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A BLESSED SERVANT

RAY COLESON , UNITED STATES
ONECE I HEARED A TRUE MAN OF GOD POUR HIS HEART OUT TO A NATION THAT NEEDS GODS MAASAGE. PASTORS DONT PREACH L...
 
Selma Hicks ,
My Experience with a Billy Graham Crusade By Selma Hicks Ft. Worth, Texas hosted their first Billy Graham...
 
Keith Hobgood Roxboro, NC USA
My grandparents, parents and myself have sat aroung the TV watching Billy Graham crusades. The impact the crus...
 
Robyn Curran West Hollywood/LA, CA USA
Robyn Sabin Curran, 47, Los Angeles, CA I have very fond and old memories of hearing Rev. Graham during his...
 

Thank You, Billy

Anonymous Centennial, Colorado
When I was growing up in North Dakota in the early 50's, I remember listening to Billy Graham on the radio and...
 
Michele Hill gastonia, NC USA
To the Graham family, first let me say I will miss Ruth. She was an angel from Heaven and to Billy you are won...
 
Linda Ellis TX, TX USA
"Billy Graham", yes the name certainly rings a tone of Strength, Courage, Honor and Humility. To be honest I c...
 

My Savior,

Vida Shuey Delaware, OH USA
Dear Pastor B. Graham, On March of 2006, I was watching tv on one of your crusades that took place in 1972....
 

Men God Used in My Life

Patrick Rundle New Holland, PA USA
Thank you Billy for your faithfulnes to God and His Word.I am walking with God because of how you both did you...
 

Hope For The Troubled Heart

Dana Humes Arden, NC USA
I was a sixteen year old mother and crazy in love with my sons father, however we were not married. He played ...
 

Emily Henson , USA
I love Ruth and Billy Graham! When I was a little girl I loved watching Billy Graham on television. When they...
 

It was a dark night!

Tamara Tanner Kansas City, MO USA
I had been feeling blue for awhile, I was having serious financial problems, and just being lonely, very lonel...
 

I watched you on TV as a little girl

Judy Ramsay Moline, IL USA
I used to sit with my parents while they watched you on TV when I was a little girl. When I grew up I went my ...
 

Thank you Billy

David Wolfe , OH USA
I went forward at the 1964 Columbus crusade at Jet Stadium and my life was forever changed. It's been a long r...
 

Bob Linde Jacksonville, FL USA
My story is very simple. I can't say that I was brought to Christ through Brother Billy Graham's messages, but...
 

Thank You

Joseph Basler Spartanburg, SC, United States
Thank you, Dr Graham, for your lifetime of faithfulness. My parents took me to see you in Norfolk, VA in 1974....
 

Born Again

Judith Buchanan Germantown, MD USA
I want to share my story of how God used the faithful preaching of Billy Graham to introduce me to a relations...
 

Wanda Tellechea Tamarac, FL USA
My Mother will be with our Lord 2 years July 8th this year. She loved the Graham's, every time Billy was going...
 

Ten Years Old in 1962...the Beginning of a Journey

Lisa LaRue Dallas, TX USA
I was only about nine or ten years old when I was sitting in front of our television set one afternoon in 1962...
 

Payback

Walter Durst Greenville, SC USA
My father, John Durst, was an educational pioneer in the Southern Baptist Convention. We spent many summers at...
 

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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