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Jo-Nyla Hockaday ,
WOW!! There is so much I could say about Reverend Billy Graham. I grew up watching the Billy Graham Crusades u...
Jennifer Goodman Baltimore, MD USA
didn't personally watch or hear Billy Graham speak but my mom did and he had a wonderful effect on her. She is...

Good times

Bud Shepherd Va
You, Mr. Billy, have been around for many moons, and since I was a child I have always watched your programs o...

My Hope, My Love, My Great Godly Man

Donnie Wilson Tacoma, WA USA
Dear Pastor Graham, Thank you for your message. I really do not have a story to tell you. I very sorry, for...

Thank you!!

Charles Wood Pelham, Massachusetts
I just wanted to wish Mr. Graham a 'Happy Birthday' and may God bless you today and everyday! Thank you for th...

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...
Esteban Egea Plano, TX USA
I have watched Billy Graham's crusades on television many times, and have his small book "Hope for Every Day: ...

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...

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...

My daddy, brought to tears.

Jannah Grace Auburn Hills, MI USA
I prayed and asked Almighty God to speak to you-Billy Graham,through His Spirit in me tonight. I am a 56 year ...

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...

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...


Carol McSwain Hempstead, TX USA
Dear Rev. Graham: As a child growing up in Minneapolis, I heard your name often. My sweet, precious little ...

Thank You from the Caribbean

Sandrene Griffin Cayon, St. Kitts

Souls Saved in China

Mark Czanderna Antioch Tennessee
Thank you Billy Graham and praise the Lord for an interview you did on the radio back in 1984-85. I saw the...

One Selfless Act

Mayra Sarita Bronx, NY USA
Praise The Lord, One night in May of 1984, I was in a desperate mental condition when I went in my bedroom ...

I was going through a very difficult time in my marriage. I put my 5 children to bed early and was sitting won...

Found Christ with the help of Billy Graham

rose santos St. Louis, MO USA
Mr. Graham: You are a special, special human being. Thank you for helping to rescue me from certain doom an...


Maria Parker Orlando, Fl USA
BLOCKED IN THE CLOSET At the age of 2 years old my parents divorced and in 1962 the father NEVER got custody ...

Beth Messena Texas, TN USA
I just want to say that I am so thankfull to mom for having me watch Billy Graham, and he is so good and such ...

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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