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Unforgetable day in Romania

Tina Patan Portland, OR USA
It was about 27 yers ago when Mr.Graham visited Romania. For a communist country at that time it was out of th...
 

My Testimony

Ken Tinkham Eureka, California
  I was a senior in high school in 1970. I was one of the few “long haired” kids at school. I was ...
 

Again was I suddenly recalled

Khan Mahmud
Again was I suddenly recalled to my immediate surroundings by a repetition of the weird moan from the depths o...
 

Faithful Servant

Jennifer Lombardi Omaha, NE USA
I am deeply appreciate all Billy Graham has done to honor our Father in Heaven. With his wisdom I have learned...
 

Saved

Jane LaCaze Arkansas
I attended one of your sermons at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA when I was fourteen years old. When you asked p...
 
Larry Spach Charlotte, NC USA
In 1954, Easter Sunday in Winston Salem, my dad asked Jesus into his heart listening to Billy on the radio at ...
 
Laura Hall Marietta, OH USA
I was deeply touched by your messages during my teenage years. I wanted to serve God and found strength in you...
 

Time To Run

Diane Moyer Laureldale, PA USA
One would think that because I was a churched Sunday School kid, I would know Jesus. I knew about Jesus as a p...
 

Thank You

John Bergsing ,
Rather than posting a long story I just want to thank you, Billy, for your uncompromising devotion to the L...
 
Bob Linde Jacksonville, FL USA
My story is very simple. I can't say that I was brought to Christ through Brother Billy Graham's messages, but...
 

Mine is a typical story, but my own.

Angela Ambrose Vienna, VA USA
My grandmother, who had given me my first Bible, recognized my interest in reading the Bible at an early age. ...
 

Cancer

Grace Pace Hickory, North Carolina USA
When I was 80 years young I Had melanona cancer. I had surgery then radiation and chemotherapy. I know God hea...
 

Rhonda O Jefferson, TE USA
I've watched Billy Graham all my life and have learned from him how a Christian is supposed to live and how a ...
 

Thank you from England!

Margaret Myerscough London, UK
Never attended a crusade, and Billy Graham was bed news on the radio on Sunday nights. Looking back on my life...
 

One Boy Looking For The Creator

Chad West Clintwood, VA USA
God bless you Billy Graham Family for giving up each other's time for the anointed calling in your lives. I li...
 

William - Do Tell

Susan Miller (nee Crerar) Langley, British Columbia Canada
I can remember watching the Billy Graham Crusades on television as a young girl - but didn't really "grasp it ...
 

My Sonya

Cheryl Lambert Roseboro, NC USA
It was September 21, 1980, a day much like today here in North Carolina, when I heard a loud knock on my back ...
 

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...
 

Building Faith

Nancy Knight Lee's Summit, MO USA
I have grown up watching Billy Graham Crusades all my life, and have always received so much from them. I also...
 

Billy Graham - Faithfulness and Integrity!

BETTY FRITZKE Yorkton, SK, Canada
Your FAITHFULNESS AND INTEGRITY greatly impacted me all my life but especially as a teenager, when I first hea...
 

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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