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R Lewis ,
In 1974, during one of Billy Graham's TV crusades, I accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I b...
 

He Brings Glory to Jesus

Margo Mills Hurst, TX USA
I was honored to be a counselor in a crusade in Houston, TX in the 70's not too long after becoming a Christia...
 

What a message!

Michigan, USA
I grew up watching Billy Graham on TV - What a message! A message that never changed! Jesus Loves Me!
 

Changed direction..

Colleen Humphreys Eltham, Victoria Australia
On Friday 9 November 2007 the ABC on their program ‘Can We Help?' replied to a viewer's question about t...
 
Collette Eisen Batavia, OH USA
Dearest Billy, I want to let you know how much your stadium appearance touched my life and the life of my c...
 

Texas Stadium

Deb Vincent Dallas, Texas
I have had the pleasure of seeing Billy Graham twice when he was in the Dallas area. The last time was at Texa...
 

I THANK JESUS CHRIST

Ivette Woods Jersey City, NJ USA
Hi brother...God bless you. I thank God for your life. I thank God for keeping you, guiding you and teaching y...
 

You Are Loved

Teresa Carroll Louisville, KY US
I am a 49 year old mother of 1 son (22). I was a rebel. My experience with Billy has to do with his openess to...
 

A Family United

linda hildreth Arden Hills, MN USA
I was pretty much raised in a Pentecostal church by two loving Christian parents. My mother was a war bride fr...
 
Nye Allen Matthews, MA USA
My Dad, Walter Allen, of Rock Hill, SC had a neat opportunity as a counselor at one of Billy Graham's Crusades...
 

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...
 

Film Ministry

Jim Murray Dayton, TX USA
Thank you Dr. Graham, for the "Restless Ones"& "For Pete's Sake". I pastored churches in both Abilene Texa...
 

Vicki Hall Parkersburg, WV USA
I am writing to thank Rev. Graham for his life and commitment to the Gospel. My husband was saved in a crusade...
 

Jesus--

Patrick Tighe ,
Dear Friends, I used to think that Billy Graham, like many other evangelists, was a counterfeit. However, I...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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 ...
 

With Gratitude & Blessings!

Judy Prangnell Hay River, NT Canada
Dear Dr Billy Graham! It is with much gratitude and joy my husband Ron & I pass on blessings in the ful...
 

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...
 

Age 8 and the Television Crusades

Annie New Port Richey, FL, United States
My grandmother was staying with my family so Mom could work. She enjoyed watching the television crusades. Thi...
 

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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