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Thanks Be to God

Connie Wilbanks 4680 Hwy 197, Mount Airy, GA, United States
"If My People"... what an awesome address!! Why would God in All His Glory choose me? I am so humbled. I do no...
 

Man of God

Valerie Oneil Oswego, NY USA
Thank you Billy Graham. I am a 59 yr old widow and i have a great faith. I am a Christian Catholic and your wo...
 
Carolyn Curtis Dover, FL USA
In 1960 someone handed me a book with testimonies of some of the people who had been saved at a Billy Graham C...
 

Inspired by Billy Graham's Autobiography

Jay Hines Morganville, NJ USA
Dear Billy Graham: Thank you for loving God and letting all of us see that. Your dedication to God has had ...
 
jeremy leopold , usa
I had been a career criminal for about 2/3 of my 29 years. A drug addict, thief, and drug dealer for almost 18...
 

Too Young?

Karen Price , MT USA
When you came to Boise, Idaho, years ago, I attended with a friend and my 2-1/2 year-old daughter. While waiti...
 

Jesus used you for His glory!!!

Renee Fiorilli Florida
Dear Rev Billy Graham, I just want to thank you for your ministry. Back when I was in high school in the ea...
 

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...
 
Connie Brieg West Palm Beach, FL USA
I had a Grandmother born in 1883 who was the finest Christian I ever knew. The ONLY television program she wou...
 

God's humble servant

Kevin Gilbert Lexington, KY USA
It seems as if Billy has always been with us. It is because he has spoken The Word of God with humility and po...
 

Trophy of Grace

Gary Haines Colorado Springs, CO USA
Dr. Graham, I am just one of your thousands "Trophies of Grace!" I grew up listening to you, but one night in ...
 

Saved through the Billy Graham Crusade

Michael Harris West Palm Beach, FL USA
  I got saved on April 20, 1962 and by 1968 I had gone my own way. When I first saw my future husband ...
 

Inspired

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...
 

Age 8 and the Television Crusades

Annie New Port Richey, FL, United States
My grandmother was staying with my family so Mom could work. She enjoyed watching the television crusades. Thi...
 

Men God Used in My Life

Patrick Rundle New Holland, PA USA
Thank you Billy for your faithfulnes to God and His Word.I am walking with God because of how you both did you...
 

A Shared Birthday with Billy Graham!

Janette Cole Wood Lake, MN USA
Billy Graham, both of my parents and I all share the same birthday, November 7th! In fact, my Dad was born in ...
 

Thank you Billy

Mim Roberts Seaford, DE USA
Dear Billy, Thank you so much for being obedient to God! I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 9 year...
 

The First Real Preacher I Ever Knew

Belinda Craft Decatur, GA USA
Dear Billy Graham, You were the first real preacher I ever saw on television. I say this because I listened to...
 

Forever Changed

Kathryn Keane , Canada
I was sixteen years old and raised in a nominal Christian home. My mother often watched Billy Graham crusades ...
 

Strength of Voice

Brenda Tan Jamul, CA USA
Dear Mr. Graham: I thank God for the amazing strength of your voice. The happiness and peace and hope it br...
 

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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