Submit Your Story
 
885
19
5

The Stories

most popular most recent Sort by:

Once Upon A Time

Ana Brugueras Freshe Meadows, NY USA
Once upon a time there live a lady by the name of Ana Ortiz. Ana lived in Spanish Harlem, Manhattan, New York ...
 

Saved

Murray Sadler , Canada
Thanks to Billy I was saved in my early teens.Thank you Billy,see you in paradise.
 

Do you want to take second best? *picture added*

Wendy Bryce Penticton, B.C. Canada
    I was about 10 or 13years old. The crusade was broadcast on television back in the late '5...
 
L Gefre ,
Thank you for your spiritual uplifting messages, and the reminder that God is always ready for us to ask Him i...
 

Billy Graham Stopped The Chaos

Carolyn Pearl Kansas City, MO USA
From the time I was a tiny girl, mu father had a raging temper. He abused my mother physically and mentally. M...
 

My Future Husband

Kathleen O'Brien Indianapolis, IN, United States
In the '50's, I attended a Billy Graham Crusade at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. I...
 

Impact in my life and ministry

Prakash Yesudian Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
  I thank God for Dr Billy Graham for his concern to preach the Gospel in simplicity and authority and...
 

When I was a Kid

Veda Funk Nampa, ID
My father became a preacher in 1966; I was 7 years old. We moved from Nampa Idaho, where my dad had been going...
 

Thanks for the Movies!

Mary Ann McGuire Scranton, PA USA
I knew about the crusades, but never could sit through one. I went to see a movie with friends during my fresh...
 

Once Was A Jehovah Witness

Lynda Howington Union City, GA USA
Many years ago I was a Jehovah Witness. One day not of my own understanding I was told by the Holy Spirit, I n...
 

Messages of Spiritual Healing

Katherine Grover United States
When I was a little girl in rural Dent County, MO, my mother would always watch Billy Graham's crusades on TV,...
 

Those Were Truly Great Days

Dorthy Harris Melbourne, Australia
Thank you Billy! I remember as a young child going to your Crusade here in Melbourne, Australia with my parent...
 

My Story...

Beverly Bahret Toledo, OH USA
I want to say thank you to Mr.Graham. My life was forever changed at age 10 (43 years ago) as I sat in front o...
 

Jesus--

Patrick Tighe ,
Dear Friends, I used to think that Billy Graham, like many other evangelists, was a counterfeit. However, I...
 

The Nobody That God Loved

Aleta Dye Lake Placid, FL, United States
At the age of 23 I was an insecure, introverted, short-tempered woman. With all of my heart I believed I was t...
 

God's love

Donald BAGBY Macon, NC USA
My wife died recently, I asked God to let her speak to me from heaven. He did, she did. She said "it is nice u...
 

Well Done

Regan MacBannon Sacramento, CA USA
I never attended a crusade, but watched them on T.V. I read your books and respected the gentle honesty with w...
 

God's Reminder and Blessing

Debbbie Linn Norman, OK USA
I was a volunteer at this crusade. I don't remember what my official title was. I guess that I was an escort...
 

Eula ,
I was a little girl when Rev. Billy Graham began to broadcast his crusades on TV. My grandmother raised me and...
 

Jana Spring McCall , NJ USA
I am one of seven children. We were raised Catholic but my mother brought all of us to the local stadium in Ar...
 

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

back to the top of Thank You Billy