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May God use us all

Paul Alexander , USA
My story might be a little different than most. I am ethnically an Indian man and most would say on the surfac...

Beautiful Story

Christine Dace SULLIVAN, MO USA
I wish I was able to write what I feel in my heart about how you have helped me hold onto my faith in God our ...

A Tribute to Billy Graham

Rose Huseonica , USA
A Billy Graham crusade aired on national television was my first introduction to the preaching of God's Word. ...

World Leader

Charlene Hawkins ,
My name is Charlene Hawkins and I have seen some of your televised crusades. My daughter Kerri was in the 6th ...

Eternal Life and Beyond

Paul Turner Columbus, OH USA
During my sophmore year of college I started to try and figure out what it really meant to be a Christian. My ...

Third Generation

Miriam Maldonado Astoria, NY USA
Hi Billy, I never had a chance to thank you for your sacrifice. My father who was born in Puerto Rico and h...

My story about Rev. Billy Graham

Carol PA and LA
I have written on this site before. I started watching Mr. Graham when I was a child as my mom watched it and...

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...
Jo-Nyla Hockaday ,
WOW!! There is so much I could say about Reverend Billy Graham. I grew up watching the Billy Graham Crusades u...
Linda Parker Ranlo, NC USA
First of all I would like to say our thoughts and prayers go out to Rev. Graham and all the Graham family. Whe...

Thank You God, For Billy Graham

Julie Allen Wilson's Mills, NC USA
Thank You God, For Billy Graham America began its journey through the faith of a few God fearing men. God b...

Well Done Faithful Servant

donna hatcher Florida
I grew up with grandparents who watched, and passed on to my mom, the love of Billy and Ruth . I say with much...


Brian Webb Houston, Texas
I just want to thank Billy Graham for living a long life of servitude, and for avoiding the pitfalls that coul...

I'm now an agnostic

Hadin Palacios seattle, wa usa
I now am an agnostic. 99% of me doesn't know if God exists, and rejects such belief on the basis of the incomp...

Preacher to Filmmaker

Juan Zavaleta Chicago, IL USA
Ever since I was about five years old I wanted to be a filmmaker. After becoming a born-again believer at the ...


Carol McSwain Hempstead, TX USA
Dear Rev. Graham: As a child growing up in Minneapolis, I heard your name often. My sweet, precious little ...

God is Good so Good

Angela Lane Syracuse, NY USA
Hello my name is Angela Lane and I am 32 years old. I went to the Billy Graham Crusade at the Carrier Dome at ...

I have dedicated my life to Christ

Charles Nolen Chipley, FL USA
Dearest Billy Graham, Everything seems like a fight right now! Life is pulling at me, life is pulling at...


W John Lewis Castalia, NC USA
It was right after World War 2 when Billy came to England for a crusade. My Dad and Mom heard about the crusad...

Vicki Jubala Glendale, AR USA
Thank you Billy! I remember as a teen watching you on T.V. I always liked the altar call at the end of the pro...

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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