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From Darkness into Light

Lynne Chandler Zagreb, Croatia
My name is Lynne Chandler and I am an American currently living in the country of Croatia. I would like to sha...
 

Ongoing legacy

Julie Feher Glossop, SA Australia
Dearest Reverend Graham, I really wanted to pass on my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your life long work...
 

Thank you Billy!

Craig Fowler Fresno, CA USA
I attended your 1989 crusades at the old Wembley Stadium in London, and a little before that, the simulcast in...
 

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...
 
Deann Owen Lewis Crescent, OK USA
My grandfather (Big Daddy) died in 1963, leaving a grieving lost widow. Big Mama didn't drive, had never writt...
 

one more in heaven

Mary G. , USA
Like so many others, Jesus Christ reached into my heart through Billy's faithful proclamation of the Gospel...
 

The best friend I never met

Martin Gibeau arvada, CO USA
It's hard to put into words what Billy means to me. He's my hero. I so look forward to meeting him and telling...
 

HOLY !

joseph rogers conroe, tx US
I AM JOSEPH I ATTEND A Southern Baptist Church here in Conroe,TX. West Conroe Baptist my pastor is James Gross...
 

Kindness

Leona Silgado Coral Springs, FL USA
I have never had the chance to attend a crusade or meet Billy Graham but I know when I do get to meet him in p...
 
Mauren Rattray , Canada Canada
I was born in Jamaica, the West Indies. I came to know the Lord in a personal way January 1964 when Billy Grah...
 

My Hope, My Love, My Great Godly Man

Donnie Wilson Tacoma, WA USA
Dear Pastor Graham, Thank you for your message. I really do not have a story to tell you. I very sorry, for...
 

An Open Letter of Thanks...

Lynn Mosher Louisville, KY USA
Dear Dr. Graham, My name is Lynn Mosher. My spiritual destiny was set in motion when my Christian parents t...
 

Gentle Guidance

Mike Levelle Vermilion, OH, United States
In January 1975 I had made a commitment to follow Jesus, yet knew that I needed some guidance. I had grown up ...
 

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 itisnice...
 

Thank you!!

Charles Wood Pelham, Massachusetts
I just wanted to wish Mr. Graham a 'Happy Birthday' and may God bless you today and everyday! Thank you for th...
 

From TV to heaven...

Ruth Bolin Canton, SD USA
My mother died May 12, 2007, just short of her 90th birthday. It was a day of celebration for her six children...
 

Lacy DeBerry Winston-Salem, NC USA
Dr. Graham, Thank you so much for being a faithful servant of God to the world! Many lives have been changed ...
 

A Pastor's View

Steven Todd Colorado Springs, CO United States
I had the privilege of serving as a pastor / counselor supervisor in the 1987 Denver Crusade, my first time to...
 

Found HIM

Joe Hendren Columbia, MO USA
On The last day of November, 1978 Billy was doing a crusade on TV and God used him to keep me from killing mys...
 

Linda Mohr ,
I can remember when I was a little girl; my Dad and I would watch Billy preach on the TV. Dad would not go to ...
 

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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