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A Pastor's View

Steven Todd Colorado Springs, CO United States
I had the privilege of serving as a pastor / counselor supervisor in the 1987 Denver Crusade, my first time to...
 

Happy Birthday!

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

Bendecido!!!

leobardo antonio pineda Juárez, México
Dios ha usado a nuestro hermano Billy para motivacion al contemplar como nuestro Senor Jesucristo, lo usa a mi...
 

Kids sure are smart!

Lydia Warner Lyons, IN USA
My father, mother, brother and I were watching the 1982 Billy Graham Crusade on TV. At the end of the program,...
 
Becky Block North Bend, WA USA
It is with pleasure that I share my story. When I was five-years-old, in 1961-62, I attended a Billy Graham cr...
 

BLOCKED IN MY CLOSET

Maria Parker Orlando, Fl USA
BLOCKED IN THE CLOSET At the age of 2 years old my parents divorced and in 1962 the father NEVER got custody ...
 
Raul Quintana San Sebastian, PR
I wish I could be like or imitate Billy Graham. This is what I used to say when I was younger, then I realized...
 
Esteban Egea Plano, TX USA
I have watched Billy Graham's crusades on television many times, and have his small book "Hope for Every Day: ...
 

AS A CHILD

BRENDA PIERCE Asheboro, NC USA
WHEN I WAS ABOUT 8, I WOULD LISTEN TO BILLY GRAHAM ON TV. I GREW TO LOVE THE WORD OF GOD AND READ IT FOR MYSEL...
 

Saved at age 12

Jose Ruiz Allentown, PA USA
At age 12 back in 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio, new to this land of liberty, still learning to speak English, I got...
 

From a Freight Dock

Karen Hood Fresno, CA USA
As a young woman, age 19 or 20, I worked at McClellan Air Force Base, in Sacramento, California, as a clerk ty...
 

Mucho Gracias from South of the Border

Maria Ortiz , Mexico
Thank You for your dedication and the sacrifice that You and your family made for all of us...I thank God for ...
 

Dale Boroviak Lansing, IL USA
I got saved in 1967 or 68 as a result of reading Dr. Graham's wonderful book "World Aflame". His Decision maga...
 

My Testimony

Ken Tinkham Eureka, California
  I was a senior in high school in 1970. I was one of the few “long haired” kids at school. I was ...
 

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...
 

Grace and Love

Marian Dirks Duluth, MN USA
In the summer of 1961, my husband, Bill, and I were asked by my cousin to go to a Billy Graham Crusade at the ...
 

Evelyn Miriam , NYC Toyko Japan
I was there in 1957 in New York's Madison Square Garden, sitting on the left of a row on the main floor, almos...
 

thank you

tommy caviness Clinton, OK USA
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BILLY FOR ALL THE YEARS OF SERVHE TOUCH MY AUNT AND MY FAMILY GREATLEYCES
 

Walking The Aisle

Calvin Jones Ironton, MO USA
My family plays gospel music. My sisters wrote a song called, "The Road To Calvary" as a result of the many ti...
 

Vicki Jubala Glendale, AR USA
Thank you Billy! I remember as a teen watching you on T.V. I always liked the altar call at the end of the pro...
 

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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