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Maria Jernigan Yorktown, VA USA
Dear Billy, I have read so many of your wonderfully God-inspired books and always enjoyed them. I always felt ...

His ministry made a huge difference in my life

Nancy Davis Grand Rapids, MI, United States
I truly believe I am a Christian today because of Billy Graham's ministry, and am so thankful! Back in 1948 my...
Rick Denton ,
Dear Billy and team: My condolences on the loss of Ruth, now at peace with the Savior. I first attended a ...


linda davis chattanooga, tn united states
As a young girl when revivals and crusades were so big in the world...I just barely remember as a young girl m...
LaFaye Grooms Forrest, VA USA
Dear Billy, My story is about the goodness of God and His peace that surpasses all of my understanding. You h...


Saralene Britt Lumberton, NC USA
I just want to thank you Rev. Graham for your unquestionable faith and service to our Lord Jesus Christ. All g...

I just want to show my appreciation

Shanel Tarrant Hempstead, NY USA
I'm not even 18 yet, but I'm so moved by the way that Mr. Graham has touched so many people. Even though i hav...
Eula ,
I was a little girl when Rev. Billy Graham began to broadcast his crusades on TV. My grandmother raised me and...

Grateful to "Daddy Bill" & the Graham Family

Joy Colorado
Fortunately I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home, so learned early what it meant to walk with the Lord...
Jo-Nyla Hockaday ,
WOW!! There is so much I could say about Reverend Billy Graham. I grew up watching the Billy Graham Crusades u...


Brenda Brown College Park, Georgia United States
When I was a little girl, my mom always looked at Billy Graham crusades on TV and whenever he came to Atlanta ...

God Loves You!

Mary Mills Houston, TX USA
For over 50 years I have heard this man of God preach the word; such power behind those words "God Loves You, ...

As a Child!

Brenda Thompson Detroit, MI USA
As a child, I lived around all kind of people, good & bad. The good people showed me love and gave me thin...

Bill Hildebrand Calgary, Canada Canada
I remember meeting Billy at Euro fest 75 backstage, and then 2 hours later I was coming up the steps in the Br...

thank you

tommy caviness Clinton, OK USA

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...

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...

Becky Jensen Ellensburg, WA USA
Just a quick note to thank you Mr. and Mrs. Graham for all of the hundreds or thousands of people you have sha...

Martha McCullough Irvine, IN USA
Thank you Billy and Ruth Graham for being so devoted to God's call in your lives that you have influenced mill...

A Life Changing Day...Thank God ! !

Tanya Nemley Amityville, NY USA
I'm a 55 year old mother of 6 children. I Thank God for Billy Graham and for what the ministry did in my life....

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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