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My Jim's Salvation

Carolyn Hassan Oklahoma City, OK USA
I have been a Christian since I was 7 years old. I was saved at a Southern Baptist Revival in a tiny town call...
 

My Future Husband

pamela bjorkman Vero Beach, FL USA
In the 1960's my family attended the Billy Graham Crusade at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It was one of ...
 

Mother and Daughter Born-Again thru BG TV Crusade

Betty Jean Ripp Phoenix, AZ USA
My name is Betty Jean Ripp and I want to let Billy Graham know the effect he had on my life and my family thro...
 
Kimberly Smith Newton, NJ USA
Since I was a little girl I remember watching Billy Graham Crusades on T.V... I accepted Jesus Christ as my pe...
 

In The Eyes of A Child

Victoria Cole Jacksonville, FL USA
As I set on the floor in our family room, I listened quitely watching T.V. as the Rev. Billy Graham preached t...
 

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 ...
 

Not Proud But Humble

Dawn Morgan New Providence, PA USA
"Not Proud but Humble" I did a lot of things in my younger life that I am not proud of. These things affect...
 

The Continual Blessing of Jesus through Billy

Robert Rienecke Loveland Ohio
I had a wonderful mother and father while growing up and they both were Christians. My mother and grandmother ...
 

God Loves You!

Mary Mills Houston, TX USA
For over 50 years I have heard this man of God preach the word; such power behind those words "God Loves You, ...
 
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...
 

His Presence

Mary Potts Havana, IL USA
I, as a young mother of 20 with my dear husband lost our first born at the age of only eight days. We were jus...
 

Clorinda Cooper Phoenix, AZ USA
I would like to Thank you Dr. Graham for your faithfulness to be who GOD called you to be. I first had the ...
 

His ministry made a huge difference in my life

Nancy Davis Grand Rapids, MI, United States
I truly believe I am a Christian today because of Billy Graham's ministry, and am so thankful! Back in 1948 my...
 

Ben Bryson ,
Thank you for Pastoring a grieving nation after 9/11. It was the best sermon I have ever heard preached and to...
 

Life, Lettters, Prayers

Brenda Iaquinto Falconer, NY
When I was 13, George Wilson came to Uniontown PA. My Dad, an area pastor, was a prayer promoter and spoke on ...
 

Accepting Christ at the Movies...

Elizabeth Partida San Juan Capistrano, CA USA
My sister and I attended a showing of the movie presented by Billy Graham Ministry "A Time To Run" in 1972. Be...
 

A Night to Remember

Annette Bordies Central Islip, NY USA
Dear Billy In the early fifties my mother used to listen to many preachers on the radio but your message al...
 

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...
 

Grace

Diane Markham Davenport, IA USA
Psalm 27:10 When my father and mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me. Boy is this verse ...
 

The Three Bills

Doty Wagner North East, PA USA
In 1957, I went to NYC with my mother, my brother, and my grandmother. My grandmother was having a cancer oper...
 

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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