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Billy Graham Crusade in San Antonio

Lisa Burkhardt Worley San Antonio, TX
I was a Children's Counselor at the Billy Graham Crusade in San Antonio. One of my close friends, who was not ...
Richard Turner Forrest, VA USA
Dear Billy, In the late 80's, I was living in Jacksonville, Florida and I had developed a pretty bad drinking...

Taylor's Miracle

Gwen Watson Fargo, ND USA
Hi my name is Gwen Watson. I want to share my story with you about my family and how Billy Graham touched our ...
David Zamudio Saint Louis, MO USA
Always humble yet powerful in speech and conduct is what I admire most. Billy could have been anything in life...

how i met billy graham

vernon chism lexington, kentucky usa
after the creusade was over i was an usher my late dad a head usher ,took me back atage while we were walking....

I was the enemy`s friend

matthew atchley huntsville, alabama none
I was looking for somthing to make me happy,I was an angry young man, worshiping satan, tried to summon demons...

Herb's Amazing Transformation

Ron Wipf Minneapolis, MN USA
In 1965 on a cold winter Sunday night, my uncle Herb was watching one of your crusades on TV. His wife had gon...
William Turk Crown Point, IN USA
Back in Jackson, MS in 1952 when I was 12 years old, I watched my father join others and Billy in removing the...

What a man

Dereke Bruce Taichung, Taiwan
Hi there, My Mum and dad took me to a Billy Graham Crusade when I was about 7 or 8 years old, in Auckland N...


Irvin Ferguson Coolidge, AZ USA
I have been a Christian now, since, 2003. I've had my ups and downs, but on Saturday Nights, I watch your Crus...

Thank you, Billy!

Cheryl Corey Austin, MN USA
I just finished watching one of your telecasts from 1985. The crusade messages then were just as meaningful in...

Call Center Worker

Theresa Jones Erwin, TN USA
I was able to work in a Call Center for the Billy Graham Television Ministry. That experience was truly a Bles...

Don't forget to go to church

Suzette Keramidas Waterford, CT
After my mother died, I stopped going to church for ten years. In those ten years, I would always watch your b...


Marilyn Destefano George Industria, Western Province South Africa
Dr. Billy Graham, thank you for coming to Pittsburgh, PA in 1968. My eldest son, then 10 years old received Je...

A Child Saved

Nancy McDonald Baton Rouge, LA, United States
As a child I was physically and emotionally abused. I was never told I was loved and was always told I had no ...

Marry Ann Fields , USA
In 1971 in a small town in Louisiana I watched a Billy Graham crusade on my parent's television. I went forwar...

Charlotte, Billy's on the TV

Charlotte Myers Liberty, SC USA
As a very young child. I would say around 5 years old, my maternal grandmother would come and stay with us for...

Thank You Billy Gram-ham!

Kathy Brannon Homosassa, FL USA
Thank you, Billy Gram-ham! Our youngest daughter was only 6 in 1976...but she knew who you were. Just learn...

Staff Devotions

Derek Turner , NC USA
My respect for Billy Graham has always been high. But that respect grew tremendously after my interaction with...

Cheryl Ford Chula Vista, CA USA
The time was June 1972. The place was Dallas, TX. The event was in 72. My husband Clay was a youth pastor, and...

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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