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Youth For Christ

Daniel Love Liberty, MO USA
Dear Mr graham Thanks I know that your reward is in heaven an im sure you will be right next to apostle paul y...
 

THANKS BILLY

Phil Heins Eglin AFB, FL USA
From an early age my mother told me of a wonderful man. He preached the gospel the way no ordinary person coul...
 
Jay Robert Shauberger Liberty, NJ USA
I don't know much about the Grahams, yet I do know one great story that has impacted my life and that sticks w...
 

Mother and Daughter Born-Again thru BG TV Crusade

Betty Jean Ripp Phoenix, AZ USA
My name is Betty Jean Ripp and I want to let Billy Graham know the effect he had on my life and my family thro...
 

Happy Birthday Billy

John Browne Bermuda Dunes, Calif. USA
I accepted the LORD after reading your book World Aflame on February the 5th,1971. Later I ushered for one of...
 
Michele Hill gastonia, NC USA
To the Graham family, first let me say I will miss Ruth. She was an angel from Heaven and to Billy you are won...
 

Planted Seeds

Cynthia Carney Jenks, OK USA
When I was a little girl growing up in Arkansas... family of 6 children...my mother used to watch the Billy Gr...
 

My wife..Norma

Adolfo Juiel Idaho Falls, ID USA
Norma was not a Christian, but I was in love with her. I had been asking God to give me a help mate, that love...
 

Mrs. Albright

Sheryl Goering Elk Grove, CA USA
In 1960 I was living in Lexington, Kentucky; where my Dad was stationed at the Army Depot their. I attended Br...
 

Unforgetable day in Romania

Tina Patan Portland, OR USA
It was about 27 yers ago when Mr.Graham visited Romania. For a communist country at that time it was out of th...
 

Good and Faithful Servant

Deborah Griffith Lexington, KY USA
As an 8 year-old girl, I remember walking the sidewalk to the Indianapolis 1959 Billy Graham Crusade through t...
 

God's Servant

Gail Nicholas Basking Ridge, NJ USA
I have always believed that Dr. Graham is an anointed servant of the Most High God. God's people; all of us ha...
 

We Met the Lord in 1959

Marion and Peter Huggett Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Dear Billy, Thank you for coming to Melbourne Australia in 1959. That was the start of both me and my husba...
 

Wade Mauck Lancaster, PA USA
Billy's crusades where a part of the confirming process for me as a new born again believer. When I hear his v...
 

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...
 

Marry Ann Fields , USA
In 1971 in a small town in Louisiana I watched a Billy Graham crusade on my parent's television. I went forwar...
 

Judy Foster Ooltewah, TN USA
I've been impacted by Billy Graham for as long as I can remember. (I'm 57 now.) I've always had a wonderful ad...
 

Grahams in Black Mountain

Ruth (Frady) Hampton Cleveland, TN USA
My name is Ruth (Frady) Hampton. I was born and raised in Black Mountain, NC. I was in the same grade as Bunny...
 

Don Myers Nampa, ID USA
I was leaving work one day and heard on the radio that a Billy Graham Crusade was going on. Something prodded ...
 

Mr. Graham's Fear of Pride

Harold McKnight Sidney, OH USA
I believe it was in 1949, when I heard Mr. Graham speak at the Maranatha Bible Conference Camp grounds. I can ...
 

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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