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Tony Smith Romeo, MI USA
I am so grateful to my grandmother and Billy Graham's ministry. As a child I observed my grandmother watching ...
 

My Faith Journey

L. P New Brunswick, Canada
I just wanted to share that Mr Graham has been one of God's greatest instruments in my faith journey. I rememb...
 
Vicki Bowman ,
Most honorable servants of God, Rev. Graham and Ruth: My grandmother used to make my brother and I watch your ...
 
Derek Turner Charlotte, NC USA
My respect for Billy Graham has always been high. But that respect grew tremendously after my interaction with...
 

Souls Saved in China

Mark Czanderna Antioch Tennessee
Thank you Billy Graham and praise the Lord for an interview you did on the radio back in 1984-85. I saw the...
 

A Lot Like You

Billy Wise Bon Aqua, TN, United States
I never hesitated to tune into your broadcasts since I was a little boy because I knew you were a messanger fr...
 

He is Real

Jerry Davis Jackson, SC USA
For 32 years I was in the world and of it. I always thought I was a good guy because I wasn't as bad as others...
 

A Pastor's View

Steven Todd Colorado Springs, CO United States
I had the privilege of serving as a pastor / counselor supervisor in the 1987 Denver Crusade, my first time to...
 

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 ...
 
Judy Venable Milton, NH USA
I want to say thank you for the ministry of both Dr. Graham and Ruth. My Dad was saved at the age of sixteen a...
 

That Night I Understood

Jennifer Morgan Lighthouse Point, FL USA
Thank you Billy, It was May of 1980 in Indianapolis, I can remember the anticipation waiting to attend my fir...
 

Every Time

Karen Oliver Richmond, VA USA
Everytime that Billy Graham had a crusade on TV, I felt compelled to view it. I knew that I would hear the pur...
 

MY STORY

Wilhelmina Pinner Brooklyn, NY USA
I HAD JUST ARRIVED IN NY FROM VA, AGE 21 AND WAS ATTENDING SOUL SAVING STATION IN HARLEM.( I'M STILL THERE). S...
 

Billy Graham saved my life..well Jesus did but through Billy Graham

Stacy Carney St. Paul, MN USA
When I was 13 I went to a Billy Graham crusade and accepted Christ. Now I am 25 years old and realize that acc...
 

Praise God!

Douglas w Soderdahl Honolulu, HI USA
On 19 Jan 1948, at the Roseland Temple Baptist church in Roseland (in south Chicago), you, Billy were guest sp...
 

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Mike Davisson Albquerque NM
In the Fall of 1969 I was a senior at a private military boarding school in Tennesee. Some one in my class had...
 

Husband in Heaven Because of Billy Graham TV Crusade

Ann Hunter Grand Prairie, Texas
My first husband and I were married 25 years and 4 months before he passed away here in our home from cancer. ...
 

God Bless You Rev. Billy Graham

Debbie Edwards Newport News, VA USA
Hearing the preaching of Rev. Billy Graham has been a tremendous inspiration in my life because he identifies ...
 

Mom: The Bottle!

Robert Snyder North Syracuse, NY USA
My Mother, who passed on to her reward in Heaven last year, accompanied Me to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse in ...
 

Chris Ruhl Weatherford, OK USA
When I was 15 a friend gave me a box of books that I promptly put away in the top of my closet. A few years la...
 

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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