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Messages of Spiritual Healing

Katherine Grover United States
When I was a little girl in rural Dent County, MO, my mother would always watch Billy Graham's crusades on TV,...
 

I see how God blesses you.

Claudia Goodrich Sweetwater, TX
Dear Rev. Graham, Of all the preachers who have ever been on television, you have my husband's and my respe...
 

Too Young for Christ?

Susan Osborn Peoria, IL, United States
In November 1951, I took advantage of the occasion of the Saturday Children's Crusade session in Greensboro, N...
 

Crump Stadium

JoAnn Austill Nesbit, MS USA
Billy, I was only 16 yrs old and my friend and her mother & I were attending your crusade, the same sta...
 
Rosalinda Castro , Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
I have been listening to Billy Graham for many years, I am very thankful to Billy for opening his heart to bri...
 

Thank You

Dale McCormick Pioneer, Ca USA
I want to thank you for your life of devotion. You are one inspiring person I know that walks this earth. You ...
 

Joined a friend

catherine meilleur Watertown, NY USA
Billy had spoken and made the alter call...my friend felt she was called to go forward, so as not to lose each...
 
Mary Ann Hammer Santa Rosa, CA USA
Dear Rev. Graham & Family: How can I EVER thank you enough for the tremendous influence you have had in my...
 

God Bless You Rev. Billy Graham

Debbie Edwards Newport News, VA USA
Hearing the preaching of Rev. Billy Graham has been a tremendous inspiration in my life because he identifies ...
 

Herb's Amazing Transformation

Ron Wipf Minneapolis, MN USA
In 1965 on a cold winter Sunday night, my uncle Herb was watching one of your crusades on TV. His wife had gon...
 

Saved as a Child

Mary Campbell Fabius, NY USA
I was saved as a ten year old child after watching the Billy Graham movie "Two a Penny" at a movie theater in ...
 

Chris Armfield Greer, SC USA
I met Billy and Ruth about 15 years ago when I began to date their granddaughter Jerushah who is their eldest ...
 

Mr. Graham who blessed the world and made it a better place!

Shirley Esau 100 Mile House, BC, Canada
You willl have a special place in the Kingdom, Mr. Graham. Thank you for the opportunity to work in the 1981 S...
 

Thank you

William Morris Fort Scott, KS USA
I am a disabled 44 year old who has been a Christian since 1996 when I went to a Promise Keepers rally in Kans...
 

growing up

Eula V Graham Oakland, California United States
My name is Eula Graham I am from Oakland, California, I am not the Eula Graham that has sumitted a story befor...
 

Miracle

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...
 

Gail West Woodbridge, VA USA
I first heard Billy Graham in the early '70's. I was a new Christian and was a witness at the Billy Graham Cru...
 

As a Child!

Brenda Thompson Detroit, MI USA
As a child, I lived around all kind of people, good & bad. The good people showed me love and gave me thin...
 

Terric Bedford Shreveport, LA USA
I grew up listening to Mr. Graham on TV.As a little girl I would be glued to the TV everytime he came on. Have...
 

My Hope America

Adam Morgan Dallas, TX
I write this on November 6th, a day before our country sees what will be a "historical marker" for years and y...
 

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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