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Loretta Burgess Hinesville, GA USA
I really do not know how to express the words to explain how much Bily Graham has changed my life.It has been ...



Thank you for your selfless commitment

Jerry Thompson Fort Worth, TX
I don't have an elaborate story but I will never forget my going to your crusade in Los Angles in the 60's. I ...

Inspired by Billy Graham's Autobiography

Jay Hines Morganville, NJ USA
Dear Billy Graham: Thank you for loving God and letting all of us see that. Your dedication to God has had ...

Our Salvation in South Florida

Bonnie Enderby Coral Springs, Fl USA
In the spring of 1985, my mother and I went to your crusade. I went forward, and my mother said she accepted J...

Saved in Sweden 1978

Amy Wood Greenville, SC
Take yourself back to your pre-teen years. Now see yourself as an American pre-teen living with your family in...

I Knew Him When

Mary Waller DeLand,, FL USA
In 1939 when I was 12 years old,I was challenged in school to learn 300 Bible verses. I do not remember the na...

Now I know Jesus Christ personally

Elizabeth Smith Essex, England UK
I was raised in a Christian family and attended a traditional Anglican Sunday School and Church. I learned abo...

Thank you for Giving to the Lord

Shirley Souto Paramus, NJ USA
Like the song Thank you for Giving to the Lord, Billy because you have given yourself to the lord dedicated yo...
Everett Leseberg ,
It is hard to believe the impact the Billy Graham Family has had on our lives over the years. In addition to ...


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

My daddy, brought to tears.

Jannah Grace Auburn Hills, MI USA
I prayed and asked Almighty God to speak to you-Billy Graham,through His Spirit in me tonight. I am a 56 year ...

Dora Stacey Versailles, KY USA
I watch Billy on TV ever time i found out he was going to be on it. and one night god told me there is a man n...

The Prayer....

Bradley Shotts Mansfield, TX USA
Dear Friend, I once heard an evangelist speak years ago at my church. He had attended a seminar for ministe...

The Ripple effects

Margy Milleer Rochester, NY USA
My parents and my uncle took our (Windsor, NY)youth group to the NYC crusade in 1959. When we walked in I coul...

My Testamony

John Motter New Carlisle, OH USA
In February of 1953, my parents took all 6 of us kids to Bowling Green, Ohio's high school auditorium to see e...

The Greatest Modern Servant for the Lord

Cleveland, Ohio
Rev. Graham, I had the privilege to attend a crusade at the old municipal stadium and it was an unforgettable ...

God Bless Billy Graham !

Rosslyn Hoerst Cincinnati, Ohio
I was raised as a Christian after leaving my atheist Dad when I was 8. We would watch Rev. Billy on TV ever...

Betty Springer Seattle, WA USA
She Didn't Show Up, but God Did I was thrilled as I entered Arco Arena to hear Billy Graham speak. Thrilled...

Praise God, for your servitude Billy Graham!

Willow Joyce Olson-Arnold Asheville, NC
Raised in a Christian household, my grandparents both contributed to your ministry. They went many times to Th...

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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