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The Night God Came Into My Heart

Meg Griffin Simpsonville, KY USA
My name is Meg Griffin. My husband and I live near Louisville,Ky where he is an equine veterinarian. We have t...
 

One Night Changed Our Lives Forever

Elaine Reeves Las Cruces, NM USA
Dear Billy, I hope it's okay to call you Billy. Although we have never met, I feel like you are a great fri...
 
Michel Miller Charleston, SC USA
My name is Michael Miller and I came to Christ back in 1965. I lived in east Harlem; a part of New York City. ...
 

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 ...
 
Diana DiConti LaCrescenta, CA USA
I am a 46 yr old mother of a 12 yr old son, whom I have raised myself. Troy, my son, I call my angel, as I bec...
 

The Man Who Would Wait

Doug Blair Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Billy's writings have often been pivotal in my development as a Christian. I racall such books as 'Holy Spirit...
 
Ziyu Lu Cedar Park, TN USA
I find it wonderful that Ruth shares her faith in China, where the government heavily regulates religion.
 

My story about Rev. Billy Graham

Carol PA and LA
I have written on this site before. I started watching Mr. Graham when I was a child as my mom watched it and...
 

Saved in the U.K.

Philip Grimmer Ilford, Essex UK
I was born in GT Yarmouth on the 2nd June 1953, which was the Coronation date of Queen Elizabeth. I had an enc...
 
Roger Vandiver Evans, GA USA
  Billy over the years I supported your ministry and prayed for your services. I watch Billy Graham ca...
 

Bendecido!!!

leobardo antonio pineda Juárez, México
Dios ha usado a nuestro hermano Billy para motivacion al contemplar como nuestro Senor Jesucristo, lo usa a mi...
 

Saved

Jane LaCaze Arkansas
I attended one of your sermons at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA when I was fourteen years old. When you asked p...
 

God's Reminder and Blessing

Debbbie Linn Norman, OK USA
I was a volunteer at this crusade. I don't remember what my official title was. I guess that I was an escort...
 

A Godly Servant

Stormy Mills Houston, TX USA
Billy Graham has been an inspiration to me for my entire Christian life, over 55 years. Whenever a crusade was...
 

Karl Rhodes Aurora, CO USA
  I was raised in the Methodist church from when I was a preschooler. But I never really had any idea ...
 

Judy Hazard Highland, MI USA
Dear Mr. Graham:. I heard you speak in Detroit, Michigan when I was a teenager. I gave my heart to Jesus at yo...
 

Basyle Tchividjian Deland, FL USA
After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministr...
 

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 ...
 

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...
 

Billy....You Inspired Me

Drew Pendley Alpharetta, GA USA
I have been a Christian for quite a long time. I'm 21 years old, and have been listening and watching the Bill...
 

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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