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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 ...

Coming Home..

Melinda Looney Abingdon, VA USA
Growing up in an Air Force family, I was always moving and therefore had no church home. The air base held a S...


Diana Richardson Clarksville, TN USA
Mr. Graham, how can one just say thank-you to you? Your acceptance of your calling, your gift from our Lord of...

My Greatest Challenge

Roger Duck Houston, TX USA
I'm nine years younger than Billy and have loved and prayed for him since his first cursade. I seminary I reme...
Diane Zehnder Bellevue, WA USA
Dr. Graham Thank you for being an unchanging, constant, humble servant of God, and an example of God's love...


Maria Parker Orlando, Fl USA
BLOCKED IN THE CLOSET At the age of 2 years old my parents divorced and in 1962 the father NEVER got custody ...

A Seed of Faith

Brenda Thompson Warren, MI USA
I wanted to tell my story, because at the age of 8 years old Pastor Graham planted the first real seed of fait...

Translation from English to Filipino of the book

Pastor Luis Mendez San Leandro, California USA
INVITATION (Mula sa aklat na: Billy Graham and the Lives that Touched) By Boz and Aram Tchividjian Grand ch...
Claudine Loyd Markham, Ill USA
Dear Dr. Billy Graham: While I have never had the opportunity to attend a Billy Graham Crusade,work with th...

Thanks Brother Graham

Pauline Hart Yankeetown, FL USA
I never got to go see him in person. I use to watch him on tv as a child then as an adult. If he was on I was ...

My wife..Norma

Adolfo Juiel Idaho Falls, ID USA
Norma was not a Christian, but I was in love with her. I had been asking God to give me a help mate, that love...

Billy Graham saved my life..well Jesus did but through Billy Graham

Stacy Carney St. Paul, MN USA
When I was 13 I went to a Billy Graham crusade and accepted Christ. Now I am 25 years old and realize that acc...

My Son is waiting for me in Heaven

Jean Godfrey Carrollton, GA USA
My Son, Clayton, was 14 years old when he was watching a Billy Graham Crusade in his bedroom. He later came ou...

My Faith Journey

L. P New Brunswick, Canada
I just wanted to share that Mr Graham has been one of God's greatest instruments in my faith journey. I rememb...

Chris Armfield Greer, SC USA
I met Billy and Ruth about 15 years ago when I began to date their granddaughter Jerushah who is their eldest ...

A Testimony a Child Can Understand

Glenna Jackson Houston, TX USA
The Astrodome was a few years old and it was my first time inside. But what thrilled me was the simple message...

I Thank God For ....

Jaye Tidwell Leesburg, FL USA
When I wasn't even a Christian, occasionally I watched your crusades on TV. I did not grow up in a Christian h...

Cheryl Rickards North Brunswick, NJ USA
Billy Graham has set a standard of excellence for holding an evangelistic crusade. He has taught me that preac...

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...

Time with the Grahams

Dot Knuckles Bradenton, FL
In the mid 80's my husband and I attended a Kiwanis convention in Orlando. Our guest speaker was Rev. Billy Gr...

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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