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My Savior,

Vida Shuey Delaware, OH USA
Dear Pastor B. Graham, On March of 2006, I was watching tv on one of your crusades that took place in 1972....
 

God's humble servant

Kevin Gilbert Lexington, KY USA
It seems as if Billy has always been with us. It is because he has spoken The Word of God with humility and po...
 

One Night Changed Our Lives Forever

Elaine Reeves Las Cruces, NM USA
Dear Billy, I hope it's okay to call you Billy. Although we have never met, I feel like you are a great fri...
 

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 ...
 
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...
 
Karl Rhodes Aurora, CO USA
  I was raised in the Methodist church from when I was a preschooler. But I never really had any idea ...
 
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...
 
Martha McCullough Irvine, IN USA
Thank you Billy and Ruth Graham for being so devoted to God's call in your lives that you have influenced mill...
 

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...
 
Wanda Tellechea Tamarac, FL USA
My Mother will be with our Lord 2 years July 8th this year. She loved the Graham's, every time Billy was going...
 

Thank you Billy Graham! *albo

Allie Bernier Saint Paul, MN USA
Among the millions that have come to the Lord as a result of a Billy Graham Crusade, I am only one but the imp...
 

Inspirado Milhares de Brasileiros

Jefferson Sales Peixoto undefined
Apesar de não está no Maracanã em Outubro 1974, foi marcante sua vinda ao nosso país., e sua mensagens ain...
 

One of my fondest childhood memories...

Linda Knight Lakeland, TN USA
One of my fondest childhood memories was when all of the family would stop and gather around the T.V. set (it ...
 

Scott Wright Mount Holly, NC USA
Dear Rev. Graham, First of all, I send sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. I can't imagine the loss...
 

Debbie Thomason Hobbs, NM USA
  I can remember listening to Billy Graham when I was a small child. My parents watched him on the T.V...
 

God bless you

Charles King Durban, kzn South Africa
Thank you Billy and your precious wife Ruth for sacrificing so much to spread the word of God.
 

Always Believed

Diane Knowlton Maine
When I was a little girl, every Sunday night when I went into visit my grandmother (who I loved & miss dea...
 

We Met the Lord in 1959

Marion and Peter Huggett Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Dear Billy, Thank you for coming to Melbourne Australia in 1959. That was the start of both me and my husba...
 

From Blanket to Blessings

Jerry Garrard Atlantic Beach, FL
When I was 2 years old my mother and father took me to A Billy Graham Crusade in Augusta, Ga. I don't remember...
 

Cortney Browning Holly, MI USA
I have to say that for some time I was born-again and one weekend, I went to your daughter Anne Graham's "Just...
 

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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