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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...
 

My Father

Sandy Ellison Greenville, SC
Since I was a little girl my Daddy always placed a high respect for Billy Graham. He took me to one of his rev...
 

SALVATION

Leslie Jebaraj CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU India
My name is Leslie Jebaraj, a 33 year old Indian young man, living in Madras, India. I want to take this opport...
 

From Generation to Generation

Joe Davis Waco, TX USA
Dear Brother Graham, In 1951 or 1952, you held a tent revival in Shreveport, Louisiana. My mother, Ethel Da...
 

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...
 

Dr. Graham's influence on my life

Keith Wasser Biloxi, MS
I had accepted Jesus Christ in 1977 at a very low point of my life. I was only 18 or 19 years old and I was li...
 
Marlene Orr West Jordan, UT USA
I came to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1966 at the age of 28. It was the most important decision...
 

What a man

Dereke Bruce Taichung, Taiwan
Hi there, My Mum and dad took me to a Billy Graham Crusade when I was about 7 or 8 years old, in Auckland N...
 

watch billy on t.v

candace white saskatoon, sask canada
When I was just a little girl, I alwaysed watch Billy Graham on t.v. and I become a Christian when I was in Sa...
 

Billy Graham

Charyse Kirby Lexington, KY USA
I never made it to any crusades but I loved watching you on tv. My mother and I loved hearing the choir sing J...
 

Saved in the U.K.

Philip Grimmer Ilford, Essex UK
I was born in GT Yarmouth on the 2nd June 1953, which was the Coronation date of Queen Elizabeth. I had an enc...
 

Man of God

Valerie Oneil Oswego, NY USA
Thank you Billy Graham. I am a 59 yr old widow and i have a great faith. I am a Christian Catholic and your wo...
 

Salvation!

Julianne Chaney Birmingham, AL USA
I was only 12 or 13 when I was singing in the choir that year, and the Crusade had come to Birmingham, Alabama...
 

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...
 

Inspired to reach out to others

Kathy Smith San Bernardino, CA USA
Dear Mr Graham, I was reading your book "Just As I Am", and was so moved by it that I signed on to help wit...
 

Thank you for your selfless commitment

Jerry Thompson Fort Worth, TX
I don't have an elaborate story but I will never forget my going to your crusade in Los Angles in the 60's. I ...
 

Beautiful Story

Christine Dace SULLIVAN, MO USA
I wish I was able to write what I feel in my heart about how you have helped me hold onto my faith in God our ...
 

Valerie parrott- jackson CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD USA
am very young compared to many, but watching you on TBN has been a true blessing to me. Just to see the compas...
 

Hope

Narcissa Nolen Sherrard, IL USA
I have hope in Christ Jesus because of people like you and the holy word of God that you have made known throu...
 

Billy Graham saved my life..well Jesus did but through Billy Graham

Stacy Carney St. Paul, MN USA
When I was 13 I went to a Billy Graham crusade and accepted Christ. Now I am 25 years old and realize that acc...
 

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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