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I worked for Billy Graham

Edward Rothman Minneapolis, MN
When I was a young believer, I used to watch Dr. Graham's crusades on television and they were very helpful to...
 

My First Billy Graham Crusade

Lamar Huffstutler Dallas, TX
When Texas Stadium opened in Irving Texas, the first event was a Billy Graham Crusade. My dear family, we were...
 

He Brings Glory to Jesus

Margo Mills Hurst, TX USA
I was honored to be a counselor in a crusade in Houston, TX in the 70's not too long after becoming a Christia...
 
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...
 

Eastern Europe Encouraged!

Lazar Iren Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
Greetings from Romania. It's so wonderful to remember the time when our dear brother Billy Graham preached in ...
 

Saved as a Child

Mary Campbell Fabius, NY USA
I was saved as a ten year old child after watching the Billy Graham movie "Two a Penny" at a movie theater in ...
 

Film Ministry

Jim Murray Dayton, TX USA
Thank you Dr. Graham, for the "Restless Ones"& "For Pete's Sake". I pastored churches in both Abilene Texa...
 

Always There

Ronald Morrell Morrell Elkhorn, WI USA
I came to know about Billy Graham through my Mother and Father, who were faithful Baptist parents whose family...
 

Inspired

Sean Abbananto , USA
The reason I am writing is to say thank you for paying the price. I know the time spent away from your wonderf...
 

I heard your voice before I was born

Heather Dawson, MD Charleston, SC USA
Dr. Graham, you came to Toronto Canada 1955 the year my parents were expecting me so I heard your voice before...
 

Inspirado Milhares de Brasileiros

Jefferson Sales Peixoto undefined
Apesar de não está no Maracanã em Outubro 1974, foi marcante sua vinda ao nosso país., e sua mensagens ain...
 

Cheryl Ford Chula Vista, CA USA
The time was June 1972. The place was Dallas, TX. The event was in 72. My husband Clay was a youth pastor, and...
 

Billy sowed the seed in me

Michael Baingana Kampala, Uganda Uganda
As a Ugandan University student in London UK, in 1984, I had the fortune to hear Billy Graham preach the gospe...
 

Trophy of Grace

Gary Haines Colorado Springs, CO USA
Dr. Graham, I am just one of your thousands "Trophies of Grace!" I grew up listening to you, but one night in ...
 

MY DAD

Rev. Michael J. Hahn Clifton, NJ USA
I WAS A ROMAN DISFUNCTIONAN,MY DAD WAS WATCHING BILLY ON TV.BEING A CATHOLIC HE SAID I SEEN HIM LIVE IN PATERS...
 

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...
 

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...
 

Hope

Narcissa Nolen Sherrard, IL USA
I have hope in Christ Jesus because of people like you and the holy word of God that you have made known throu...
 

Somebody Honest

Lara Gravenor Parkrand Boksburg, Gauteng South Africa
An evangelist who doesn't steal the vast amounts of money that people donate to him but puts himself on a norm...
 

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

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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