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Larry G Shelton , USA
I gave my life to Jesus at a Billy Graham Crusade when I was 10. As a Senior Pastor for the last 24 years I ha...
 

Thank You Billy

Sharon Hails Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
My grandparents watched you faithfully on TV as I was growing up. I continued the tradition and when my son wa...
 

Integrity

Jenny Johnson Riverside, TX USA
Having been raised us in the turbulant 60's I saw first hand many, many young people who rejected God and dest...
 

I remember

Sandra Cash Oak Island, Brunswick Canada
I can remember when I was a little girl and we would sit around the radio and listen to Billy Graham preach. W...
 
Jim Fisher CHARLESTON, SC USA
I met Dr. Graham a pre-meeting with other pastor's in Jacksonville, Florida. This was in 1960. What an impact ...
 

Youth For Christ

Daniel Love Liberty, MO USA
Dear Mr graham Thanks I know that your reward is in heaven an im sure you will be right next to apostle paul y...
 

Billy....You Inspired Me

Drew Pendley Alpharetta, GA USA
I have been a Christian for quite a long time. I'm 21 years old, and have been listening and watching the Bill...
 
Linda Parker Ranlo, NC USA
First of all I would like to say our thoughts and prayers go out to Rev. Graham and all the Graham family. Whe...
 

Life's Added Blessings

Alice Driskell Otsego, MN USA
It was my honor to work with the BGEA located in Minneapolis MN -- from 1986 to 1991 ... most of the time ther...
 

Job well done my good & faithful servant!

Nancy Guillen Miami, FL USA
I am not sure of the exact year and age, however, I will never forget the night Billy Graham allowed the Lord ...
 

One Boy Looking For The Creator

Chad West Clintwood, VA USA
God bless you Billy Graham Family for giving up each other's time for the anointed calling in your lives. I li...
 

Generations.....

W John Lewis Castalia, NC USA
It was right after World War 2 when Billy came to England for a crusade. My Dad and Mom heard about the crusad...
 

Your final gift to Rosemary

Ruth Blewett Otsego, WI, United States
I was 10 when my mother died of cancer. My father worked for you, and your crusades were my introduction to so...
 

I was there..in Los Angeles in 1949

Jean Livesay Deltona, FL USA
I was living in Los Angeles in 1949 and read in the LA Times that a young evangelist named Billy Graham was ho...
 

Saved as a Child

Mary Campbell Fabius, NY USA
I was saved as a ten year old child after watching the Billy Graham movie "Two a Penny" at a movie theater in ...
 

Phil Donohue Show Oct. 18 1979

Carol MacFarland Marietta Ga
It was my birthday. I was a Jewish girl and I turned on the Phil Donohue Show. Billy Graham was being intervie...
 

Windsor Bauders Media, PA USA
When I think of Billy Graham I think of all the pictures that I've seen over the years. His tall stature, deep...
 

Joined a friend

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

Becky Jensen Ellensburg, WA USA
Just a quick note to thank you Mr. and Mrs. Graham for all of the hundreds or thousands of people you have sha...
 

Do you want to take second best? *picture added*

Wendy Bryce Penticton, B.C. Canada
    I was about 10 or 13years old. The crusade was broadcast on television back in the late '5...
 

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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