Submit Your Story

The Stories

most popular most recent Sort by:
Christina Cravens Sacramento, CA USA
Hi my name is Christina, I have watched many of Billy Graham Crusades. I have always enjoyed watching his m...

Men God Used in My Life

Patrick Rundle New Holland, PA USA
Thank you Billy for your faithfulnes to God and His Word.I am walking with God because of how you both did you...
Naomi Iserman Onamia, MN USA
I had just moved from Paradise California, to Laramie Wyoming in 1976. I was unwed with a brand new baby. I wa...

The Call to Evangelism

Sherryl Zaske Brooklyn Park, MN USA
Dear Billy, Thank you first of all for being faithful to the call of God on your life. As you preached to t...

My Coming to Christ

Zach Tennessee
I was raised by my mother who was mostly non religious but was taken to church by my grandmother who helped br...

New Life In Christ

Lillian Nelson Cleveland, Ohio
I had always loved the Lord and went to church, and I liked singing the songs, but did not know I needed to gi...

A Tribute

Carol (Shipper) Barr Ormond Beach, FL USA
I have many memories from my childhood of sitting in front of the TV and listening to many of your crusades. B...

Learned as a child

Colette Turner Cleveland, OH USA
My grandmother raised me, and to be honest it wasn't the best of situations. I didn't have the usual grandma i...

(pic added from author)

J Paul Moore Leawood, KS USA
In 1952, my mother divorced her first husband, an alcoholic, gambling, womanizer. Her daughter was one year ol...
Tommy Olive San Angelo, TX USA
It was the summer of '63 and I was thirteen and home alone that night. I turned on the TV and a live crusade w...

Taylor's Miracle

Gwen Watson Fargo, ND USA
Hi my name is Gwen Watson. I want to share my story with you about my family and how Billy Graham touched our ...

Billy Graham

Charyse Kirby Lexington, KY USA
I never made it to any crusades but I loved watching you on tv. My mother and I loved hearing the choir sing J...


Julianne Chaney Birmingham, AL USA
I was only 12 or 13 when I was singing in the choir that year, and the Crusade had come to Birmingham, Alabama...

Jay Robert Shauberger Liberty, NJ USA
I don't know much about the Grahams, yet I do know one great story that has impacted my life and that sticks w...

God's love

Donald BAGBY Macon, NC USA
My wife died recently, I asked God to let her speak to me from heaven. He did, she did. She said itisnice...

Man of God

Valerie Oneil Oswego, NY USA
Thank you Billy Graham. I am a 59 yr old widow and i have a great faith. I am a Christian Catholic and your wo...

Jason's conversion

Malinda Smith Benton, AR USA
I took my three children to a crusade in Little Rock, Arkansas when my son, Jason was 9 or 10 years old. Jason...

Gary Wildt ,
Thank You Billy for all the years you have spoke to me through the Word of God and for always remaining the sa...

Mary Stronach San Diego, CA USA
I sat in my apartment, alone... very alone. I was in the Army for 3 years with a great deal of health problems...

Accepting Christ at the Movies...

Elizabeth Partida San Juan Capistrano, CA USA
My sister and I attended a showing of the movie presented by Billy Graham Ministry "A Time To Run" in 1972. Be...

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

back to the top of Thank You Billy