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The God-Shaped Void

Robert Martin Valdosta, GA USA
Billy Graham, borrowing from St. Augustine, frequently refers to a "God-shaped void" in the human heart. For a...
 

Thank You

Dale McCormick Pioneer, Ca USA
I want to thank you for your life of devotion. You are one inspiring person I know that walks this earth. You ...
 
LaFaye Grooms Forrest, VA USA
Dear Billy, My story is about the goodness of God and His peace that surpasses all of my understanding. You h...
 

With Gratitude & Blessings!

Judy Prangnell Hay River, NT Canada
Dear Dr Billy Graham! It is with much gratitude and joy my husband Ron & I pass on blessings in the ful...
 

Messages of Spiritual Healing

Katherine Grover United States
When I was a little girl in rural Dent County, MO, my mother would always watch Billy Graham's crusades on TV,...
 
Bill Hildebrand Calgary, Canada Canada
I remember meeting Billy at Euro fest 75 backstage, and then 2 hours later I was coming up the steps in the Br...
 
Nancy Yuen Redlands, CA USA
WOW! Ever since I've been alive on this earth, which appears to be about 64 years now counting my 9 months in ...
 

A Tribute to Billy Graham

Rose Huseonica , USA
A Billy Graham crusade aired on national television was my first introduction to the preaching of God's Word. ...
 

My Salvation Experience

barry troxclair Natchitoches, La USA
I had long wanted to write to thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord; I was saved after listening to one ...
 
Chad H Rockford, MN USA
I met Billy Graham in 1986 in St. Paul Minnesota at the Alliance 100th Celebration at the St. Paul Civic Cente...
 

A Life Changing Day...Thank God ! !

Tanya Nemley Amityville, NY USA
I'm a 55 year old mother of 6 children. I Thank God for Billy Graham and for what the ministry did in my life....
 

God Sent

Michael Newsome United States
I have seen him on TV many times.  He sent a mesage so clear and plain. God has used him to reach and proclia...
 

Thanks, Billy!

Greg Paulsen Kansas City, MO USA
Dear Billy, I've read your columns in our newspaper every day for the last twenty years. Your columns have ...
 

Exemplary Christ Walk

Tonai Barnes Essex, MD USA
When I was 18 years old, I decided that I wanted to give my life to Christ. By my 19th birthday I decided that...
 

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...
 

Happy Birthday and Thank-You, Brother Graham!!!

Jacki Thrower Spokane, WA
Dearest Brother Graham, I was "introduced" to your ministry by my Grandmother (via the television) when I w...
 

Just a card in a hymnal

Mary Vollmar Sun City, AZ USA
When I was at a very low point in my life I walked into a church I had never been to before. In the rack on th...
 

God Bless My Grandmother and Billy Graham

Elizabeth McDonald Jefferson, GA USA
Billy, I grew up watching you on tv. My grandmother would insist on watching you every time you were on tv in ...
 

Diane Zehnder Bellevue, WA USA
Dr. Graham Thank you for being an unchanging, constant, humble servant of God, and an example of God's love...
 

Billy Graham

Charyse Kirby Lexington, KY USA
I never made it to any crusades but I loved watching you on tv. My mother and I loved hearing the choir sing J...
 

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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