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Joined a friend

catherine meilleur Watertown, NY USA
Billy had spoken and made the alter friend felt she was called to go forward, so as not to lose each...

My sister-in-law Judy....

Jackie Dion Livermore, ME USA
Dear Billy, What a great treat and honor to be able to tell you my story. However, my story is not really m...
Terric Bedford Shreveport, LA USA
I grew up listening to Mr. Graham on TV.As a little girl I would be glued to the TV everytime he came on. Have...

Indonesian Witness...

Mangapul Sagala Jakarta, Indonesia
Dear Billy Graham. I am Rev. Mangapul Sagala, from Jakarta, Indonesia. I would like to saya to you that I am ...

The Secret of Happiness

Pam Ousley Tallahassee, FL USA
In 1969 or 1970, at the age of 13 or 14, I read a book written by Billy Graham. As I read that book, I came to...

The Ripple effects

Margy Milleer Rochester, NY USA
My parents and my uncle took our (Windsor, NY)youth group to the NYC crusade in 1959. When we walked in I coul...

God's Servant

Gail Nicholas Basking Ridge, NJ USA
I have always believed that Dr. Graham is an anointed servant of the Most High God. God's people; all of us ha...
Tony Smith Romeo, MI USA
I am so grateful to my grandmother and Billy Graham's ministry. As a child I observed my grandmother watching ...
Keith Hobgood Roxboro, NC USA
My grandparents, parents and myself have sat aroung the TV watching Billy Graham crusades. The impact the crus...

A Man Of God

Bro. James Bryant Snellville, GA USA
I've been inspired for many years by such a man of God (Billy Graham) heaven is truly smiling on you! I pray t...

Happy Birthday Billy

John Browne Bermuda Dunes, Calif. USA
I accepted the LORD after reading your book World Aflame on February the 5th,1971. Later I ushered for one of...

The Journey

Sindhu P.K Washington DC, Virginia USA
When i heared the man i loved the most was cheating on me for last few months and i came to know it from that ...

growing up

Eula V Graham Oakland, California United States
My name is Eula Graham I am from Oakland, California, I am not the Eula Graham that has sumitted a story befor...

Jim Bodsworth San Salvador, El Salvador

Christian Farmer *pictures added*

Alexander Sloane Savernake, NSW Australia
As a young farm lad I loved to listen to Billy Graham's ˜Hour of Decision' on the radio. I remember sitting i...

From Darkness into Light

Lynne Chandler Zagreb, Croatia
My name is Lynne Chandler and I am an American currently living in the country of Croatia. I would like to sha...

His ministry made a huge difference in my life

Nancy Davis Grand Rapids, MI, United States
I truly believe I am a Christian today because of Billy Graham's ministry, and am so thankful! Back in 1948 my...

Tommy Olive San Angelo, TX USA
It was the summer of '63 and I was thirteen and home alone that night. I turned on the TV and a live crusade w...

Huge Impact

Terri King Whiteville, NC USA
When I was 9 years old, I accepted Christ while watching Billy Graham on TV. Mama said that after that I tugge...

Herb's Amazing Transformation

Ron Wipf Minneapolis, MN USA
In 1965 on a cold winter Sunday night, my uncle Herb was watching one of your crusades on TV. His wife had gon...

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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