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My grandmother

Joanne Crosby Gray, ME USA
Our family has always watched the crusades on TV throughout the years and greatly benefited from them. My only...
 

one more in heaven

Mary G. , USA
Like so many others, Jesus Christ reached into my heart through Billy's faithful proclamation of the Gospel...
 

Somebody Honest

Lara Gravenor Parkrand Boksburg, Gauteng South Africa
An evangelist who doesn't steal the vast amounts of money that people donate to him but puts himself on a norm...
 

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...
 

A Man of Integrity

Harry Coetsee Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
I have had the utmost respect for Billy, as he is a man that has had no "incidents" in his life. Thank you Bil...
 

God's Imagination

John Gibson Miller Tulsa, OK USA
Dear Billy: I would presume to call you by your first name, not for lack of the deepest regard and gratitude,...
 

Thank you Jesus and Billy Graham

Margie Haase Anaheim, CA, United States
I had been raised in a family that had never talked about God. Never went to church, nothing. I simply had nev...
 

God bless the Grahams

Dennis Christian New York, NY
I thank God for Billy Graham and all of his family home. Thank God for his works. I consider him as a prophet ...
 

The Three Bills

Doty Wagner North East, PA USA
In 1957, I went to NYC with my mother, my brother, and my grandmother. My grandmother was having a cancer oper...
 
Sandi Galasinski Blue Eye, MO USA
When I was 14 years old, I went to a Billy Graham Crusade for Christ at Anaheim Stadium. That was the beginnin...
 

From Mocker to Child of God

Mark North Montague, NJ USA
I can remember when I was a child watching Billy Graham either early in the morning on Sunday or late at night...
 

Thanks for Your Ministry

Carolyn Carter Chicago, IL
My parents took my brother Arnold and I to the Billy Graham crusade as children. But I remember even as a chil...
 

My story about Rev. Billy Graham

Carol PA and LA
I have written on this site before. I started watching Mr. Graham when I was a child as my mom watched it and...
 

Hindhu GOD rejection

Tinu Patel Browns Mills, NJ USA
I am the worst of all sinners. I knew about jesus since 1992 and even accepted him back then. I didn't know th...
 

The Great Interruption

Gloria Mendez Holland, MI USA
I was born in Chicago in 1952 to parents who arrived recently arrived from Puerto Rico in 1951. My parents wer...
 

HOLY !

joseph rogers conroe, tx US
I AM JOSEPH I ATTEND A Southern Baptist Church here in Conroe,TX. West Conroe Baptist my pastor is James Gross...
 

When We Were Little

Kathy Skalbeck Los Lunas, NM USA
When we were little, my mom used to make my sister and I take a bath on Saturday nights so that we would be ni...
 

Thank YOU

Stephen Fair Canal Winchester, OH USA
Dr. Graham, I wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you. I was saved at 19 at a campmeeting in Ohio, ...
 

An Open Letter of Thanks...

Lynn Mosher Louisville, KY USA
Dear Dr. Graham, My name is Lynn Mosher. My spiritual destiny was set in motion when my Christian parents t...
 

Was Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Now Everything!

Helen MacDonald Rupert, ID USA
TOTAL fear swatted me completely. In a second's time. Fear of everything entered me. Age 22. Alone, at home...
 

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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