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Brian Webb Houston, Texas
I just want to thank Billy Graham for living a long life of servitude, and for avoiding the pitfalls that coul...

His faithfulness and yours.

Christine Barron West Valley City, UT USA
At age 14, I heard Mr. Graham speak God's simple truth and I believed. However, I didn't walk in that truth un...

Impact in my life and ministry

Prakash Yesudian Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
  I thank God for Dr Billy Graham for his concern to preach the Gospel in simplicity and authority and...
jeremy leopold , usa
I had been a career criminal for about 2/3 of my 29 years. A drug addict, thief, and drug dealer for almost 18...

Thank You!

Kimberly Hayes Murfreesboro, TN USA
I have never met you. But I feel as though I HAVE to write to you. I am writing to thank you Reverend Graham. ...

My prayers answered on a plane....

Maurilla Sewares Islamorada, FL USA
I was a flight attendant for many years. Usually on my drive to the airport,I spent time praying. One morning,...

Thank you from England!

Margaret Myerscough London, UK
Never attended a crusade, and Billy Graham was bed news on the radio on Sunday nights. Looking back on my life...

My hero!!

Pam Hahn Moneta, VA
I wasn't saved under Billy Graham's ministry, but as a little girl I can remember my father, Bill Allen, refer...
Larry G Shelton , USA
I gave my life to Jesus at a Billy Graham Crusade when I was 10. As a Senior Pastor for the last 24 years I ha...

Well Done, my good and faithful servant.

Jeannine Langley Farmersville, TX USA
Jesus came to earth to make everlasting life available to us all. He sacrificed his life on the cross, teachin...

Shining Example

Rhonda Dugger Omaha, NE
Billy Graham, you and your family are shinning examples of who Jesus is. You give this country hope, that if w...

Linda Mohr ,
I can remember when I was a little girl; my Dad and I would watch Billy preach on the TV. Dad would not go to ...


Carol Washington Denver, Colorado USA
I want to start out thanking your wife Ruth for allowing you to travel all over and to minister to the worl...

A Life Changing Day...Thank God ! !

Tanya Nemley Amityville, NY USA
I'm a 55 year old mother of 6 children. I Thank God for Billy Graham and for what the ministry did in my life....

The Man Who Would Wait

Doug Blair Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Billy's writings have often been pivotal in my development as a Christian. I racall such books as 'Holy Spirit...

Johnny Cook Boone, NC USA
The life of Ruth Graham has touched so many. My continued prayers for Dr Graham and all of you wonderful ch...

Found HIM

Joe Hendren Columbia, MO USA
On The last day of November, 1978 Billy was doing a crusade on TV and God used him to keep me from killing mys...

Marlene Orr West Jordan, UT USA
I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1966 at the age of 28. It was the most important decision...

The best friend I never met

Martin Gibeau arvada, CO USA
It's hard to put into words what Billy means to me. He's my hero. I so look forward to meeting him and telling...

My Grand-Father

Mary Doherty Syracuse, New York USA
I want to share with you how my Grand-Father was a great fan of Billy Graham. When he would hear that Billy wa...

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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