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A Testimony

Alan Bray Wedderburn, Victoria Australia
A Testimony My name is Alan. Today, I am approaching my 67th birthday. In May of 1959, (the year Billy Grah...
 

JUST IN TIME

Charles Melvin Palm Coast, FL USA
IN 1958, I WAS A NEW BELIEVER, FRESH FROM A METHODIST CAMP MEETING THAT BROUGHT ME TO CHRIST. RETURNING HOME, ...
 

Simply, Thank You!

Rev, Peggy Ducker Albrightsville, PA USA
Dear Rev. Graham, I simply want to give God Praise and thank you for allowing God to use you in such a trem...
 
Lisa Guzman ,
I just want to say thank you with all my heart. I thank God for your submission even though you were not there...
 

The baby has grown!

Dori Willson Streatham, London UK
How did I become a Christian? Well I often say, "I am a Billy Graham baby!" I had just started my nursing care...
 

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...
 

How BGEA affected us

Louise Sulack Coon Rapids,, MN USA
I want to thank you for your ministry and how you touched our lives. When this happened for us in the '60s we...
 

thank you

Suzanne Franklin Charleston, SC USA
I have never been to a Billy Graham Crusade, but I have always admired Billy Graham and his family and just th...
 
Mary Koustas Toms River, NJ USA
Hello Billy, even tho' we have never met I feel that we are old friends...the first time I saw you was in a ch...
 

Life's Added Blessings

Alice Driskell Otsego, MN USA
It was my honor to work with the BGEA located in Minneapolis MN -- from 1986 to 1991 ... most of the time ther...
 

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...
 

Joined a friend

catherine meilleur Watertown, NY USA
Billy had spoken and made the alter call...my friend felt she was called to go forward, so as not to lose each...
 

growing up

Eula V Graham Oakland, California United States
My name is Eula Graham I am from Oakland, California, I am not the Eula Graham that has sumitted a story befor...
 

Mary Stronach San Diego, CA USA
I sat in my apartment, alone... very alone. I was in the Army for 3 years with a great deal of health problems...
 

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...
 

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 ...
 

Libby ,
Dr. Graham, As a little girl I would listen to every crusade and after each message I would ask Jesus to save...
 

One Boy Looking For The Creator

Chad West Clintwood, VA USA
God bless you Billy Graham Family for giving up each other's time for the anointed calling in your lives. I li...
 

I had hell scared right out of me!

Shirley Kathryn Kingsland, TX USA
I was a church-goer all of my life! I was born on a "baptist blanket!" More than that, I have loved Jesus as f...
 

Jesus as My Lord

Katherine Hines Mbale, Budaka Uganda
I first came to Christ when I was 15 years of age through reading the Bible and listening to Christian program...
 

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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