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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 ...
 

thank you

Suzanne Franklin Charleston, SC USA
I have never been to a Billy Graham Crusade, but I have always admired Billy Graham and his family and just th...
 

I was the enemy`s friend

matthew atchley huntsville, alabama none
I was looking for somthing to make me happy,I was an angry young man, worshiping satan, tried to summon demons...
 
Mauren Rattray , Canada Canada
I was born in Jamaica, the West Indies. I came to know the Lord in a personal way January 1964 when Billy Grah...
 

"Buy that book"

Nancy Volosin Visalia, CA USA
God sure knows how to bring Christ into your heart. We know Sunday school can introduce you to Christ, but hav...
 

Gave my life to Jesus

LeAnne Toren Burnsville, MN USA
I was just 7 years old when Billy had his Crusade at the State Fair in MN. I was raised in a Christian home bu...
 
Wayne Moulton Greenwood, IN USA
My Story with Billy & Ruth Graham. In 1968, I was drafted into the US Army. It wasn't long maybe a year...
 

That Night I Understood

Jennifer Morgan Lighthouse Point, FL USA
Thank you Billy, It was May of 1980 in Indianapolis, I can remember the anticipation waiting to attend my fir...
 
Helen Pasanen Action Ontario, CA USA
A Tribute to Dr. Graham In December of 1968 while watching Dr. Graham on television, the simple gospel mess...
 

Once was enough!

Thelma Swims Bartlett, IL USA
I would like to share my story. I am an African American female and my name is Thelma. I grew up in a small to...
 

Age 8 and the Television Crusades

Annie New Port Richey, FL, United States
My grandmother was staying with my family so Mom could work. She enjoyed watching the television crusades. Thi...
 

Eternally Thankful

Debi Parker/Tchividjian Coral Springs, FL USA
I was saved by grace and child like faith when I was 10 yrs old..it was at church camp. I never really unde...
 

Rosemary Lawson ,
I am truly grateful for the ministry of Dr. Billy Graham. In 1981, I was Born Again through this ministry whil...
 

I credit you....

Elsine Ross Scottsdale, AZ USA
My father took our family to a crusade when I was a young girl at the fair grounds in Waterloo, Iowa. I only ...
 

Thank you for your example

Sharri Tiner ,
I was moved beyond my imagination with your love and tribute to your late wife. Thank you for your example of ...
 

Don't forget to go to church

Suzette Keramidas Waterford, CT
After my mother died, I stopped going to church for ten years. In those ten years, I would always watch your b...
 

Helen Terrell Athens, GA USA
Rev. Graham, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for you using your life to serve and preach the W...
 

Seeing You Preach in Person

Debbie Gadsden Al
Thank you so much for your faithfulness and obedience to God. I have seen you preach on television and read bo...
 

Set Free

Melody Hook USA
First, I'd like to thank you for your love of the Lord Jesus. Because of you, I have come back home for good....
 

Mary Koustas Toms River, NJ USA
Hello Billy, even tho' we have never met I feel that we are old friends...the first time I saw you was in a ch...
 

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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