Billy Graham son-in-law Dennis Lotz found unresponsive in pool, in ICU

by Joni B. Hannigan, Editorial Staff |
Anne Graham Lotz at her Just Give Me Jesus crusade in Jacksonville in 2009. | Photo by Joni B. Hannigan/Houston

RALEIGH, N.C. (Christian Examiner) – Dennis Lotz, the 78-year-old husband of Anne Graham Lotz, was discovered unresponsive floating in the family pool Monday afternoon, according to a post on Lotz's Facebook site.

Anne Graham Lotz is the second daughter of evangelist Billy Graham and the founder of AnGel Ministies. Her brother, Franklin Graham, is the Founder of Samaritan's Purse.

Her Facebook post reads:

"Danny Lotz was found by Anne unresponsive in their pool around 3:45pm Monday August 17. He is currently in a hospital ICU receiving excellent care. There are no answers yet as to the outcome. The family is standing firm in faith, trusting Jesus. Thank you for your prayers."

Anne and her husband Danny Lotz have three grown children and three grandchildren, according to her website. |

There was also a message posted to the Anne Graham Lotz Twitter account -- with wording almost the same as that of her Facebook posting.

"Danny Lotz is currently in ICU receiving excellent care. The family is standing firm in faith, trusting Jesus. Thank you for your prayers," the message reads.

Local news reports said emergency responders received a call just before 4 p.m. about a possible drowning at the family home. Danny Lotz was taken to an unnamed hospital where he is in the Intensive Care Unit.

Danny Lotz is diabetic and has bee undergoing dialysis for about six year, according to a family friend, the media report said.