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New Creation in Christ

Rachel Martinez Robinson Yorktown, TX USA
My name is Rachel Martinez Robinson. As a child I was brought up in a Christian home, but I did not make a dec...
 

Planted Seeds

Cynthia Carney Jenks, OK USA
When I was a little girl growing up in Arkansas... family of 6 children...my mother used to watch the Billy Gr...
 

Day by Day with Billy Graham

Malcolm Duke Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
After watching a T.V. crusade in 1976, I ordered a free copy of the book DAY by DAY WITH BILLY GRAHAM. This wa...
 

MY DAD

Rev. Michael J. Hahn Clifton, NJ USA
I WAS A ROMAN DISFUNCTIONAN,MY DAD WAS WATCHING BILLY ON TV.BEING A CATHOLIC HE SAID I SEEN HIM LIVE IN PATERS...
 

Gentle Guidance

Mike Levelle Vermilion, OH, United States
In January 1975 I had made a commitment to follow Jesus, yet knew that I needed some guidance. I had grown up ...
 

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...
 
R Lewis ,
In 1974, during one of Billy Graham's TV crusades, I accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I b...
 
Amber Frye Winchester, VA USA
Dear Dr. Graham, I want to offer my deepest sympathy for losing your dearest Ruth. I know that you have lost y...
 

Thank you, Billy!

Cheryl Corey Austin, MN USA
I just finished watching one of your telecasts from 1985. The crusade messages then were just as meaningful in...
 

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...
 

Saved

Shirley Hanes Alden, NY USA
I was flipping through the TV channels to see what was on. I heard you speaking and decided to listen. I was r...
 

Wade Mauck Lancaster, PA USA
Billy's crusades where a part of the confirming process for me as a new born again believer. When I hear his v...
 

A Shared Birthday with Billy Graham!

Janette Cole Wood Lake, MN USA
Billy Graham, both of my parents and I all share the same birthday, November 7th! In fact, my Dad was born in ...
 

Better Late Than Never!

Franklin Kirksey Spanish Fort, AL USA
Better Late Than Never! By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey In September 1993, at the conclusion of my first sermon...
 

I'm now an agnostic

Hadin Palacios seattle, wa usa
I now am an agnostic. 99% of me doesn't know if God exists, and rejects such belief on the basis of the incomp...
 

Amsterdam 2000

Joe Diaz Tacoma, WA USA
I had the priveledge of being invited to attend the Amsterdam 2000 in Amsterdam, Netherlands in the Summer of ...
 

Mary Jane Nielsen Lincoln, NE USA
I was 9 years old when my family attended Expo 72 in Texas. When I came home I wrote a poem for Billy Graham. ...
 

Thankful for Peace with God

Don Burns Phoenix, Arizona
My grandmother was a wonderful Christian woman who died when I was 7 years old. I went to church off and on wh...
 

Dear Mr. Graham....

LInda Eddy Thompsons Station, TN USA
My mom told me this story one day. When I was a little girl, old enough to write, I did something very unusual...
 

The Greatest Modern Servant for the Lord

Cleveland, Ohio
Rev. Graham, I had the privilege to attend a crusade at the old municipal stadium and it was an unforgettable ...
 

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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