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Beth Messena Texas, TN USA
I just want to say that I am so thankfull to mom for having me watch Billy Graham, and he is so good and such ...

Thank you, Billy

Debbie Pulford ,
Thank you Billy and Ruth for committing to God and believing His Word by faith. The lives that you have touche...

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...
Elizabeth Thompson Elk Grove, CA USA
She Didn't Show Up, but God Did I was thrilled as I entered Arco Arena to hear Billy Graham speak. Thrilled...

Mother and Daughter Born-Again thru BG TV Crusade

Betty Jean Ripp Phoenix, AZ USA
My name is Betty Jean Ripp and I want to let Billy Graham know the effect he had on my life and my family thro...

My heart's desire

Theresa Keyser Texas
As I tuned in to watch your "95th" birthday celebration, I was moved to tears. I always become overwhelmed wit...

Because of Your Faithfulness

Sharon Johnson Chatsworth, GA USA
Because of your faithfulness I found Jesus Christ in 1986 watching a crusade on TV. I had been curious and had...

My Grandfather

Mike Weaver Rincon, GA USA
My grandfather to me was a great man and thanks to he and my grandmother, provided the rudder with which I run...

Your Passion Inspired Me

Irene Batebe Entebbe Municipality, Central Region, Uganda
I have been watching the Billy Graham series on LTV in Uganda every sunday night. I am grateful that God chose...

Just a card in a hymnal

Mary Vollmar Sun City, AZ USA
When I was at a very low point in my life I walked into a church I had never been to before. In the rack on th...

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...

Mauren Rattray , Canada Canada
I was born in Jamaica, the West Indies. I came to know the Lord in a personal way January 1964 when Billy Grah...

Thanks for Everything

Krystal Grooters Raleigh, nc USA
Dear Dr. Graham, I wanted to thank you for all of the guidance and encouragement that you have give...

Clorinda Cooper Phoenix, AZ USA
I would like to Thank you Dr. Graham for your faithfulness to be who GOD called you to be. I first had the ...

Thank you for your example

Sharri Tiner ,
I was moved beyond my imagination with your love and tribute to your late wife. Thank you for your example of ...


Carol McSwain Hempstead, TX USA
Dear Rev. Graham: As a child growing up in Minneapolis, I heard your name often. My sweet, precious little ...


Murray Sadler , Canada
Thanks to Billy I was saved in my early teens.Thank you Billy,see you in paradise.

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....


Shirley Hanes Alden, NY USA
I was flipping through the TV channels to see what was on. I heard you speaking and decided to listen. I was r...

A Tribute to Billy Graham

Rose Huseonica , USA
A Billy Graham crusade aired on national television was my first introduction to the preaching of God's Word. ...

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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