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Again was I suddenly recalled

Khan Mahmud
Again was I suddenly recalled to my immediate surroundings by a repetition of the weird moan from the depths o...
 
Ellen Bohnert ,
A Tribute. Thanks for the TV crusades of days gone by. I used to listen to them and get ''saved'' at every on...
 

Just As I Am

Karen Peckham NB, Canada
I was a young 10 year old when I went forward at a Leighton Ford crusade. After that I sung in crusade choirs ...
 

Searching

Sonja Letizia , NY USA
Unfortunately, I was too young to know anything about Billy Graham when he was doing his crusades. It wasn't u...
 
Jo-Nyla Hockaday ,
WOW!! There is so much I could say about Reverend Billy Graham. I grew up watching the Billy Graham Crusades u...
 

The Ripple effects

Margy Milleer Rochester, NY USA
My parents and my uncle took our (Windsor, NY)youth group to the NYC crusade in 1959. When we walked in I coul...
 

Thank you

Bernadette Johnson Glendale, NY USA
I just want to thank you for thre book offers you have. Your books have been such a blessing in my life. My fi...
 
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 ...
 
Carmena Pyfrom Philadelphia, PA USA
I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming to Philadelphia in 1992. I had the privilege of being part o...
 

Don't have to be a rocket scientist

Dena Campbell New Castle, DE USA
Thank you Pastor Graham for preaching with such simplicity that even a child could understand. Every time I wo...
 

GREAT BLESSINGS

Alberta Walls , USA
I am currently reading your autobiogaphy and it is a great blessing and exciting to see how all over the world...
 

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...
 

Zachariah King Evansville, IN
I grew up watching videos of your crusades and it was then that I knew I was called to be in the ministry. I h...
 

Jeanne Mellott Baker City, OR USA
  Back in 1991 or '92, your ministry caME to Portland, Oregon. My mother-in-law had been praying a ver...
 

Billy Graham is everywhere

Kevin Collard Sterling Heights, MI USA
My earliest remembrance of Billy Graham was in the early 70's. My parents had banned film-going for their 5 ki...
 

Shelly Bragg Clarkston, MI USA
I remember as a child going to see Billy Graham with my two older sisters and my parents. He was talking at th...
 

Donna Ice Diamond Bar, CA USA
My story started back in 1985. I was the youngest in our church choir (only 15 years) and completely excited t...
 

The Fruit of Faithfulness

Meridee Hillman St. Cloud, MN USA
I asked Jesus into my heart while watching Billy with my mom. Well, the truth is that I really didn't want to ...
 

The Jorney

Becky Mangrich Waverly, Iowa US
Hello my name is Becky and I would just like to say how very much I love Mr Graham, He saved me from giving up...
 

jeremy leopold , usa
I had been a career criminal for about 2/3 of my 29 years. A drug addict, thief, and drug dealer for almost 18...
 

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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