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Tony Smith Romeo, MI USA
I am so grateful to my grandmother and Billy Graham's ministry. As a child I observed my grandmother watching ...
 

God Loves You!

Mary Mills Houston, TX USA
For over 50 years I have heard this man of God preach the word; such power behind those words "God Loves You, ...
 
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...
 

Praise God!

Douglas w Soderdahl Honolulu, HI USA
On 19 Jan 1948, at the Roseland Temple Baptist church in Roseland (in south Chicago), you, Billy were guest sp...
 

Phil Donohue Show Oct. 18 1979

Carol MacFarland Marietta Ga
It was my birthday. I was a Jewish girl and I turned on the Phil Donohue Show. Billy Graham was being intervie...
 
Beth Messena Texas, TN USA
I just want to say that I am so thankfull to mom for having me watch Billy Graham, and he is so good and such ...
 

Testimony

Denise Roberts Portland, OR USA
Hello Dr. Graham: I I am a liberal Christian, and yes. You have had a huge impact on me. Not only do I r...
 

Words Cannot Express

S Good Virginia
Dear Billy, Words cannot express how much your television programs have blessed my life throughout the year...
 
Emily Henson , USA
I love Ruth and Billy Graham! When I was a little girl I loved watching Billy Graham on television. When they...
 

Time with the Grahams

Dot Knuckles Bradenton, FL
In the mid 80's my husband and I attended a Kiwanis convention in Orlando. Our guest speaker was Rev. Billy Gr...
 

Herbert Carter ,
  I was a bible college student preparing for the ministry in North Carolina. On a Sunday afternoon in...
 

Vicki Bowman ,
Most honorable servants of God, Rev. Graham and Ruth: My grandmother used to make my brother and I watch your ...
 

A Life Changing Day...Thank God ! !

Tanya Nemley Amityville, NY USA
I'm a 55 year old mother of 6 children. I Thank God for Billy Graham and for what the ministry did in my life....
 

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...
 

Clorinda Cooper Phoenix, AZ USA
I would like to Thank you Dr. Graham for your faithfulness to be who GOD called you to be. I first had the ...
 

The wall in my heart

Chris Silber Berlin, Germany
I heard Billy Graham preach in Berlin Germany in 1990. One year after the Berlin Wall had come down, his words...
 

Thank you, Billy

Andrew Parkin undefined
I'm 23 years old and didn't find out about Billy Graham till i was 22, and my life changed watching My Hope. I...
 

Mike Bowie ,
One day I was painting my front porch and an older man drove up, 1 mile from the HWY. He said he wasn't sure w...
 

Jay Robert Shauberger Liberty, NJ USA
I don't know much about the Grahams, yet I do know one great story that has impacted my life and that sticks w...
 

Sheila Linder Prairieville, LA USA
I grew up a good "Catholic" girl in an all Catholic community, did all the things I was supposed to do, but wa...
 

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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