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God's Faithful Pursuit of Me..using Billy Graham

Candace Harris Mechanicsburg, PA USA
I was raised in a Christian home. In fact, I am the the fourth generation of reborn Christians. However, somet...
 

Oil Town USA

Melvin Fahs Hicksville, Ohio USA
Dear Mr. Graham: I was born into a loving Christian family on May 24, 1946 in Binghamton, New York. My Dad ...
 
Elizabeth Thompson Elk Grove, CA USA
She Didn't Show Up, but God Did I was thrilled as I entered Arco Arena to hear Billy Graham speak. Thrilled...
 

'Joni'

Bill Falls Crystal Beach, FL USA
In 1982 my MSU Symphony Choir direstor called me to see if I wanted to see the movie 'Joni' that she had two f...
 

You Speak to our Church each Sunday

Sylvia Yarbro-Wherry El Dorado, AR USA
I was brought up in the church. My mother was a very prayerful woman who was a powerful influence and witness ...
 

Passing down the baton

Leo Pierre-Jerome , FL USA
What an amazing journey you've had. I remember, as a toddler, watching some of your crusades on television. I ...
 

A Seed of Faith

Brenda Thompson Warren, MI USA
I wanted to tell my story, because at the age of 8 years old Pastor Graham planted the first real seed of fait...
 

Dedicated for Ministry

My youth director took a bus load of teenagers to your crusade in the L.A. Coliseum in 1963 I was 13 and seeki...
 

Inspiration to Young Pastors..in 1951

Edna King Summit, Mississippi
In 1951 my husband, Rev. Eddie King, and I were serving Asheville St. Baptist Church in Morganton,NC. In April...
 
Linda Ellis TX, TX USA
"Billy Graham", yes the name certainly rings a tone of Strength, Courage, Honor and Humility. To be honest I c...
 

The best friend I never met

Martin Gibeau arvada, CO USA
It's hard to put into words what Billy means to me. He's my hero. I so look forward to meeting him and telling...
 

Thank you Billy Graham! *albo

Allie Bernier Saint Paul, MN USA
Among the millions that have come to the Lord as a result of a Billy Graham Crusade, I am only one but the imp...
 

Leticia Olivar San Jacinto, CA USA
I THANK GOD FOR YOU PAPA BILLY GRAHAM. I WAS BORN IN LOS ANGELES LIVED WITH MY HUMBLE MEXICAN PARENTS. I WAS W...
 

Jim Bodsworth San Salvador, El Salvador
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INSPIRED BY DR. GRAHAM'S MESSAGES MAY OUR FATHER BLESS YOU ALWAYS.
 

Billy Graham, greatest preacher ever!!

Sharon Edwards Olathe, KS USA
I can remember growing up and never missing Billy Graham on TV. My mom was a big Billy Graham fan. And to this...
 

Kathy Fanning Grayson, GA USA
The year was 1985 and I was 26 years old. I had a husband, 2 children and a nice home. But something was missi...
 

Thru Your Workers

Dollie Canfield Guthrie, OK USA
During your Houston Crusade (aprox'63) after the message, my twin sister Barbara (Groom, at the time) & my...
 

Heaven in my fathers heart

Kathyn Hall Traverse City, MI USA
Several years ago my father became very ill. He had several strokes and then his heart began to fail. As a chi...
 

Thank you

Carol Elliott lithonia, ga USA
Dear Dr. Billy Graham. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for allowing God to use you over the air w...
 

Edwin & Joyce Ketterling Libertyville, IL USA
We praise our God for your faithfulness in presenting His gospel. We are thankful to God for Ruth's admonishme...
 

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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