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Billy sowed the seed in me

Michael Baingana Kampala, Uganda Uganda
As a Ugandan University student in London UK, in 1984, I had the fortune to hear Billy Graham preach the gospe...

Since Way Back When...

Priscilla TAN Fresno, CA USA
Stacks of "Decision" magazine sat somewhere in the small drugstore in our home in Indonesia. It was the 1970s....

My Sonya

Cheryl Lambert Roseboro, NC USA
It was September 21, 1980, a day much like today here in North Carolina, when I heard a loud knock on my back ...
Debbie Thomason Hobbs, NM USA
  I can remember listening to Billy Graham when I was a small child. My parents watched him on the T.V...

Thank You

John Bergsing ,
Rather than posting a long story I just want to thank you, Billy, for your uncompromising devotion to the L...

Twice Blessed

Linda Wales Mt. Vernon, WA USA
Billy Graham came to our town when I was s young girl. I went forward at the crusade, which was held at the Ra...

What a man

Dereke Bruce Taichung, Taiwan
Hi there, My Mum and dad took me to a Billy Graham Crusade when I was about 7 or 8 years old, in Auckland N...

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 ...

Thanks Indirectly

Denise Hamilton , USA
Hi, I am not a direct result of one of your crusades, although I watched them on TV as a child with my granmo...

My Grandma's Wisdom

Herb Hook Hilton Head Island, SC USA
Dear Billy, When I was a young man and visiting my grandmother in Kansas City she took me to your crusade t...

Born Again

Judith Buchanan Germantown, MD USA
I want to share my story of how God used the faithful preaching of Billy Graham to introduce me to a relations...

God's Reminder and Blessing

Debbbie Linn Norman, OK USA
I was a volunteer at this crusade. I don't remember what my official title was. I guess that I was an escort...

Billy Graham!! What a servant of God

Johnny Little Coral Springs, FL USA
Here is a man who has been listed by LIFE as one of hundred most respected person in history, here is a man wh...

What a blessing!

Shirley Harrison Salisbury, MD USA
Dear Rev. Graham, You have been a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. You have given your life to him, but he g...

Thank you Jesus and Billy Graham

Margie Haase Anaheim, CA, United States
I had been raised in a family that had never talked about God. Never went to church, nothing. I simply had nev...

Gena Hood Canton, GA USA
I've never gotten to meet you, although I did get to attend one of your crusades a few years ago. I do not hav...

Growing up with a Godly mother

Trish Mitchell Webster, NY USA
I want to thank you for your many years of service to the Lord and your faithfulness in teaching others. I gre...

Wanda Tellechea Tamarac, FL USA
My Mother will be with our Lord 2 years July 8th this year. She loved the Graham's, every time Billy was going...

Saved On The Forty Yard Line

Jackie Belt Rockwall, TX USA
I accepted Jesus Christ as my saviour at Alamo Stadium in June 1968. A place where I played high school footba...

Your Passion Inspired Me

Irene Batebe Entebbe Municipality, Central Region, Uganda
I have been watching the Billy Graham series on LTV in Uganda every sunday night. I am grateful that God chose...

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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