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Jesus Saves! Roseburg, Oregon

Irma Sawyer Vaughn, WA USA
I am of Puerto Rican heritage. My parents were born in Puerto Rico and went to New York City as young folks an...
 

One Boy Looking For The Creator

Chad West Clintwood, VA USA
God bless you Billy Graham Family for giving up each other's time for the anointed calling in your lives. I li...
 
Liz Cook Decatur, TX USA
I just wanted to say, "THANK YOU" to Mr. Graham for his unwavering dedication to preaching the Word of God and...
 
Ed Yount Conover, NC USA
Many years ago you preached a crusade at Boston College. At that time I was a young seminary student. You paid...
 

Saved..back slidden..Surrendered

Elaine Szalay Fountain Hills, AZ USA
When I was in my late teens or early 20's my family started watching Billy on his TV crusades. How vibrant he ...
 

Billy Graham on TV

Lisa Zuhlke Brunswick, NE USA
When I was 37 years old I made Jesus the Lord of my life and started living totally and completely for him-I a...
 

The Three Bills

Doty Wagner North East, PA USA
In 1957, I went to NYC with my mother, my brother, and my grandmother. My grandmother was having a cancer oper...
 

Thank God Billy Graham was born!!!

Paula Emmett Louisville, KY
I may not know Jesus as my savior had I not listened to Mr. Graham as a child. I was born to a very dysfunc...
 

Thanks Brother Graham

Pauline Hart Yankeetown, FL USA
I never got to go see him in person. I use to watch him on tv as a child then as an adult. If he was on I was ...
 

God bless you

Charles King Durban, kzn South Africa
Thank you Billy and your precious wife Ruth for sacrificing so much to spread the word of God.
 

Jacklyn Thomas Houston, TX USA
Thanks to your ministry lives have changed and are being changed. I came to know of you through my mother Eile...
 

A Seed of Faith

Brenda Thompson Warren, MI USA
I wanted to tell my story, because at the age of 8 years old Pastor Graham planted the first real seed of fait...
 

HOW CAN WE EVER THANKYOU

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...
 

Feel God's Love

Bonnie Smith Fort Wayne, IN USA
I have always been a Christian. Billy and Ruth Graham have meant so much to me all these years. They have both...
 

Carmena Pyfrom Philadelphia, PA USA
I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming to Philadelphia in 1992. I had the privilege of being part o...
 

Never

Rich Wadsworth , USA
I actually  not converted by Billy Graham's preaching. In fact, other than snippets of promotional pieces, I ...
 

Thank You for Being An Example to Non-Christians

Steve Kimes Portland, OR USA
Thank you, Billy, for being an example to all of us who have ever ministered in the U.S. over the last 60 year...
 

Judy Dancy Oklahoma City, OK USA
It was a hot summer's evening in 1956 at the Oklahoma City fairgrounds. My older sister and I, visiting our Ok...
 

God Loves You!

Mary Mills Houston, TX USA
For over 50 years I have heard this man of God preach the word; such power behind those words "God Loves You, ...
 

Indonesian Witness...

Mangapul Sagala Jakarta, Indonesia
Dear Billy Graham. I am Rev. Mangapul Sagala, from Jakarta, Indonesia. I would like to saya to you that I am ...
 

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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