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Marsha Prince huntington, WV USA
Where do I start? I cannot think of another man of God on this earth that I have more respect for. I was raise...

My Jim's Salvation

Carolyn Hassan Oklahoma City, OK USA
I have been a Christian since I was 7 years old. I was saved at a Southern Baptist Revival in a tiny town call...
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...

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...
Jill Butler Forrest, VA USA
Thank you Ruth and Billy for your unselfish giving of your lives to teach others of the great love of Jesus Ch...

The Holy Spirit and the Teens

Morgan Dendler Windsor, NY USA
My wife and I were sitting in the nose bleed section of the Carrier dome in Syracuse NY when Billy was doing h...

Billy Saved my Life!

COLLEEN BARNARD Comstock Park, Plainfield Township, MI
In mid 1975 I was 5 months pregnant, back with my mother and looking to get a divorce started. I was in an awf...

America's Pastor

Johnnie Britton Memphis, TN USA
I never got to go to one of your crusades and I have never met you. Yet you seemed to know me. Thank you Ti...

Man of God

William Perry Tucson, AZ USA
I wish that there were more men like Billy Graham in the world, it would be such a great place to live. I star...

Waling the sawdust trail

Linda Brown Saint Paris, OH USA
I was a young teenager and was at church camp at Winona Lake, Indiana. There was a Billy Sunday Tabernacle the...

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....

Good and Faithful Servant

Deborah Griffith Lexington, KY USA
As an 8 year-old girl, I remember walking the sidewalk to the Indianapolis 1959 Billy Graham Crusade through t...


Mrs. Bonnie Knight Plant City, FL USA
Hello, I have been a Christian since 1980. And, sometimes after that I heard about Billy Graham. I remember o...

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 ...

Thru Your Workers

Dollie Canfield Guthrie, OK USA
During your Houston Crusade (aprox'63) after the message, my twin sister Barbara (Groom, at the time) & my...

Thank you, Billy

Debbie Pulford ,
Thank you Billy and Ruth for committing to God and believing His Word by faith. The lives that you have touche...

Jo-Nyla Hockaday ,
WOW!! There is so much I could say about Reverend Billy Graham. I grew up watching the Billy Graham Crusades u...


Bradley Hester Birmingham, AL USA
My mother was led to Christ while watching a Billy Graham crusade on tv. A few days later she publicly gave he...

The Love of Jesus

Sharon Brunk Harrisonburg, VA USA
The Sunday my father-in-law took us to Griffith Stadium to hear you, Billy, was quite different for me. I was ...

Restored at Last

Lawry Wootton Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
I was a gang leader at the age of 19yrs. I wanted so desperately to find God yet didnt know how to go about it...

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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