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Job well done my good & faithful servant!

Nancy Guillen Miami, FL USA
I am not sure of the exact year and age, however, I will never forget the night Billy Graham allowed the Lord ...
Christy Cook Kernersville, NC USA
I am thankful for having the opportunity to be used in the Harvest Crusade in 2002 in Winston Salem, North Car...

God loves even the dead.

I grew up in a abusive and loveless family, and to this day I still don't know how to love anyone. I only seem...
Mitchel Wilson Mount Pleasant, NC USA
Dear Dr.Graham and family, I want you to know I am praying for you and your family. You have been such an ins...
David Zamudio Saint Louis, MO USA
Always humble yet powerful in speech and conduct is what I admire most. Billy could have been anything in life...

Just a card in a hymnal

Mary Vollmar Sun City, AZ USA
When I was at a very low point in my life I walked into a church I had never been to before. In the rack on th...
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...

Seeing You Preach in Person

Debbie Gadsden Al
Thank you so much for your faithfulness and obedience to God. I have seen you preach on television and read bo...
Joyce Frost Houston, TE USA
Dear Graham Family, I grew up in Liberty Co., TX and was the eldest of four children. However, I was very s...

One Boy Looking For The Creator

Chad West Clintwood, VA USA
God bless you Billy Graham Family for giving up each other's time for the anointed calling in your lives. I li...

Seeds Sown

Doug Lynn Thornville, OH USA
I was a boy of 14 or so when the Billy Graham Crusade came to Columbus, Ohio. I went with the local church you...


Denise Roberts Portland, OR USA
Hello Dr. Graham: I I am a liberal Christian, and yes. You have had a huge impact on me. Not only do I r...

On my knees in Philly...

Stephen Melniczak Philadelphia, PA USA
Happy Birthday Billy! My birthday is November 8, 1941 - my real birthday is July 25th, 1970. That's the day I ...

Once was enough!

Thelma Swims Bartlett, IL USA
I would like to share my story. I am an African American female and my name is Thelma. I grew up in a small to...

You Planted The Seeds

Anthony Estatico Yonkers, NY USA
Dear Bro. Graham: Greetings in the Name of our Lord & Savior Jesus Chist. I was first introduced to ...

A Day In the Life of a Junior Counselor

Dick Syfrett Lakeland, FL USA
In the summer of 1965, I was a Junior Counselor at Camp Ridgecrest in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. The staffer...

What a message!

Michigan, USA
I grew up watching Billy Graham on TV - What a message! A message that never changed! Jesus Loves Me!

Maria Jernigan Yorktown, VA USA
Dear Billy, I have read so many of your wonderfully God-inspired books and always enjoyed them. I always felt ...

My Remberance of Bill and Ruth

Michael Boone ,
I was Rev. Graham's stylist for 11 years in Asheville and have the deepest respect for not only his spiritual ...

My Future Husband

pamela bjorkman Vero Beach, FL USA
In the 1960's my family attended the Billy Graham Crusade at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It was one of ...

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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