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Billy Graham - A Man After God's Own Heart

Shannon Montague Austin, TX USA
I have been blessed through the years as I've watched the Billy Graham crusades, and count it a privilege to h...
 
George Boynton Wilmington, NC USA
As a freshman in High School the Fall of 1956, I made a reel-to-reel tape recording off the air (my little rad...
 

Generations.....

W John Lewis Castalia, NC USA
It was right after World War 2 when Billy came to England for a crusade. My Dad and Mom heard about the crusad...
 

My Father

Keith Evans Oakville, IN
In May of 2002, my father passed away at the age of 79 years old. He lived a full wonderful life, and knew our...
 

Remembering Mom & Billy Graham

Julie Van Inwagen Hazen, ND
I remember back when I was just a kid, back when you only got 2 or 3 TV channels (black & white) and how o...
 

Billy Graham and My Life

Carol L Lancaster Louisiana
As a chile, I too, watched Billy Graham on TV in my mother's living room, and I have loved him ever since. He...
 
Lacy DeBerry Winston-Salem, NC USA
Dr. Graham, Thank you so much for being a faithful servant of God to the world! Many lives have been changed ...
 

Billy

Jack Hu coconutcreek, florida united states
I heard so much about you Billy that convinces me to want to meet you face to face in person. Your great grand...
 

God's love

Donald BAGBY Macon, NC USA
My wife died recently, I asked God to let her speak to me from heaven. He did, she did. She said itisnice...
 
Sylvia Dannelley McCree ,
I came to know the Lord because of the faithful sharing of God's love and His Word by my parents, who were mis...
 

Once was enough!

Thelma Swims Bartlett, IL USA
I would like to share my story. I am an African American female and my name is Thelma. I grew up in a small to...
 

Grace and Love

Marian Dirks Duluth, MN USA
In the summer of 1961, my husband, Bill, and I were asked by my cousin to go to a Billy Graham Crusade at the ...
 

Kids sure are smart!

Lydia Warner Lyons, IN USA
My father, mother, brother and I were watching the 1982 Billy Graham Crusade on TV. At the end of the program,...
 

one more in heaven

Mary G. , USA
Like so many others, Jesus Christ reached into my heart through Billy's faithful proclamation of the Gospel...
 

Payback

Walter Durst Greenville, SC USA
My father, John Durst, was an educational pioneer in the Southern Baptist Convention. We spent many summers at...
 

A Child Saved

Nancy McDonald Baton Rouge, LA, United States
As a child I was physically and emotionally abused. I was never told I was loved and was always told I had no ...
 

David Ross Monterrey, Mexico
Billy, You have dedicated your life to The Eternal one and thru many have been saved and will enjoy eternal...
 

Restored at Last

Lawry Wootton Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
I was a gang leader at the age of 19yrs. I wanted so desperately to find God yet didnt know how to go about it...
 

A Night to Remember

Annette Bordies Central Islip, NY USA
Dear Billy In the early fifties my mother used to listen to many preachers on the radio but your message al...
 

I heard your voice before I was born

Heather Dawson, MD Charleston, SC USA
Dr. Graham, you came to Toronto Canada 1955 the year my parents were expecting me so I heard your voice before...
 

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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