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Cortney Browning Holly, MI USA
I have to say that for some time I was born-again and one weekend, I went to your daughter Anne Graham's "Just...
 
Christy Cook Kernersville, NC USA
I am thankful for having the opportunity to be used in the Harvest Crusade in 2002 in Winston Salem, North Car...
 

My Dad Heard The Gospel

Steve Regan Boone, NC USA
I grew up in a very traditional Roman Catholic Family where we were taught about God by the priests but Jesus ...
 

With Gratitude & Blessings!

Judy Prangnell Hay River, NT Canada
Dear Dr Billy Graham! It is with much gratitude and joy my husband Ron & I pass on blessings in the ful...
 

Remembering Mom & Billy Graham

Julie Van Inwagen Hazen, ND
I remember back when I was just a kid, back when you only got 2 or 3 TV channels (black & white) and how o...
 

Billy Graham is everywhere

Kevin Collard Sterling Heights, MI USA
My earliest remembrance of Billy Graham was in the early 70's. My parents had banned film-going for their 5 ki...
 

Since Way Back When...

Priscilla TAN Fresno, CA USA
Stacks of "Decision" magazine sat somewhere in the small drugstore in our home in Indonesia. It was the 1970s....
 

God Sent

Michael Newsome United States
I have seen him on TV many times.  He sent a mesage so clear and plain. God has used him to reach and proclia...
 
Amber Frye Winchester, VA USA
Dear Dr. Graham, I want to offer my deepest sympathy for losing your dearest Ruth. I know that you have lost y...
 

Better Late Than Never!

Franklin Kirksey Spanish Fort, AL USA
Better Late Than Never! By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey In September 1993, at the conclusion of my first sermon...
 

thank you

tommy caviness Clinton, OK USA
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK BILLY FOR ALL THE YEARS OF SERVHE TOUCH MY AUNT AND MY FAMILY GREATLEYCES
 

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...
 

Larry G Shelton , USA
I gave my life to Jesus at a Billy Graham Crusade when I was 10. As a Senior Pastor for the last 24 years I ha...
 

Oil Town USA

Melvin Fahs Hicksville, Ohio USA
Dear Mr. Graham: I was born into a loving Christian family on May 24, 1946 in Binghamton, New York. My Dad ...
 

Thank You Billy

Sharon Hails Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
My grandparents watched you faithfully on TV as I was growing up. I continued the tradition and when my son wa...
 

Gerald & Diane James Safety Harbor, Fl USA
I remember crusades in Dallas where my wife's sister and her husband came to Christ in the Cotton Bowl. Then t...
 

Restored at Last

Lawry Wootton Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
I was a gang leader at the age of 19yrs. I wanted so desperately to find God yet didnt know how to go about it...
 

Our Salvation in South Florida

Bonnie Enderby Coral Springs, Fl USA
In the spring of 1985, my mother and I went to your crusade. I went forward, and my mother said she accepted J...
 

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.
 

His faithfulness and yours.

Christine Barron West Valley City, UT USA
At age 14, I heard Mr. Graham speak God's simple truth and I believed. However, I didn't walk in that truth un...
 

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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