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Ben Bryson ,
Thank you for Pastoring a grieving nation after 9/11. It was the best sermon I have ever heard preached and to...
 

Blessed Through Dr. Graham's Ministry

C. Sullivan , CA
Since my husband is now in Heaven, he cannot testify to what God did for him, but I remember enough of his tes...
 
Ashley Smith ,
I remember my father, an alcoholic atheist, telling me to sit down and watch Billy Graham on TV one night. He ...
 

MY DAD

Rev. Michael J. Hahn Clifton, NJ USA
I WAS A ROMAN DISFUNCTIONAN,MY DAD WAS WATCHING BILLY ON TV.BEING A CATHOLIC HE SAID I SEEN HIM LIVE IN PATERS...
 

Opening my heart to something unseen

Regina Marcant Berryville, AR, United States
My whole life, I was raised hearing about Jesus. My grandfather was a Baptist preacher at a small country chur...
 

Am Always With You

Amanda Ashline Granite Falls, NC USA
Whenever we loose someone we love an angel comes down from heaven and takes them in there arms and spreads ...
 

Thank you from England!

Margaret Myerscough London, UK
Never attended a crusade, and Billy Graham was bed news on the radio on Sunday nights. Looking back on my life...
 
Susan Mettert Westland, MI USA
It was a long time ago when I was a young girl and I went to a crusade at the chapel of Burben Street. Billy G...
 

Salvation!

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...
 

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Ryan Zuidema Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada
Dear Reverend Graham, I would love to thank you for having George Beverly Shea on the program. There one song ...
 

I had hell scared right out of me!

Shirley Kathryn Kingsland, TX USA
I was a church-goer all of my life! I was born on a "baptist blanket!" More than that, I have loved Jesus as f...
 

My Journey began when I was 12.....

Susanna Santiago Chicago, IL USA
My name is Susanna Santiago. My story is this....I was 12 years old when I heard Billy Graham speak on Televis...
 

Just a card in a hymnal

Mary Vollmar Sun City, AZ USA
When I was at a very low point in my life I walked into a church I had never been to before. In the rack on th...
 

Billy, Dad and Me

Noel Tucker Richmond, IN USA
As a child every time a Billy Graham program was on TV...it was on in our house. My Dad was a great fan and f...
 

Kimberly Smith Newton, NJ USA
Since I was a little girl I remember watching Billy Graham Crusades on T.V... I accepted Jesus Christ as my pe...
 

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 ...
 

Dedicated for Ministry

My youth director took a bus load of teenagers to your crusade in the L.A. Coliseum in 1963 I was 13 and seeki...
 

He spoke as one who had authority

Victor Vieth Lewiston, MN USA
Throughout my life, it was the voice that got me. No matter where I have found myself, if that voice is on the...
 

Ada Vorpagel Holly Ridge, NC USA
I met Billy Graham when I was a teen-ager when he was just starting his Crusades. He came to Pittsburgh, PA. M...
 

My Dad Heard The Gospel

Steve Regan Boone, NC USA
I grew up in a very traditional Roman Catholic Family where we were taught about God by the priests but Jesus ...
 

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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