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Sean Abbananto , USA
The reason I am writing is to say thank you for paying the price. I know the time spent away from your wonderf...
David Ross Monterrey, Mexico
Billy, You have dedicated your life to The Eternal one and thru many have been saved and will enjoy eternal...
Helen Davis North Forth Myers, FL USA
Many years ago, in Washington D.C, I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Graham and I told him that my husband wa...

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...

Watching those Crusades

Jodie Naum Grand Rapids, MI USA
I am the Mother of 5 children. Always, when one of Billy's crusades were going to be televised, I called my ch...

Impact for Generations!

Joseph Ajibade ILORIN, KWARA STATE, Nigeria

Thank You for your faithfulness

Sharon Wadley Winter Haven, FL USA
Dear Billy, I was eleven years old the night my aunt and uncle took me to see you at Madison Square Garden....

Medical Missions

Cindy Ruppel Columbia, TN USA
  I became a Christian during my college years (1972) and your magazine was a great encouragement to m...

A Servant

patty beigay Newton, NC USA
I just want to wish Billy a Happy Birthday today being his day. I have already wrote my story of how he touche...


Denise Roberts Portland, OR USA
Hello Dr. Graham: I I am a liberal Christian, and yes. You have had a huge impact on me. Not only do I r...

Tricia Carusi Jackson, CA USA
I was a 16 year old, pregnant, drug abusing teenager when I walked into the Billy Graham tent on the beach in ...

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...


Marvin Rethmel Cohocton, NY USA
I remember this was held at the Defiance high school football field. The place was packed with pe...

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 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...

The God-Shaped Void

Robert Martin Valdosta, GA USA
Billy Graham, borrowing from St. Augustine, frequently refers to a "God-shaped void" in the human heart. For a...

This is my story...

Nathaniel Lyakwo London, UK
I have heard and watched Dr. Billy Graham preach the good news on TV and radio especially the 'Graham years' a...

My Greatest Challenge

Roger Duck Houston, TX USA
I'm nine years younger than Billy and have loved and prayed for him since his first cursade. I seminary I reme...

Thank you

Loganville, GA, United States
Rev Graham has provided our family with wisdom and truth in times when the world would have us turn our back o...

Thank You!

Kimberly Hayes Murfreesboro, TN USA
I have never met you. But I feel as though I HAVE to write to you. I am writing to thank you Reverend Graham. ...

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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