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jeremy leopold , usa
I had been a career criminal for about 2/3 of my 29 years. A drug addict, thief, and drug dealer for almost 18...
 
Teresa Mock Richmond Hill, GA USA
During the free-spirited summer of 1969, at the y...
 

God's Faithful Pursuit of Me..using Billy Graham

Candace Harris Mechanicsburg, PA USA
I was raised in a Christian home. In fact, I am the the fourth generation of reborn Christians. However, somet...
 

In The Presence of Greatness

C.O. Gaskins Buford, GA USA
Rev. Billy Graham has been a household name in my home for as long as I can recall. I grew up on a farm in Sou...
 

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...
 

A life worth Saving

Theresa Jacksom New York, NY USA
I first was introduced to Rev. Billy Graham at the age of 17 years of age while channel surfing one night. At...
 

You paved my way

betty mccormack Lorain, OH USA
I was 11 years old my church went to the "Billy Graham Crusade" I was excited and had never been to the stadiu...
 

My hero!!

Pam Hahn Moneta, VA
I wasn't saved under Billy Graham's ministry, but as a little girl I can remember my father, Bill Allen, refer...
 

Feel God's Love

Bonnie Smith Fort Wayne, IN USA
I have always been a Christian. Billy and Ruth Graham have meant so much to me all these years. They have both...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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...
 

Heartstrings

Gordon Smith Coon Rapids, MN USA
In 1972 I went to Dallas, Tx from Idaho, for Explo'72 and Billy spoke there- asking for college students to vo...
 

Linda Mohr ,
I can remember when I was a little girl; my Dad and I would watch Billy preach on the TV. Dad would not go to ...
 

Bobby Jarvis Memphis, TN USA
I can remember when Billy Graham came to Memphis, TN for a Crusade. I was still what I considered, little. I w...
 

From Russia to Faith in Jesus

Ellen Bayles Kenmore, WA USA
My Parents both escaped out of Russia separately with their families into Iran in the '30s and later met and w...
 

Zachariah King Evansville, IN
I grew up watching videos of your crusades and it was then that I knew I was called to be in the ministry. I h...
 

My Father

Keith Evans Oakville, IN
In May of 2002, my father passed away at the age of 79 years old. He lived a full wonderful life, and knew our...
 

2 crusades

Alice Findell ,
The first crusade in KCMO was about 1968. I went forward but I thought I was ready for heaven. I was not, but ...
 

Billy

Jack Hu coconutcreek, florida united states
I heard so much about you Billy that convinces me to want to meet you face to face in person. Your great grand...
 

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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