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Don Myers Nampa, ID USA
I was leaving work one day and heard on the radio that a Billy Graham Crusade was going on. Something prodded ...

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 ...
Renee Frangedakis Shelby Township, MI USA
I remember watching your crusades on television when I was a child growing up in the 60's. We always heard our...


joe robertson ,
Well, I don't even know where to start. But I do know this, Billy Graham is a true man of God. He doesn't cond...

As a child

NEll Wallace Byron, Georgia
I was raised in Southeast Georgia on a big farm with 5 brothers and a Christian Mom & Dad. We went to the ...

Thank you Billy

David Wolfe , OH USA
I went forward at the 1964 Columbus crusade at Jet Stadium and my life was forever changed. It's been a long r...

Mucho Gracias from South of the Border

Maria Ortiz , Mexico
Thank You for your dedication and the sacrifice that You and your family made for all of us...I thank God for ...

From Mocker to Child of God

Mark North Montague, NJ USA
I can remember when I was a child watching Billy Graham either early in the morning on Sunday or late at night...
Vicki Bowman ,
Most honorable servants of God, Rev. Graham and Ruth: My grandmother used to make my brother and I watch your ...

Since Way Back When...

Priscilla TAN Fresno, CA USA
Stacks of "Decision" magazine sat somewhere in the small drugstore in our home in Indonesia. It was the 1970s....

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...

"Men," said he, steadily

"Men," said he, steadily turning upon the crew, as the mate handed him the things he had demanded, "my men,...

Day by Day with Billy Graham

Malcolm Duke Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
After watching a T.V. crusade in 1976, I ordered a free copy of the book DAY by DAY WITH BILLY GRAHAM. This wa...

Anthony Carfagno Atlantic City, NJ USA
Dear Billy, Sometimes it's not the person themselves, but whom that person brings along with them. I'd like t...

Thank you Reverend Billy Graham

Robert Berry Knoxville, TN, United States
Reverend Billy Graham has been an inspiration to me since I was a young boy over sixty years ago. I can rememb...

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...

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, ...

One Night Changed Our Lives Forever

Elaine Reeves Las Cruces, NM USA
Dear Billy, I hope it's okay to call you Billy. Although we have never met, I feel like you are a great fri...

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...

I worked for Billy Graham

Edward Rothman Minneapolis, MN
When I was a young believer, I used to watch Dr. Graham's crusades on television and they were very helpful to...

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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