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Just As I Am

Karen Peckham NB, Canada
I was a young 10 year old when I went forward at a Leighton Ford crusade. After that I sung in crusade choirs ...
 

Coming Home..

Melinda Looney Abingdon, VA USA
Growing up in an Air Force family, I was always moving and therefore had no church home. The air base held a S...
 

From TV to heaven...

Ruth Bolin Canton, SD USA
My mother died May 12, 2007, just short of her 90th birthday. It was a day of celebration for her six children...
 
Mary Jane Nielsen Lincoln, NE USA
I was 9 years old when my family attended Expo 72 in Texas. When I came home I wrote a poem for Billy Graham. ...
 

In Front of the TV

David Morton, PhD Lakeland, FL USA
In 1973, at the age of 25, I assumed the pastorate of a church in Panama City, FL. I immediately met "Lottie a...
 

Always Believed

Diane Knowlton Maine
When I was a little girl, every Sunday night when I went into visit my grandmother (who I loved & miss dea...
 

Since Way Back When...

Priscilla TAN Fresno, CA USA
Stacks of "Decision" magazine sat somewhere in the small drugstore in our home in Indonesia. It was the 1970s....
 

An Elder Brother.....

Kyle Larson New York, NY USA
I have watched Billy on TV ever since I came to Jesus back in 1975 at the age of 10. I have attended a few of ...
 

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, ...
 

Translation from English to Filipino of the book

Pastor Luis Mendez San Leandro, California USA
INVITATION (Mula sa aklat na: Billy Graham and the Lives that Touched) By Boz and Aram Tchividjian Grand ch...
 

Love saved me

Donna White Stockbridge, GA USA
One day back in 2002, I was awake in my bed late at night. I was watching TV and Billy Graham came on preachi...
 

Thank You from the Caribbean

Sandrene Griffin Cayon, St. Kitts
HI DEAR BROTHER GRAHAM,IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE FOR GOD TO RAISE UP MIGHTY MEN LIKE YOU TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL ...
 

Blessed

Marvin Rethmel Cohocton, NY USA
I remember this Crusade...it was held at the Defiance high school football field. The place was packed with pe...
 

GREAT BLESSINGS

Alberta Walls , USA
I am currently reading your autobiogaphy and it is a great blessing and exciting to see how all over the world...
 

Third Generation

Miriam Maldonado Astoria, NY USA
Hi Billy, I never had a chance to thank you for your sacrifice. My father who was born in Puerto Rico and h...
 

Saved On The Forty Yard Line

Jackie Belt Rockwall, TX USA
I accepted Jesus Christ as my saviour at Alamo Stadium in June 1968. A place where I played high school footba...
 

Elaine Dalton Hurt, VA USA
Dear Billy & Ruth Graham, Thank you for being America's messengers for God! Thank you for the admirable r...
 

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...
 

Marty Carpenter San Antonio, TX USA
My Mother was in a wheel chair the last 7 years of her life due to arthritis of the spine. She was in Lubbock ...
 

Thank you, Reverend Graham

Wendy Woodworth Marinette, WI
As a teenager growing up the 1960's, I first "met" Billy Graham in my grandparents' home. Grandpa and Grandma ...
 

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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