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I watched you on TV as a little girl

Judy Ramsay Moline, IL USA
I used to sit with my parents while they watched you on TV when I was a little girl. When I grew up I went my ...
 

Billy Graham Stopped The Chaos

Carolyn Pearl Kansas City, MO USA
From the time I was a tiny girl, mu father had a raging temper. He abused my mother physically and mentally. M...
 
Susan Mettert Westland, MI USA
It was a long time ago when I was a young girl and I went to a crusade at the chapel of Burben Street. Billy G...
 

My Grand-Father

Mary Doherty Syracuse, New York USA
I want to share with you how my Grand-Father was a great fan of Billy Graham. When he would hear that Billy wa...
 

Job well done my good & faithful servant!

Nancy Guillen Miami, FL USA
I am not sure of the exact year and age, however, I will never forget the night Billy Graham allowed the Lord ...
 

Saved from the Brink...

Gloria Schutz Niagra Falls, New York USA
Mr. Graham - I thank God that your crusade came to my home town of Niagara Falls, NY. At the time I was workin...
 

You Are Loved

Teresa Carroll Louisville, KY US
I am a 49 year old mother of 1 son (22). I was a rebel. My experience with Billy has to do with his openess to...
 

Saved and Sealed in Butler, PA

Susan Black Smith Raleigh, NC USA
I was raised in the Pittsburgh, PA area as an only child to two loving parents who were faithful with church a...
 
Tammy Coffee Granite Falls, NC USA
First of all, I want Thank God for blessing the world with Dr.Billy and Ruth Graham. "Thank you ,Dear Lord ...
 
L Gefre ,
Thank you for your spiritual uplifting messages, and the reminder that God is always ready for us to ask Him i...
 

My Grandfather

Mike Weaver Rincon, GA USA
My grandfather to me was a great man and thanks to he and my grandmother, provided the rudder with which I run...
 

Helen Davis North Forth Myers, FL USA
Many years ago, in Washington D.C, I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Graham and I told him that my husband wa...
 

Thank you for your example

Sharri Tiner ,
I was moved beyond my imagination with your love and tribute to your late wife. Thank you for your example of ...
 

Translation from English to Filipino of the book

Pastor Luis Mendez San Leandro, California USA
INVITATION (Mula sa aklat na: Billy Graham and the Lives that Touched) By Boz and Aram Tchividjian Grand 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...
 

A Child Saved

Nancy McDonald Baton Rouge, LA, United States
As a child I was physically and emotionally abused. I was never told I was loved and was always told I had no ...
 

AS A CHILD

BRENDA PIERCE Asheboro, NC USA
WHEN I WAS ABOUT 8, I WOULD LISTEN TO BILLY GRAHAM ON TV. I GREW TO LOVE THE WORD OF GOD AND READ IT FOR MYSEL...
 

Jacklyn Thomas Houston, TX USA
Thanks to your ministry lives have changed and are being changed. I came to know of you through my mother Eile...
 

Marty Carpenter San Antonio, TX USA
My Mother was in a wheel chair the last 7 years of her life due to arthritis of the spine. She was in Lubbock ...
 

The Best Preacher in the world

Pat Catline Bridgetown, Barbados
I watch Billy Graham on T V and I think he is the greates preacher in the world. When he gets to heaven, God i...
 

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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