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Call Center Worker

Theresa Jones Erwin, TN USA
I was able to work in a Call Center for the Billy Graham Television Ministry. That experience was truly a Bles...
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...
Norma Vannoy Forest, VA USA
Since l970 I have been thanking God for Billy Graham. While watching a telecast in August, I heard him ask the...
Frank Dearing Fort Worth, TX USA

When We Were Little

Kathy Skalbeck Los Lunas, NM USA
When we were little, my mom used to make my sister and I take a bath on Saturday nights so that we would be ni...

Eternal Life and Beyond

Paul Turner Columbus, OH USA
During my sophmore year of college I started to try and figure out what it really meant to be a Christian. My ...

Billy showed me there was a God. I just tried to love everyone and help everyone.

Rosa Rivera Carson City, NV USA
Revised 09/02/07 RE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH * PLEASE READ I would like to write this article for domest...

Early memories:

Janice Eccleston Groton, CT United States
I accepted the Lord when chalk artist Ding Teuling was speaking at Rumney Bible Conference grounds in Rumney, ...
Sandi Niemeier Lawton, LO USA
I was probably 10 when I attended an outdoor revival featuring Billy Graham. I remember it like it was yesterd...

Many Thanks

Darlene Robins Ontario, Canada
I became born again in 1981. Since that time I was fortunate enough to meet some young Christians who guided m...

Lori Gould Beatrice, NE USA
I am so happy to know that someday I will get to meet the man that so greatly touched our world for Christ. To...

Daddy Bill

Melissa Furniss Simpsonville, SC
My story with sweet Billy began at the age of five. I was a BIG Psalty the Singing Songbook fan, so my parents...

Scrambled Eggs

Jan Indiana
After divorce and remarriage to unbeliever, I was suffering from the guilt of divorce and being unequally yoke...

Dolores Beresford Grass Valley, CA USA
I was a 24yr old woman living in Lake Tahoe Calif. I worked with several people, but most notably were two men...

Jesus as My Lord

Katherine Hines Mbale, Budaka Uganda
I first came to Christ when I was 15 years of age through reading the Bible and listening to Christian program...

Fond Memories with My Grandparents

Janet Madden Anderson, South Carolina
Remember my grandparents watching his TV appearances and I'm so thankful for those memories! So thankful Billy...


Wilhelmina Pinner Brooklyn, NY USA

After 35 Years, Thank You Billy

Victoria Daggett ,
Dear Billy Graham, I received the Lord as my Savior at a young age and was baptized at age 9. Not unusual c...

God's humble servant

Kevin Gilbert Lexington, KY USA
It seems as if Billy has always been with us. It is because he has spoken The Word of God with humility and po...

Martha McCullough Irvine, IN USA
Thank you Billy and Ruth Graham for being so devoted to God's call in your lives that you have influenced mill...

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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