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Gerald & Diane James Safety Harbor, Fl USA
I remember crusades in Dallas where my wife's sister and her husband came to Christ in the Cotton Bowl. Then t...
Earline Spigner Orangeburg, SC USA
I want to thank Billy Graham for obeying the way God planned to use him to impact and touch my life along with...

My Jim's Salvation

Carolyn Hassan Oklahoma City, OK USA
I have been a Christian since I was 7 years old. I was saved at a Southern Baptist Revival in a tiny town call...

Faithful Servant

Jennifer Lombardi Omaha, NE USA
I am deeply appreciate all Billy Graham has done to honor our Father in Heaven. With his wisdom I have learned...
Scott Hohne Mount Vernon, WA USA
I was first introduced to Billy Graham when I was living in public housing under the worst conditions. We had ...

A Man After God's Heart

Kathy Marshall Hidden Springs, ID USA
I just wanted to say what an inspiration Billy Graham has been over the years to so many. I started out skepti...

An Elder Brother.....

Kyle Larson New York, NY USA
I have watched Billy on TV ever since I came to Jesus back in 1975 at the age of 10. I have attended a few of ...

Always an Inspiration

Teresa butler Tennessee
I saw Billy Graham in Nashville, TN. He is and will always be an inspiration to me!
Lacy DeBerry Winston-Salem, NC USA
Dr. Graham, Thank you so much for being a faithful servant of God to the world! Many lives have been changed ...

Youth For Christ

Daniel Love Liberty, MO USA
Dear Mr graham Thanks I know that your reward is in heaven an im sure you will be right next to apostle paul y...

My Future Husband

Kathleen O'Brien Indianapolis, IN, United States
In the '50's, I attended a Billy Graham Crusade at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. I...

Mike Bowie ,
One day I was painting my front porch and an older man drove up, 1 mile from the HWY. He said he wasn't sure w...

The Great Judge

John Anderson Boca Raton, FL, United States
While living out in Los Angeles last year, I visited the site of the 1st tent meeting on Hill Street. To my su...

God Bless You

Ray Dunn Kearney, MO USA
Dear Dr.Graham : I have read many of articles. They clear up questions concerning many subjects..I use thos...

The Family of God on Earth and in Heaven

Candy Green Gustavson Cleveland, GA USA
In 1971, my husband, Tom Green, from a Jewish home,and I, a Gentile, were hippies in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, i...

Salvation at Last

Linda Piercy Citrus Heights, CA USA
What a wonderful opportunity to thank Billy for his ministry to me. When I was a young girl I was open to the ...

Unconditional Love.....

Pamela Elder Sellersville, PA USA
I was born July 19th, 1956 to Erma Cray McDonald. Erma was divorced with only an 8th grade education. I was he...

Sue Hall Hixson, TN USA
Dear Dr Graham & Family; We want to say our hearts are with you at this time and we thank you and your ...

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...


Derrick Sales , Namibia
Dear Mr. Graham. I have never had the honor of sitting in one of your meetings, however my life has been im...

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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