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Scott Wright Mount Holly, NC USA
Dear Rev. Graham, First of all, I send sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. I can't imagine the loss...

watch billy on t.v

candace white saskatoon, sask canada
When I was just a little girl, I alwaysed watch Billy Graham on t.v. and I become a Christian when I was in Sa...
Becky Jensen Ellensburg, WA USA
Just a quick note to thank you Mr. and Mrs. Graham for all of the hundreds or thousands of people you have sha...
Nye Allen Matthews, MA USA
My Dad, Walter Allen, of Rock Hill, SC had a neat opportunity as a counselor at one of Billy Graham's Crusades...

Faith and Trust

Lyn nelson Tucson, AZ USA
I grew up in Logan Square, inner city of Chicago. I was about 8 years old when I came to know my Lord. I th...

Touched by an Evangelist's Message about God!!!!!

Marquis Garner , WI USA
I was saved before I had ever even seen a Billy Graham Crusade! But I can tell you one thing for sure, Billy's...

My husband to be's salvation

Sharon Irvin Melbourne, Florida, United States
My husband-to-be Jim was reared Catholic. When we met 43 years ago he was "drifting" so to speak-- no family a...

Being Saved

Murray Sadler ,
I was saved as a teenager by watching one of Billy Graham's Crusades. Thank you, Billy. I will see ...

I Met Billy Graham

Mary Sotelo Oro Valley, AZ USA
I am so grateful to God for the opportunity to meet Reverend Billy Graham in person. I had just completed n...

A Single Christian

Kay Koonce Louisiana, United States
The greatest heartbreak of my life has been the fact that I have never married or had children. I am now 54 ye...

Don't have to be a rocket scientist

Dena Campbell New Castle, DE USA
Thank you Pastor Graham for preaching with such simplicity that even a child could understand. Every time I wo...

Set Free

Melody Hook USA
First, I'd like to thank you for your love of the Lord Jesus. Because of you, I have come back home for good....

A Servant

Patty Beigay newton, NC USA
We just want to say thank you for showing us how to fall in Love with Jesus and thank you for portraying by yo...

Just Blessed

Diana Clancy Lubbock, TX USA
I grew up in a church which did not teach the Bible. I was fervent, and often attended services daily, even as...

Thank you Billy!

Craig Fowler Fresno, CA USA
I attended your 1989 crusades at the old Wembley Stadium in London, and a little before that, the simulcast in...


Marilyn Destefano George Industria, Western Province South Africa
Dr. Billy Graham, thank you for coming to Pittsburgh, PA in 1968. My eldest son, then 10 years old received Je...

Tammy Coffee Granite Falls, NC USA
First of all, I want Thank God for blessing the world with Dr.Billy and Ruth Graham. "Thank you ,Dear Lord ...

Marsha Prince huntington, WV USA
Where do I start? I cannot think of another man of God on this earth that I have more respect for. I was raise...

Grace and Love

Marian Dirks Duluth, MN USA
In the summer of 1961, my husband, Bill, and I were asked by my cousin to go to a Billy Graham Crusade at the ...

Thank You Billy... from Canada

Patricia Murtagh Canada
Billy Graham and his team have been a constant good influence on me since I was a young teen and sang in his c...

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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