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He spoke as one who had authority

Victor Vieth Lewiston, MN USA
Throughout my life, it was the voice that got me. No matter where I have found myself, if that voice is on the...
 

Once Upon A Time

Ana Brugueras Freshe Meadows, NY USA
Once upon a time there live a lady by the name of Ana Ortiz. Ana lived in Spanish Harlem, Manhattan, New York ...
 

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...
 
William Turk Crown Point, IN USA
Back in Jackson, MS in 1952 when I was 12 years old, I watched my father join others and Billy in removing the...
 

Saved

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...
 

Thank You, Pastor Billy!

Barbie (Denny) Insall McMinnville, OR USA
I have few very precious childhood memories growing up in Northwestern OH, during the 1950's. But the ones I d...
 

My Oldest Son - A gift of Life

Peggy Freeman Canton, GA USA
I think the greatest gift a child can ever give their mom is the gift of life that they received from our Lord...
 

My Faith Journey

L. P New Brunswick, Canada
I just wanted to share that Mr Graham has been one of God's greatest instruments in my faith journey. I rememb...
 
Larry Lewis Riverside, CA USA
Thank you Dr. Graham for allowing God to use you mightily over many years and touching our hearts and our cons...
 

A Rainy Night in Pittsburgh

Mark Boyce Butler, PA USA
I was 11 years old when I joined my family in a trip to Pittsburgh with a group from our church. It was very r...
 

Billy Graham Crusade in San Antonio

Lisa Burkhardt Worley San Antonio, TX
I was a Children's Counselor at the Billy Graham Crusade in San Antonio. One of my close friends, who was not ...
 

God's love

Donald BAGBY Macon, NC USA
My wife died recently, I asked God to let her speak to me from heaven. He did, she did. She said itisnice...
 

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...
 

Thank you

Walter Johnson Houston, TX US
Dear Billy Graham: I just want to take this oppoprtunity to say, "thank you." for all your years of evangel...
 

Just As I AM

Patricia Van Kooten Toronto, ON, Canada
Just as I am, Thank you Billy Graham for your faithfulness! Will always and forever Thank the Lord for your mi...
 

Salvation!

Julianne Chaney Birmingham, AL USA
I was only 12 or 13 when I was singing in the choir that year, and the Crusade had come to Birmingham, Alabama...
 

I was going through a very difficult time in my marriage. I put my 5 children to bed early and was sitting won...
 

Sue Hall Hixson, TN USA
Dear Dr Graham & Family; We want to say our hearts are with you at this time and we thank you and your ...
 

Inspiration

Suzanne Holt Lino Lakes, MN USA
Thank you for always being an inspiration of what it means to live your life for the Lord. It always inspired ...
 

God's Imagination

John Gibson Miller Tulsa, OK USA
Dear Billy: I would presume to call you by your first name, not for lack of the deepest regard and gratitude,...
 

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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