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Linda Mohr ,
I can remember when I was a little girl; my Dad and I would watch Billy preach on the TV. Dad would not go to ...
 
Ronald Mason Hartfield City, ID USA
Dear Billy: Everything good in my life as been because Jesus has truly watched over me and blessed me in many ...
 
Sabrina Christianson Jonesborough, TE USA
Dear Mr. Graham- Thank you for your faithfulness for all of these years. You are in my prayers regularly. Y...
 

Jesus used you for His glory!!!

Renee Fiorilli Florida
Dear Rev Billy Graham, I just want to thank you for your ministry. Back when I was in high school in the ea...
 

Grace

Diane Markham Davenport, IA USA
Psalm 27:10 When my father and mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me. Boy is this verse ...
 

Thank You Billy!!!

Matt Stachler Fort Wayne, IN
I don't really have a big life-changing story. I really just wanted to thank you Billy for being such a great ...
 

As a Child!

Brenda Thompson Detroit, MI USA
As a child, I lived around all kind of people, good & bad. The good people showed me love and gave me thin...
 

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...
 

Those Were Truly Great Days

Dorthy Harris Melbourne, Australia
Thank you Billy! I remember as a young child going to your Crusade here in Melbourne, Australia with my parent...
 

A Personal Friend is not the word, words can't describe Billy Graham.

Stephan Tchividjian Coral Springs, Fl USA
Allow me to write these few words in the form of a personal letter to a man who has for most of my life occupi...
 

Billy visits Boise, Idaho

Gina Price undefined
I was 18 years old in the fall of 1982. I was attending business school in Boise, Idaho and listened to the lo...
 

Anselm Miller Johnston, RH USA
When I was a teenager I had friends in school but I was still not happy with myself. When school was over for ...
 

A Long Overdue Thank You

CLEO M. VICKERS Phoenix, AZ USA
Many times during the year, the Lord spoke to my heart to write to Billy Graham with thanks and gratitude for ...
 

Job well done my good & faithful servant!

Nancy Guillen Miami, FL USA
I am not sure of the exact year and age, however, I will never forget the night Billy Graham allowed the Lord ...
 

Shining Example

Rhonda Dugger Omaha, NE
Billy Graham, you and your family are shinning examples of who Jesus is. You give this country hope, that if w...
 

Jeanne Mellott Baker City, OR USA
  Back in 1991 or '92, your ministry caME to Portland, Oregon. My mother-in-law had been praying a ver...
 

Thank you

Bernadette Johnson Glendale, NY USA
I just want to thank you for thre book offers you have. Your books have been such a blessing in my life. My fi...
 

Inspired by Billy Graham's Autobiography

Jay Hines Morganville, NJ USA
Dear Billy Graham: Thank you for loving God and letting all of us see that. Your dedication to God has had ...
 

Naomi Iserman Onamia, MN USA
I had just moved from Paradise California, to Laramie Wyoming in 1976. I was unwed with a brand new baby. I wa...
 

Melissa Larson Twisp, WA USA
Mothers Day 1976! Billy Graham was preaching at the new Kingdome in Seattle Washington. We had just survived 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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