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Thank you for your leadership

Peggy Henderson Houston, TX USA
Thank you, God for Billy Graham and his family, bright lights in this dark world. Words cannot express than...
 

Dear Mr. Graham....

Pal Stevens Red Oak, TX USA
It is an honor to be able to send you a personal note. I have watched your crusades on television since a youn...
 
Shelly Bragg Clarkston, MI USA
I remember as a child going to see Billy Graham with my two older sisters and my parents. He was talking at th...
 

Through Generations

Mary Jane Kulp Souderton, PA USA
I first heard of Billy Graham from my grandfather. Grandpa would sit by the radio and listen to Billy whenever...
 

You Speak to our Church each Sunday

Sylvia Yarbro-Wherry El Dorado, AR USA
I was brought up in the church. My mother was a very prayerful woman who was a powerful influence and witness ...
 

My Hope America

Adam Morgan Dallas, TX
I write this on November 6th, a day before our country sees what will be a "historical marker" for years and y...
 

In Front of the TV

David Morton, PhD Lakeland, FL USA
In 1973, at the age of 25, I assumed the pastorate of a church in Panama City, FL. I immediately met "Lottie a...
 

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...
 
Dr. Tony Gibson ,
I came to faith in Jesus Christ at the Billy Graham New York City Crusade in 1957. I was singing in the choir ...
 

God Bless You Rev. Billy Graham

Debbie Edwards Newport News, VA USA
Hearing the preaching of Rev. Billy Graham has been a tremendous inspiration in my life because he identifies ...
 

Ashley Smith ,
I remember my father, an alcoholic atheist, telling me to sit down and watch Billy Graham on TV one night. He ...
 

His Presence

Mary Potts Havana, IL USA
I, as a young mother of 20 with my dear husband lost our first born at the age of only eight days. We were jus...
 

Its time to go home

Sandra Kohlhepp Chippewa Falls, WI USA
I wanted to share my life changing experience I had due to a televised Billy Graham crusade, as God through Mr...
 

Sunny Sallings Rome, GA USA
Please allow me to say I have never personally met Billy Graham. I have never been to one of his great crusade...
 

Marsha Prince huntington, WV USA
Where do I start? I cannot think of another man of God on this earth that I have more respect for. I was raise...
 

My wife..Norma

Adolfo Juiel Idaho Falls, ID USA
Norma was not a Christian, but I was in love with her. I had been asking God to give me a help mate, that love...
 

"What about me"

Mary James Riverdale, GA USA
My sons and I were watching Billy Graham on television when we were in Washington D.C. At the end when Billy G...
 

Helen Pasanen Action Ontario, CA USA
A Tribute to Dr. Graham In December of 1968 while watching Dr. Graham on television, the simple gospel mess...
 

I THANK JESUS CHRIST

Ivette Woods Jersey City, NJ USA
Hi brother...God bless you. I thank God for your life. I thank God for keeping you, guiding you and teaching y...
 

God Bless You

Ray Dunn Kearney, MO USA
Dear Dr.Graham : I have read many of articles. They clear up questions concerning many subjects..I use thos...
 

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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