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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...
 

My New Story

Aram Tchividjian West Palm Beach, FL
Again was I suddenly recalled to my immediate surroundings by a repetition of the weird moan from the depths o...
 

Joined a friend

catherine meilleur Watertown, NY USA
Billy had spoken and made the alter call...my friend felt she was called to go forward, so as not to lose each...
 

When I Met You

Gary Clark Arlington, TX
I met you in 2002 at your hotel in Dallas, Texas. I had volunteered with the Revival all year and I got to go ...
 

His Presence

Mary Potts Havana, IL USA
I, as a young mother of 20 with my dear husband lost our first born at the age of only eight days. We were jus...
 

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 ...
 

My hero!!

Pam Hahn Moneta, VA
I wasn't saved under Billy Graham's ministry, but as a little girl I can remember my father, Bill Allen, refer...
 

Now I know Jesus Christ personally

Elizabeth Smith Essex, England UK
I was raised in a Christian family and attended a traditional Anglican Sunday School and Church. I learned abo...
 

Am Always With You

Amanda Ashline Granite Falls, NC USA
Whenever we loose someone we love an angel comes down from heaven and takes them in there arms and spreads ...
 
Mauren Rattray , Canada Canada
I was born in Jamaica, the West Indies. I came to know the Lord in a personal way January 1964 when Billy Grah...
 

Billy Graham Crusade 1978

Mike Fornicoia Apple Valley, MN USA
I have been a follower of Billy Graham's for over 30 years and had the opportunity to serve at one of the Crus...
 

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...
 

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...
 

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 ...
 

Lauren Woodward Romoland, CA USA
Dear Reverend Graham, I wanted to say thank you for all that you and your wife have meant to me. I did not ...
 

Born Again!

Mark Harvey Carmel, CA USA
In October, 1988, I became Born Again after reading one of Dr. Graham's books. Since that time he has been a s...
 

Crump Stadium

JoAnn Austill Nesbit, MS USA
Billy, I was only 16 yrs old and my friend and her mother & I were attending your crusade, the same sta...
 

JUST IN TIME

Charles Melvin Palm Coast, FL USA
IN 1958, I WAS A NEW BELIEVER, FRESH FROM A METHODIST CAMP MEETING THAT BROUGHT ME TO CHRIST. RETURNING HOME, ...
 

My Hope America

Adam Morgan Dallas, TX
I write this on November 6th, a day before our country sees what will be a "historical marker" for years and y...
 

Growing In My Faith In Jesus

Sheila Harbin Toronto, Ontario Canada
Dear Billy: I was already a believer and follower of Jesus Christ when you came to Toronto in 1995. I signe...
 

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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