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Lynne Raymond Oklaholma City, OK USA
When I was only 3 years old my mother and father took me to the local fairgrounds to hear a preacher they had ...
 

Thanks for the memories--keep them coming & for God s glory

Gary Holmes Elkton, MD USA
When the internet was first starting & my pastor was very ill I emailed numerous places for prayer. The BG...
 

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...
 

Help Along the Way

Patricia Painter Fiskeville, Scituate, RI, United States
In 1951, when I was seven, my Mother sent me to a summer camp where I accepted the Lord as my Savior. My famil...
 

Why Billy Graham is my Hero

Margie Sanders Mpls, MN
I have watched you since I was a little girl with my grandma and then parents and now husband. You are the mos...
 

Saved in Sweden 1978

Amy Wood Greenville, SC
Take yourself back to your pre-teen years. Now see yourself as an American pre-teen living with your family in...
 

Thank You

Joseph Basler Spartanburg, SC, United States
Thank you, Dr Graham, for your lifetime of faithfulness. My parents took me to see you in Norfolk, VA in 1974....
 

The Continual Blessing of Jesus through Billy

Robert Rienecke Loveland Ohio
I had a wonderful mother and father while growing up and they both were Christians. My mother and grandmother ...
 
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...
 

My Memories with My Great- Grand Parents

Hannah Ruth Tchividjian DeLand, FL USA
Ever since I can remember, the names Billy and Ruth Graham have meant something to me. It is very unusual for ...
 

His ministry made a huge difference in my life

Nancy Davis Grand Rapids, MI, United States
I truly believe I am a Christian today because of Billy Graham's ministry, and am so thankful! Back in 1948 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...
 

Salvation

Beverly Weatherly Fort Worth, TX USA
I have watched Billy Graham on Tv most of my life. I thought I was saved when I was 5yr old but as an adult I ...
 

Ed LaRossa ,
I was into drugs and was very lost as a teenager around 1971 and the only preacher I heard of was Billy Graham...
 

June Agresti Phoenix, AZ USA
Dear Billy Graham, I was born in 1946, but my life did not really begin until the spring of 1971 in Pittsbu...
 

One of A Kind - Humble Soul Winner For Christ

Gerri Marks Murfreesboro, TN USA
I've never attended a Crusade; however, the many times that I have had the opportunity to witness the powerful...
 

Lexy Capp Henderson, NV USA
Billy Graham and Ruth Graham have represented our Lord Jesus Christ with a standard of excellence! I am deligh...
 

A Man After God's Heart

Kathy Marshall Hidden Springs, ID USA
I just wanted to say what an inspiration Billy Graham has been over the years to so many. I started out skepti...
 

Nancy Yuen Redlands, CA USA
WOW! Ever since I've been alive on this earth, which appears to be about 64 years now counting my 9 months in ...
 

Too Young?

Karen Price , MT USA
When you came to Boise, Idaho, years ago, I attended with a friend and my 2-1/2 year-old daughter. While waiti...
 

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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