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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...
My name is Patricia Pierce Combs and I am from Farmville, NC. I can remember as a child my parents making rema...

How Billy is changing my life

Sharon Phillips Seoul South Korea
I grew up with severely strict mother and grandmother, and shows like the 700 Club were always playing on the ...

Billy Graham, the Holy Spirit and Me

Gary Thurman Walters, OK
My parents started taking me to church every Sunday from the time I was about six.  At the age of nine, a wel...

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...

Thank You

Carol Lancaster Marrero, LA
Happy Birthday to such a wonderful man! If not for you, so many of us would not have found God and learned of ...

Remembering Mom & Billy Graham

Julie Van Inwagen Hazen, ND
I remember back when I was just a kid, back when you only got 2 or 3 TV channels (black & white) and how o...


Jenny Johnson Riverside, TX USA
Having been raised us in the turbulant 60's I saw first hand many, many young people who rejected God and dest...

Your Crusades in Panama City

Maria Earle Brooklyn, NY USA
When I was a little girl growing up in the Republic of Panama, my father always attended your crusades and I g...
Carole Lily Lynchburg, VA USA
The power and presence of GOD has flowed through Rev. Billy Graham to the world - but especially to me. I h...

Esteban Egea Plano, TX USA
I have watched Billy Graham's crusades on television many times, and have his small book "Hope for Every Day: ...

Thank You

Laurie Davis Urbandale, IA USA
I was in Augusta, Georgia in 1996 with my 3 year old daughter and I was at my wits end...I called in to the 80...

A heartfelt thank you to Mr. Graham

David Miller United States
Thank you so much for introducing me to the love of God and Jesus. Many years ago I watched one of your crusad...

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

Shining Example

Rhonda Dugger Omaha, NE
Billy Graham, you and your family are shinning examples of who Jesus is. You give this country hope, that if w...

Joe Fine Dumfries, VA USA
I have been profoundly affected by the movies that the BGEA has produced. I can't say how many times I have vi...

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...

Oil Town USA

Melvin Fahs Hicksville, Ohio USA
Dear Mr. Graham: I was born into a loving Christian family on May 24, 1946 in Binghamton, New York. My Dad ...

Growing up with a Godly mother

Trish Mitchell Webster, NY USA
I want to thank you for your many years of service to the Lord and your faithfulness in teaching others. I gre...

Thank You for your faithfulness

Sharon Wadley Winter Haven, FL USA
Dear Billy, I was eleven years old the night my aunt and uncle took me to see you at Madison Square Garden....

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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