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Billy Saved my Life!

COLLEEN BARNARD Comstock Park, Plainfield Township, MI
In mid 1975 I was 5 months pregnant, back with my mother and looking to get a divorce started. I was in an awf...
 

Eastern Europe Encouraged!

Lazar Iren Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
Greetings from Romania. It's so wonderful to remember the time when our dear brother Billy Graham preached in ...
 
Scott Hohne Mount Vernon, WA USA
I was first introduced to Billy Graham when I was living in public housing under the worst conditions. We had ...
 

My Husband's Conversion

MARGIE DELANEY WILMINGTON, NC USA
I AM WRITING THIS STORY ABOUT MY HUSBAND BILL DELANEY. HE WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD ON OCT.10TH 1999 IN MURFREE...
 

A Blessed Time To Remember

Vicki Kramer Colesburg, IA USA
Our United Methodist youth group of a little town called Colesburg, Iowa (population approximately 400), raise...
 

Thank You, Lord Jesus

William de Plata Pawling, NY USA
In the Spring of 1957 I was a mixed-up, self-destructive college dropout with a severe stuttering problem (and...
 

Fond Memories with My Grandparents

Janet Madden Anderson, South Carolina
Remember my grandparents watching his TV appearances and I'm so thankful for those memories! So thankful Billy...
 

Salvation at Last

Linda Piercy Citrus Heights, CA USA
What a wonderful opportunity to thank Billy for his ministry to me. When I was a young girl I was open to the ...
 
John Smith Canton, OH USA
Billy Graham was my hero when I first became a Christian as a young foreign university student in New Zealand ...
 
Rod Barkley Newton, NC USA
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15. All of us here at Paid In Full By ...
 

Johnny Cook Boone, NC USA
The life of Ruth Graham has touched so many. My continued prayers for Dr Graham and all of you wonderful ch...
 

I Thank God For ....

Jaye Tidwell Leesburg, FL USA
When I wasn't even a Christian, occasionally I watched your crusades on TV. I did not grow up in a Christian h...
 

I remember

Sandra Cash Oak Island, Brunswick Canada
I can remember when I was a little girl and we would sit around the radio and listen to Billy Graham preach. W...
 

God's Faithful Pursuit of Me..using Billy Graham

Candace Harris Mechanicsburg, PA USA
I was raised in a Christian home. In fact, I am the the fourth generation of reborn Christians. However, somet...
 

Saved as a Child

Mary Campbell Fabius, NY USA
I was saved as a ten year old child after watching the Billy Graham movie "Two a Penny" at a movie theater in ...
 

Thank you, Billy Graham

Rhoda Bridgman Ontario, Canada
I just wanted to thank you for all of the work that you have done around the world. I have gone to two of your...
 

A Godly Servant

Stormy Mills Houston, TX USA
Billy Graham has been an inspiration to me for my entire Christian life, over 55 years. Whenever a crusade was...
 

My Memories with My Great- Grand Parents

Hannah Ruth Tchividjian DeLand, FL USA
Ever since I can remember, the names Billy and Ruth Graham have meant something to me. It is very unusual for ...
 

God Loves You!

Mary Mills Houston, TX USA
For over 50 years I have heard this man of God preach the word; such power behind those words "God Loves You, ...
 

A Family United

linda hildreth Arden Hills, MN USA
I was pretty much raised in a Pentecostal church by two loving Christian parents. My mother was a war bride fr...
 

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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