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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...
 
Donna Ice Diamond Bar, CA USA
My story started back in 1985. I was the youngest in our church choir (only 15 years) and completely excited t...
 

Translation from English to Filipino of the book

Pastor Luis Mendez San Leandro, California USA
INVITATION (Mula sa aklat na: Billy Graham and the Lives that Touched) By Boz and Aram Tchividjian Grand ch...
 

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...
 
Jeanne Mellott Baker City, OR USA
  Back in 1991 or '92, your ministry caME to Portland, Oregon. My mother-in-law had been praying a ver...
 

Amazing Grace

Derrick Lockhart Springfield, Virginia
I first learned of this great man of God as young boy. I once again encountered the teachings of Dr. Graham wh...
 

Hope For The Troubled Heart

Dana Humes Arden, NC USA
I was a sixteen year old mother and crazy in love with my sons father, however we were not married. He played ...
 
Diane Zehnder Bellevue, WA USA
Dr. Graham Thank you for being an unchanging, constant, humble servant of God, and an example of God's love...
 

Born Again

Judith Buchanan Germantown, MD USA
I want to share my story of how God used the faithful preaching of Billy Graham to introduce me to a relations...
 

A Tribute to Billy Graham

Rose Huseonica , USA
A Billy Graham crusade aired on national television was my first introduction to the preaching of God's Word. ...
 

My Grandmother and Billy Graham

Vivian Johnson Houston,, TX USA
When I grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, we had one channel on television. My family watched Billy Graham Crus...
 

A Strong Influence

Ed Sinke Tyler, TX, United States
Growing up in a non religious /catholic home with Dutch immigrant parents who surrived slave labor camps and t...
 

How BGEA affected us

Louise Sulack Coon Rapids,, MN USA
I want to thank you for your ministry and how you touched our lives. When this happened for us in the '60s we...
 

Hope

Narcissa Nolen Sherrard, IL USA
I have hope in Christ Jesus because of people like you and the holy word of God that you have made known throu...
 

Deann Owen Lewis Crescent, OK USA
My grandfather (Big Daddy) died in 1963, leaving a grieving lost widow. Big Mama didn't drive, had never writt...
 

Susan Keller Easton, PA USA
When I hear the name "Billy and Ruth Graham" I always think of Jesus Christ, when I hear his preaching I am al...
 

Thank YOU

Stephen Fair Canal Winchester, OH USA
Dr. Graham, I wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you. I was saved at 19 at a campmeeting in Ohio, ...
 

Payback

Walter Durst Greenville, SC USA
My father, John Durst, was an educational pioneer in the Southern Baptist Convention. We spent many summers at...
 

Man of God

William Perry Tucson, AZ USA
I wish that there were more men like Billy Graham in the world, it would be such a great place to live. I star...
 

Just Blessed

michaele lowman Candler, NC, United States
I have been lucky to have been blessed my whole life, I have not had any real tragedies in my life. I have bee...
 

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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