Cliff Barrows, the long-time music and program director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has died after a brief illness. He was 93.

A statement from the association said Barrows died Tuesday Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

The two men met in 1945 while Barrows was on his honeymoon, and together they went on to form the association. Barrows traveled the world with Graham since his first crusade in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1947. Barrows also hosted the weekly Hour of Decision radio program for more than 60 years.

Among the survivors are his wife, Ann, and five children from a previous marriage.

A public funeral service for Barrows will be held at Calvary Church in Charlotte next Tuesday, followed by a private interment.