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My Salvation

ROSANNE BUGAI Durham, CT USA
I grew up hearing and watching Billy Graham on TV. My mother was a faithful follower of Rev. Graham. But When ...
 
Jo-Nyla Hockaday ,
WOW!! There is so much I could say about Reverend Billy Graham. I grew up watching the Billy Graham Crusades u...
 
Wanda Laning Springfield, GA USA
MY husband and I were best friends, we met each other at our jobs,  we love the Lord with all our hearts, and...
 

MEMORIES

Saralene Britt Lumberton, NC USA
I just want to thank you Rev. Graham for your unquestionable faith and service to our Lord Jesus Christ. All g...
 
Elizabeth Thompson Elk Grove, CA USA
She Didn't Show Up, but God Did I was thrilled as I entered Arco Arena to hear Billy Graham speak. Thrilled...
 

Salvation at Last

Linda Piercy Citrus Heights, CA USA
What a wonderful opportunity to thank Billy for his ministry to me. When I was a young girl I was open to the ...
 

In The Presence of Greatness

C.O. Gaskins Buford, GA USA
Rev. Billy Graham has been a household name in my home for as long as I can recall. I grew up on a farm in Sou...
 

Jesus used you for His glory!!!

Renee Fiorilli Florida
Dear Rev Billy Graham, I just want to thank you for your ministry. Back when I was in high school in the ea...
 
Gail Richie Conroe, TX USA
I have never been to one of your crusades nor did I come to know my Savior through one of your crusades. I wri...
 

Miracle

Marilyn Destefano George Industria, Western Province South Africa
Dr. Billy Graham, thank you for coming to Pittsburgh, PA in 1968. My eldest son, then 10 years old received Je...
 

Blessed Through Dr. Graham's Ministry

C. Sullivan , CA
Since my husband is now in Heaven, he cannot testify to what God did for him, but I remember enough of his tes...
 

Words Cannot Express

S Good Virginia
Dear Billy, Words cannot express how much your television programs have blessed my life throughout the year...
 

Happy Birthday!

Eva Morgan , USA
Happy Birthday, Billy Graham. You are in our thoughts, heart and prayers, especially today, on your...
 

HOLY !

joseph rogers conroe, tx US
I AM JOSEPH I ATTEND A Southern Baptist Church here in Conroe,TX. West Conroe Baptist my pastor is James Gross...
 

My daddy, brought to tears.

Jannah Grace Auburn Hills, MI USA
I prayed and asked Almighty God to speak to you-Billy Graham,through His Spirit in me tonight. I am a 56 year ...
 

Generations.....

W John Lewis Castalia, NC USA
It was right after World War 2 when Billy came to England for a crusade. My Dad and Mom heard about the crusad...
 

Once Was A Jehovah Witness

Lynda Howington Union City, GA USA
Many years ago I was a Jehovah Witness. One day not of my own understanding I was told by the Holy Spirit, I n...
 

Cathy Perkins Hickory, NC USA
One of my earliest memories is a Billy Graham Crusade. It was in the mid 50's (sorry I cannot remember the exa...
 

A Strong Influence

Ed Sinke Tyler, TX, United States
Growing up in a non religious /catholic home with Dutch immigrant parents who surrived slave labor camps and t...
 

Billy Graham on TV

Lisa Zuhlke Brunswick, NE USA
When I was 37 years old I made Jesus the Lord of my life and started living totally and completely for him-I a...
 

about billy graham

For as long as we can remember, people from all walks of life have approached us and told us about how they came to know Jesus Christ through the work and ministry of Billy Graham. Beyond the magazine covers, best-selling books, White House visits, and Gallup polls are the masses of everyday people who have been forever changed by God through a man we’ve known simply as “Daddy Bill.”

9-month-old Antony being held by "Daddy Bill"

We believe it is now time to share the stories from those who have filled the stadiums, watched televised programs, and read our grandfather’s books over the years. With every changed life comes a story that is worth telling. Daddy Bill’s own story is best told through the accounts of the lives God touched during his many years of ministry; stories of hope, forgiveness, joy, redemption, and salvation.

Daddy Bill’s story began long before we were born. The year was 1934, and a young Billy Graham, who had once referred to religion as “hogwash,” surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Three years later,

 

our grandfather was unexpectedly asked to preach his first sermon at Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka, Florida. His sermon only lasted eight minutes.

Daddy Bill began to think up excuse after excuse for why he could never become a preacher. But as time passed, the excuses diminished. He knew he couldn’t escape the powerful calling of his heavenly Father to preach the Word to all people. During these struggles, he was often reminded of God’s encouragement to Moses: “Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” (Exodus 4:12).

The inner battle finally came to an end on a moonlit Florida evening in March 1938. As Daddy Bill walked the eighteenth green of the Temple Terrace Golf Course, he dropped to his knees and cried, “Oh God, if You want me to preach, I will serve You.”

Brothers Antony, Basyle and Aram Tchividjian

More than seventy years have passed since that blessed Florida evening, and our grandfather,

 

Billy Graham, has been faithful to that calling. We want you to know that the most important thing - both to us and to Daddy Bill - is the lives God has touched through one simple but eternally powerful message: The message of Jesus Christ.

Billy taking time out with children

As grandchildren, we have been blessed to know Daddy Bill in a more intimate and personal way than most people have - after the cameras have been turned off and the crowds have gone home. We know him as a man who simply loves people, and is as comfortable conversing with a cab driver or busboy as he is a president, CEO, or movie star.  And it doesn’t matter where he is or what he is doing, Daddy Bill always had time for us, and for that we have been so blessed. 

It is our prayer that through this website you will experience the amazing love and awesome power of the God who has made it all possible. We are so grateful to God for Daddy Bill and are humbled and blessed to call him our grandfather. 

- Aram, Basyle and Jerushah

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