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The Night God Came Into My Heart

Meg Griffin Simpsonville, KY USA
My name is Meg Griffin. My husband and I live near Louisville,Ky where he is an equine veterinarian. We have t...
 

Dear Mr. Graham....

LInda Eddy Thompsons Station, TN USA
My mom told me this story one day. When I was a little girl, old enough to write, I did something very unusual...
 

Thank You, Billy

Anonymous Centennial, Colorado
When I was growing up in North Dakota in the early 50's, I remember listening to Billy Graham on the radio and...
 

Long walk to the front

Mickey Radcliff Van Buren, AR
It was - as I can best recall - 1964 at a place called "Jet Stadium" in Columbus, Ohio. My Mom, God rest her s...
 

Billy Speaks to Me From 1958

Ross Weaver Lakewood, CA
I had an amazing experience on the night of 5th of March 2008. I was home alone, channel surfing and I find a ...
 

Thanks for the Movies!

Mary Ann McGuire Scranton, PA USA
I knew about the crusades, but never could sit through one. I went to see a movie with friends during my fresh...
 

Thank you Billy

Mim Roberts Seaford, DE USA
Dear Billy, Thank you so much for being obedient to God! I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 9 year...
 

Unconditional Love.....

Pamela Elder Sellersville, PA USA
I was born July 19th, 1956 to Erma Cray McDonald. Erma was divorced with only an 8th grade education. I was he...
 

A Shared Birthday with Billy Graham!

Janette Cole Wood Lake, MN USA
Billy Graham, both of my parents and I all share the same birthday, November 7th! In fact, my Dad was born in ...
 

Thank You Billy!!

Ronald Nash Kansas City, MO USA
Just wanted to write you my own thank you note. I first attended one of your crusades in New York City, I beli...
 

Faithful

Derrick Sales , Namibia
Dear Mr. Graham. I have never had the honor of sitting in one of your meetings, however my life has been im...
 

Touched by an Evangelist's Message about God!!!!!

Marquis Garner , WI USA
I was saved before I had ever even seen a Billy Graham Crusade! But I can tell you one thing for sure, Billy's...
 

Born Again!

Mark Harvey Carmel, CA USA
In October, 1988, I became Born Again after reading one of Dr. Graham's books. Since that time he has been a s...
 

America's Pastor

Johnnie Britton Memphis, TN USA
I never got to go to one of your crusades and I have never met you. Yet you seemed to know me. Thank you Ti...
 

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....
 

THE LASTING DIFFERENCE

Cindy Hylrin Plano, TX USA
I want to say THANK YOU for your ministry to my life. About a year ago I first started watching the "Billy Gra...
 

Thanks for Everything

Krystal Grooters Raleigh, nc USA
Dear Dr. Graham, I wanted to thank you for all of the guidance and encouragement that you have give...
 

Training Others to be Evangelists

Ruth Radmacher Portland, Oregon, United States
My husband, Earl Radmacher, attended all the meetings of the Billy Graham Crusade in Portland, Oregon, in 1950...
 

Amsterdam 2000

Joe Diaz Tacoma, WA USA
I had the priveledge of being invited to attend the Amsterdam 2000 in Amsterdam, Netherlands in the Summer of ...
 

Impact for Generations!

Joseph Ajibade ILORIN, KWARA STATE, Nigeria
PAPA BILLY GRAHAM, SHALOM SIR. YOU ARE A GRANDFATHER TO US IN THE FAITH. OUR FATHERS HAVE KEPT TELLING US OF Y...
 

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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