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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...
 

Scrambled Eggs

Jan Indiana
After divorce and remarriage to unbeliever, I was suffering from the guilt of divorce and being unequally yoke...
 
Victoria Pridgen , NC USA
I remember my mom who was a Christian and even my Dad who was not, listening and watching Billy Graham program...
 
Scott MacDonald West Des Moines, IA USA
Growing up, one of the fondest memories I had was watching Billy Graham Crusades on TV with my family. Through...
 

Since Way Back When...

Priscilla TAN Fresno, CA USA
Stacks of "Decision" magazine sat somewhere in the small drugstore in our home in Indonesia. It was the 1970s....
 

Thank You, Billy

Anonymous Centennial, Colorado
When I was growing up in North Dakota in the early 50's, I remember listening to Billy Graham on the radio and...
 
Chad H Rockford, MN USA
I met Billy Graham in 1986 in St. Paul Minnesota at the Alliance 100th Celebration at the St. Paul Civic Cente...
 
Basyle Tchividjian Deland, FL USA
After greeting them, he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministr...
 

Our Salvation in South Florida

Bonnie Enderby Coral Springs, Fl USA
In the spring of 1985, my mother and I went to your crusade. I went forward, and my mother said she accepted J...
 

Thank you!!

Charles Wood Pelham, Massachusetts
I just wanted to wish Mr. Graham a 'Happy Birthday' and may God bless you today and everyday! Thank you for th...
 

Youth For Christ

Daniel Love Liberty, MO USA
Dear Mr graham Thanks I know that your reward is in heaven an im sure you will be right next to apostle paul y...
 

My Story...

Beverly Bahret Toledo, OH USA
I want to say thank you to Mr.Graham. My life was forever changed at age 10 (43 years ago) as I sat in front o...
 

Jay Robert Shauberger Liberty, NJ USA
I don't know much about the Grahams, yet I do know one great story that has impacted my life and that sticks w...
 

Thank You Billy

Sharon Hails Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
My grandparents watched you faithfully on TV as I was growing up. I continued the tradition and when my son wa...
 

Sandi Niemeier Lawton, LO USA
I was probably 10 when I attended an outdoor revival featuring Billy Graham. I remember it like it was yesterd...
 

THANKS BILLY

Phil Heins Eglin AFB, FL USA
From an early age my mother told me of a wonderful man. He preached the gospel the way no ordinary person coul...
 

Jill Heinold Shamong, NJ USA
I was honored to sing in the choir at a Billy Graham Crusade about 45 years ago. I was a young lady of 20 at t...
 

Mary Missouri Dade City, FL USA
I was raised up and blessed in a Christian home, and the youngest of 5 children. My siblings and I "had" to at...
 

Liz Cook Decatur, TX USA
I just wanted to say, "THANK YOU" to Mr. Graham for his unwavering dedication to preaching the Word of God and...
 

My sister-in-law Judy....

Jackie Dion Livermore, ME USA
Dear Billy, What a great treat and honor to be able to tell you my story. However, my story is not really m...
 

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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