember all the alto parts I learned with Cliff Barrows. I still have many LP records as well as CDs of your singing. I loved to hear you roll your voice as in Roll Jordan roll and How great thou art.Keep on singing!God bless and have a great celebration.Christian love from old England.Doreen Ainscough.

Beverly Jones
Happy 100th birthday, Mr. Shea. What a blessing you've been to us all. I saw you in person about 3 years ago in Gastonia, NC, at one of Will Graham's crusades, and I was impressed at how strong your voice was. The Lord has used that voice to inspire millions. God bless you.

Brandon Jones
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea! I have enjoyed your minstry for several years now. I enjoyed hearing you sing at Will Graham's Celebration in Gastonia NC.

Caleb Ward
Thank you for dedicating your life to God's service, and for your faithfulness to Him. Thank you for always using the talents He has given you for His glory.

Walter & Kathy Hammond
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO GEORGE BEVERLY SHEA!!!!!!!What an awesome instrument of The Lord you are and have been for all of these years!! Youare truly a shining example of the "Light of The The Lord"!!

Connie T. Francis
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. I thank God for the many years of pleasure you have given so many of us. What an inspiration you have been and continue to be! May God continue to bless you richly!

Bill Nance
George,Dear brother in Christ - simply a very HAPPY CENTURY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!You have touched many lives and your music played here on WFCJ 93.7 in Dayton/Cincinnati has blessed many , as we have been on the air since 1961! I use a line I saw you use in print some 20 years ago - I close my morning program with it each day..."MAY HIS BEST BE YOURS EACH STEP OF THE WAY." I pray that for you, friend!Bill NanceProgram DirectorWFCJ-FM 93.7PS

Carol Vannoy
Dear Mr. Shea,Happy 100th Birthday!! Your music and you have been such an inspiration to me for many years. I am glad that we have your songs recorded which can be played over and over - as they are. When I grow up (and I am in my late 50's) I want to be more like Jesus and a lot like you. Happy Birthday with love,Carol Vannoy

Linda Knight Lakeland, Tn.
Happy 100th Birthday!! Your music has always blessed my family! My Dad who has now went on to be with the Lord always said you were his very favorite singer and we all agree! Thank you for teaching us to love Jesus thru your songs!

Alison Lowry
Happy 100th Mr. Shea! I heard you sing on stage at the Billy Graham Library dedication in 2007. I saw three former presidents and a crowd of hundreds moved by your angelic voice. The thought of that moment still brings tears to my eyes. I will certainly never forget it. Thank you for your service and your demonstration of faith.

Faith Community Church
Best Wishes from all of us.

Janice M. taylor
There's no way to express to you how much your music, and the sincerity you have convey through it, has meant to me for so many years. Thanks to God for giving you this talent, and to you for sharing so generously. May He continue to bless you richly, as you bless others.

Keith Carscadden
I met you at the dedication of the sign "Welcome to Winchester" several years ago, and sang in the choir in the Winchester arena that weekend. My sister is Bette Crerar of "Crerar's Honey" in Vernon, and am a friend of Roy Fawcett. I can't begin to tell you how much your ministry has blessed me, my family, and friends over the years. I wish you God's richest blessings on your 100th birthday. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Obie Adams
Bev Shea may God bless you on this special Day, 100 beautiful years. You've been an inspiration to me for a long, long time. You were with me through my Baylor years and far beyond. God bless you and keep you. Obie Adams, De Kalb, Texas.

Sylvia Smith...Ontario...Canada
All of EVERY bit of Gods best to a very special faithful servant of the LordWhat a milestone for evangelism, and Christian music.Enjoy YOUR special day..Happy Birthday"How Great Is Our God..."

Amy Robertson
Wishing you a blessed birthday! Thanks for the music!

Jim Payne
Dear Mr. Shea, I have been listening to you sing as early as I can remember. I had the privilege of hearing you in person twice. You have been such a blessing! May God bless you on your 100th birthday!

Jerry Kroll
Happy birthday.You have blessed my soul since I was a child. Thank you for your faithfulness over the years. God bless you!

Chuck Shave
Thanks to God as to how he has used you to glorify Christ over the years.

Prof. Nelson F. Sheets
Dear Dr. George Bev. Shea: You were my hero when I was eighteen, you still are when I'm seventy two! God bless you! In Christ's Love and deep appreciation, Nelson F. Sheets, Prof. Emeritus, Point Loma Nazarene University.

Dawn McGregor, Buderim, Australia
Dear George, How I love the songs you sing and the beautiful voice with which God has blessed you. My parents are in the presence of Jesus right now but if they were here they would be sending you birthday greetings along with mine. In Christian love, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dawn McGregor

MARK CARTER
Happy Birthday Mr. Shea. Thank you for your ministry, integrity and faithfulness to God throughout all these years. God bless you!

Dee Jones
Mr Shea I hope this is one of your Happiest Birthdays ever..I am 62 and have listened to your songs all my life. And I can not tell you how much I have enjoyed your beautiful voice.I hope you have another 100 years just as Happy....Happy Birthday Sir.

Dwayne Henry
George, I’m 57 and I have listened to you for as long as I can remember. I will never forget your version of How Great Thou Art. I even had your album with that same title. But I would have to say that the song that has impacted me the most was Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam. Though there have been ups and downs in my life I have always tried to be a sunbeam for Him. I just want to wish you a very Happy 100th Birthday. God Bless You.

Kevin Hooper
Congratulations on your centenary Bev, we rejoice with you for the blessing of God on your life and ministry. Thank you for being so faithful, not only to the Lord but to Dr Graham and the rest of the BGEA team. Thanks too for your songs and singing, we pray that you have a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness. Kevin and Evelynne Hooper, Australia

Diana
You are just amazing!!! I wish you the very happiest of birthdays!

Julie Kratzer
Just saw your picture on the Today Show just now(100 years) and I had to log on and congratulate you. You have been an important part of the 'Team' for a long time and contributed to Billy's success in reaching millions to the Lord. Thank you, Mr. Shea on your up-coming birthday and we will meet in glory. Congratulations on your milestone. Miss Julie, Largo, FL

Rick j Sane
Happy Birthday and even though it goes without saying....God Bless You!

Barry and Alison Jacobs
WONDERFUL WONDERFUL HAVE A MAGNIFICENT BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE FOR THE LORD.

"When most singers finish a performance, the audience is left thinking about what a great singer he is. But whenever George Beverly Shea finishes his song, we are all left thinking about our relationship with God."
-Russ Busby (BGEA Photographer) Burbank, California