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Carole Lily Lynchburg, VA USA
The power and presence of GOD has flowed through Rev. Billy Graham to the world - but especially to me. I h...
 

One of A Kind - Humble Soul Winner For Christ

Gerri Marks Murfreesboro, TN USA
I've never attended a Crusade; however, the many times that I have had the opportunity to witness the powerful...
 
Leticia Olivar San Jacinto, CA USA
I THANK GOD FOR YOU PAPA BILLY GRAHAM. I WAS BORN IN LOS ANGELES LIVED WITH MY HUMBLE MEXICAN PARENTS. I WAS W...
 

Too Young?

Karen Price , MT USA
When you came to Boise, Idaho, years ago, I attended with a friend and my 2-1/2 year-old daughter. While waiti...
 

Saved

Jane LaCaze Arkansas
I attended one of your sermons at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA when I was fourteen years old. When you asked p...
 

From the Heart

Lisa Tice 503 12th st. n.w.newphiladelphia,ohio44663
I love you and your whole family Rev. Graham. I accepted Jesus into my heart while watching you on TV when ...
 

Men God Used in My Life

Patrick Rundle New Holland, PA USA
Thank you Billy for your faithfulnes to God and His Word.I am walking with God because of how you both did you...
 
Barbara Hemphill-Taylor Raleigh, NC USA
As a child growing up on a farm in Nebraska, I learned about Billy Graham from my grandfather. The latest copy...
 

Inspired to reach out to others

Kathy Smith San Bernardino, CA USA
Dear Mr Graham, I was reading your book "Just As I Am", and was so moved by it that I signed on to help wit...
 

I like the frankness of 'TaiTai' (Ruth)

Zenabua Woldemariam Richardson, TX USA
I am an Ethiopian living in the US. I have never been to any crusade physically nor seen Billy Graham in pers...
 

Its time to go home

Sandra Kohlhepp Chippewa Falls, WI USA
I wanted to share my life changing experience I had due to a televised Billy Graham crusade, as God through Mr...
 

Billy Speaks to Me From 1958

Ross Weaver Lakewood, CA
I had an amazing experience on the night of 5th of March 2008. I was home alone, channel surfing and I find a ...
 

Loretta Burgess Hinesville, GA USA
I really do not know how to express the words to explain how much Bily Graham has changed my life.It has been ...
 

My Journey began when I was 12.....

Susanna Santiago Chicago, IL USA
My name is Susanna Santiago. My story is this....I was 12 years old when I heard Billy Graham speak on Televis...
 

Thanks for the Memories

Lee Bisbey Phoenix, AZ USA
Dear Billy: In celebrating your 90th birthday, thank you for all of the times you have shared Jesus Christ....
 

Linda Parker Ranlo, NC USA
First of all I would like to say our thoughts and prayers go out to Rev. Graham and all the Graham family. Whe...
 

Happy 94th birthday

Mary Goertzen Niverville, MB, Canada
I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Billy Graham! I've enjoyed your massages all these years and your faith...
 

Bob Shapeland ,
I gained a great respect for Rev. Graham during a conference our church put on at his Asheville, NC facility "...
 

Bill Graham's Media Outreach Helped Lead Me to Christ

Anthony Rufo Wheaton, IL USA
I was brought up in a Catholic family in the Midwest; my parents were good people and practiced their faith se...
 

Sharron Howdyshell Grafton, WV USA
Mr. Graham has been a part of my life for over 50 years. As a child we would turn in to listen to him preach t...
 

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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