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Becky Block North Bend, WA USA
It is with pleasure that I share my story. When I was five-years-old, in 1961-62, I attended a Billy Graham cr...

God used Television...

Phillip Willetts Truro, Cornwall UK
Thank you Billy... In the early 1950's there were very few families in England who owned a television set, ...

I had hell scared right out of me!

Shirley Kathryn Kingsland, TX USA
I was a church-goer all of my life! I was born on a "baptist blanket!" More than that, I have loved Jesus as f...
Wade Mauck Lancaster, PA USA
Billy's crusades where a part of the confirming process for me as a new born again believer. When I hear his v...

He Brings Glory to Jesus

Margo Mills Hurst, TX USA
I was honored to be a counselor in a crusade in Houston, TX in the 70's not too long after becoming a Christia...
Gena Hood Canton, GA USA
I've never gotten to meet you, although I did get to attend one of your crusades a few years ago. I do not hav...

Billy Graham, the Holy Spirit and Me

Gary Thurman Walters, OK
My parents started taking me to church every Sunday from the time I was about six.  At the age of nine, a wel...

The Family of God on Earth and in Heaven

Candy Green Gustavson Cleveland, GA USA
In 1971, my husband, Tom Green, from a Jewish home,and I, a Gentile, were hippies in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, i...

Trophy of Grace

Gary Haines Colorado Springs, CO USA
Dr. Graham, I am just one of your thousands "Trophies of Grace!" I grew up listening to you, but one night in ...
Jim Bodsworth San Salvador, El Salvador

Carole Lily Lynchburg, VA USA
The power and presence of GOD has flowed through Rev. Billy Graham to the world - but especially to me. I 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...

My story

Doug Becher Hermitage, Nashville, TN
As a grown man of 44, I have been involved with Billy Graham since I was a kid. My parents had us watch his cr...

Anthony Carfagno Atlantic City, NJ USA
Dear Billy, Sometimes it's not the person themselves, but whom that person brings along with them. I'd like t...

Charlotte, Billy's on the TV

Charlotte Myers Liberty, SC USA
As a very young child. I would say around 5 years old, my maternal grandmother would come and stay with us for...

Naomi Iserman Onamia, MN USA
I had just moved from Paradise California, to Laramie Wyoming in 1976. I was unwed with a brand new baby. I wa...

God Bless Billy Graham

Zachary Uram Pittsburgh, PA USA
Thank You, Dr.Graham for your life of evangelization and being faithful to Christ's command to spread the Good...

Jesus used you for His glory!!!

Renee Fiorilli Florida
Dear Rev Billy Graham, I just want to thank you for your ministry. Back when I was in high school in the ea...

Child-Like Faith

Sandy Murphy Meridian, MS USA
I have always been a "church goer". I probably attended church before I was even physically born. My Mother ma...

I worked for Billy Graham

Edward Rothman Minneapolis, MN
When I was a young believer, I used to watch Dr. Graham's crusades on television and they were very helpful to...

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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