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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...
Mitchel Wilson Mount Pleasant, NC USA
Dear Dr.Graham and family, I want you to know I am praying for you and your family. You have been such an ins...

Day by Day with Billy Graham

Malcolm Duke Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
After watching a T.V. crusade in 1976, I ordered a free copy of the book DAY by DAY WITH BILLY GRAHAM. This wa...

My Husband's Conversion


Many Thanks

Darlene Robins Ontario, Canada
I became born again in 1981. Since that time I was fortunate enough to meet some young Christians who guided m...
Anselm Miller Johnston, RH USA
When I was a teenager I had friends in school but I was still not happy with myself. When school was over for ...

God Sent

Michael Newsome United States
I have seen him on TV many times.  He sent a mesage so clear and plain. God has used him to reach and proclia...

You Planted The Seeds

Anthony Estatico Yonkers, NY USA
Dear Bro. Graham: Greetings in the Name of our Lord & Savior Jesus Chist. I was first introduced to ...
Wanda Laning Springfield, GA USA
MY husband and I were best friends, we met each other at our jobs,  we love the Lord with all our hearts, and...


Julianne Chaney Birmingham, AL USA
I was only 12 or 13 when I was singing in the choir that year, and the Crusade had come to Birmingham, Alabama...

Marty Carpenter San Antonio, TX USA
My Mother was in a wheel chair the last 7 years of her life due to arthritis of the spine. She was in Lubbock ...

Billy Graham - A Man After God's Own Heart

Shannon Montague Austin, TX USA
I have been blessed through the years as I've watched the Billy Graham crusades, and count it a privilege to h...

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...

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...

A broken heart

Theresa Keyser Killeen, TX USA
I was only about 6 years old when I was hospitalized for mental illness. My reason was at 5 years old I decide...

Libby ,
Dr. Graham, As a little girl I would listen to every crusade and after each message I would ask Jesus to save...

Always an Inspiration

Teresa butler Tennessee
I saw Billy Graham in Nashville, TN. He is and will always be an inspiration to me!

Cathy Matamoros Fullerton, CA USA
Thank you for being a blessing to so many. My family and I will always treasure the day we saw you at the Rose...

A Man After God's Heart

Kathy Marshall Hidden Springs, ID USA
I just wanted to say what an inspiration Billy Graham has been over the years to so many. I started out skepti...

Memories of Billy Graham

Cathy Keogler Parkland, FL
I first started to watch the Billy Graham crusades when I was in high school. I thought "someday, I am going t...

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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