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Terric Bedford Shreveport, LA USA
I grew up listening to Mr. Graham on TV.As a little girl I would be glued to the TV everytime he came on. Have...

Highlight of Dad's Capitol Hill Career

Frank Shelton Waldorf, MD
My father, Franklin C Shelton, Sr retired in 1995 from the U.S. Capitol Police in Washington, DC. He was actin...
Arleen Starr Baden, PA USA
My parents always tuned into Billy Graham when his programs were shown when I was growing up. I was born in 19...

Thanks, Billy!

Greg Paulsen Kansas City, MO USA
Dear Billy, I've read your columns in our newspaper every day for the last twenty years. Your columns have ...


Wilhelmina Pinner Brooklyn, NY USA

Simply, Thank You!

Rev, Peggy Ducker Albrightsville, PA USA
Dear Rev. Graham, I simply want to give God Praise and thank you for allowing God to use you in such a trem...

Thank you

Denise Bryan Quakertown, PA USA
I was listening to 88.9 WordFM on my way to work on Friday & listened to you (Boz) talk about the website....

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...

Salvation *call*

Mabel Muhar Boca Raton, FL USA
My name is Mabel and my daughter's name is Raquel. In 1993 when Mr. Graham came to Pittsburgh through my churc...

Building Faith

Nancy Knight Lee's Summit, MO USA
I have grown up watching Billy Graham Crusades all my life, and have always received so much from them. I also...

The Best Preacher in the world

Pat Catline Bridgetown, Barbados
I watch Billy Graham on T V and I think he is the greates preacher in the world. When he gets to heaven, God i...

Billy, Dad and Me

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

My sister-in-law Judy....

Jackie Dion Livermore, ME USA
Dear Billy, What a great treat and honor to be able to tell you my story. However, my story is not really m...

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...

I Owe to I Own

Lori Wilson , USA
Crusades bless thousands in each city. My blessing is of a more personal nature. I was working at a small Chri...

Thanks Indirectly

Denise Hamilton , USA
Hi, I am not a direct result of one of your crusades, although I watched them on TV as a child with my granmo...

God used Television...

Phillip Willetts Truro, Cornwall UK
Thank you Billy... In the early 1950's there were very few families in England who owned a television set, ...

June Agresti Phoenix, AZ USA
Dear Billy Graham, I was born in 1946, but my life did not really begin until the spring of 1971 in Pittsbu...

Cheryl Ford Chula Vista, CA USA
The time was June 1972. The place was Dallas, TX. The event was in 72. My husband Clay was a youth pastor, and...

A Life Changing Day...Thank God ! !

Tanya Nemley Amityville, NY USA
I'm a 55 year old mother of 6 children. I Thank God for Billy Graham and for what the ministry did in my life....

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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