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One Boy Looking For The Creator

Chad West Clintwood, VA USA
God bless you Billy Graham Family for giving up each other's time for the anointed calling in your lives. I li...
 

The God-Shaped Void

Robert Martin Valdosta, GA USA
Billy Graham, borrowing from St. Augustine, frequently refers to a "God-shaped void" in the human heart. For a...
 

I'm now an agnostic

Hadin Palacios seattle, wa usa
I now am an agnostic. 99% of me doesn't know if God exists, and rejects such belief on the basis of the incomp...
 

Thanks for the Movies!

Mary Ann McGuire Scranton, PA USA
I knew about the crusades, but never could sit through one. I went to see a movie with friends during my fresh...
 

Scrambled Eggs

Jan Indiana
After divorce and remarriage to unbeliever, I was suffering from the guilt of divorce and being unequally yoke...
 

Saved

Murray Sadler , Canada
Thanks to Billy I was saved in my early teens.Thank you Billy,see you in paradise.
 

How I Was Saved

raymond henson Pedicure Pigeon Forge Tennessee, Parkway, Sevierville, TN, United States
I am now 82 years old. In 1961 at the age of 31, I accidentally tuned in to one of your telecasts and heard th...
 
Teresa Mock Richmond Hill, GA USA
During the free-spirited summer of 1969, at the y...
 

Billy Graham - A Man After God's Own Heart

Shannon Montague Austin, TX USA
I have been blessed through the years as I've watched the Billy Graham crusades, and count it a privilege to h...
 

You Saved My Marriage

T F Stillwater, OK United States
I am telling this story for my mother. My mom and dad were going thru a difficult time. My dad had been unfait...
 

My Story...

Beverly Bahret Toledo, OH USA
I want to say thank you to Mr.Graham. My life was forever changed at age 10 (43 years ago) as I sat in front o...
 

Always wanted to attend your crusade

Veronica Joseph Bridgeport, CT USA
I was a little girl from the small island of Dominica in the West Indies. I used to listen to your preaching o...
 

Becky Jensen Ellensburg, WA USA
Just a quick note to thank you Mr. and Mrs. Graham for all of the hundreds or thousands of people you have sha...
 

Judy Hazard Highland, MI USA
Dear Mr. Graham:. I heard you speak in Detroit, Michigan when I was a teenager. I gave my heart to Jesus at yo...
 

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...
 

Carolyn Curtis Dover, FL USA
In 1960 someone handed me a book with testimonies of some of the people who had been saved at a Billy Graham C...
 

thank you

tommy caviness Clinton, OK USA
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BILLY FOR ALL THE YEARS OF SERVHE TOUCH MY AUNT AND MY FAMILY GREATLEYCES
 

Thank you

Carol Elliott lithonia, ga USA
Dear Dr. Billy Graham. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for allowing God to use you over the air w...
 

thank you

Suzanne Franklin Charleston, SC USA
I have never been to a Billy Graham Crusade, but I have always admired Billy Graham and his family and just th...
 

Saved through Billy in 1963

Ruthann Piranio Canyon Lake, TX USA
Dear Billy, I thank God for you every day. You have been in my thought and prayers everyday for a very long...
 

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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