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Derek Turner , NC USA
My respect for Billy Graham has always been high. But that respect grew tremendously after my interaction with...
 

how i met billy graham

vernon chism lexington, kentucky usa
after the creusade was over i was an usher my late dad a head usher ,took me back atage while we were walking....
 

I once was lost, but now I see...

Allison Havemann Colwyn, PA USA
I battled depression all my life. I had parents that told me I was a loser and useless despite my almost perfe...
 

Fought a good fight

Mary Petoskey, MI, United States
I am now 71. I heard Mr. Graham speak many years ago in Pontiac, MI. The crowd was quiet in their respect to M...
 

My Salvation

ROSANNE BUGAI Durham, CT USA
I grew up hearing and watching Billy Graham on TV. My mother was a faithful follower of Rev. Graham. But When ...
 

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...
 

Billy Graham Stopped The Chaos

Carolyn Pearl Kansas City, MO USA
From the time I was a tiny girl, mu father had a raging temper. He abused my mother physically and mentally. M...
 

You Speak to our Church each Sunday

Sylvia Yarbro-Wherry El Dorado, AR USA
I was brought up in the church. My mother was a very prayerful woman who was a powerful influence and witness ...
 

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...
 
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 Personal Friend is not the word, words can't describe Billy Graham.

Stephan Tchividjian Coral Springs, Fl USA
Allow me to write these few words in the form of a personal letter to a man who has for most of my life occupi...
 

God Bless Billy Graham !

Rosslyn Hoerst Cincinnati, Ohio
I was raised as a Christian after leaving my atheist Dad when I was 8. We would watch Rev. Billy on TV ever...
 

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...
 

Cheryl Rickards North Brunswick, NJ USA
Billy Graham has set a standard of excellence for holding an evangelistic crusade. He has taught me that preac...
 

The Man Who Would Wait

Doug Blair Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Billy's writings have often been pivotal in my development as a Christian. I racall such books as 'Holy Spirit...
 

Rod Barkley Newton, NC USA
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15. All of us here at Paid In Full By ...
 

A Single Christian

Kay Koonce Louisiana, United States
The greatest heartbreak of my life has been the fact that I have never married or had children. I am now 54 ye...
 

Hindhu GOD rejection

Tinu Patel Browns Mills, NJ USA
I am the worst of all sinners. I knew about jesus since 1992 and even accepted him back then. I didn't know th...
 

Kindness

Leona Silgado Coral Springs, FL USA
I have never had the chance to attend a crusade or meet Billy Graham but I know when I do get to meet him in p...
 

"Men," said he, steadily

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

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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