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Billy Graham - Faithfulness and Integrity!

BETTY FRITZKE Yorkton, SK, Canada
Your FAITHFULNESS AND INTEGRITY greatly impacted me all my life but especially as a teenager, when I first hea...
 
Martha McCullough Irvine, IN USA
Thank you Billy and Ruth Graham for being so devoted to God's call in your lives that you have influenced mill...
 

Thank You

Dale McCormick Pioneer, Ca USA
I want to thank you for your life of devotion. You are one inspiring person I know that walks this earth. You ...
 

America's Pastor

Johnnie Britton Memphis, TN USA
I never got to go to one of your crusades and I have never met you. Yet you seemed to know me. Thank you Ti...
 

Uplifting

Irvin Ferguson Coolidge, AZ USA
I have been a Christian now, since, 2003. I've had my ups and downs, but on Saturday Nights, I watch your Crus...
 

JESUS IS THE ONLY ANSWER

Janet Willis Fayetteville, GA USA
I first was saved as a young teen. I had been raised in a home where my mom was abused, and sometimes us. (my ...
 

William - Do Tell

Susan Miller (nee Crerar) Langley, British Columbia Canada
I can remember watching the Billy Graham Crusades on television as a young girl - but didn't really "grasp it ...
 

A Journey To Find Jesus

John Pace Talladega, AL USA
I thought I was seeking something real,something besides myself. I guess I was seeking God even though I phras...
 

My First Billy Graham Crusade

Lamar Huffstutler Dallas, TX
When Texas Stadium opened in Irving Texas, the first event was a Billy Graham Crusade. My dear family, we were...
 
Ziyu Lu Cedar Park, TN USA
I find it wonderful that Ruth shares her faith in China, where the government heavily regulates religion.
 

Elaine Dalton Hurt, VA USA
Dear Billy & Ruth Graham, Thank you for being America's messengers for God! Thank you for the admirable r...
 

God Called me by Radio...

Dave Shifflett Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada
My story of how Billy Graham's ministry impacted my life is simple. I came to the Lord during 1967, at the age...
 

My hero!!

Pam Hahn Moneta, VA
I wasn't saved under Billy Graham's ministry, but as a little girl I can remember my father, Bill Allen, refer...
 

Praise God!

Douglas w Soderdahl Honolulu, HI USA
On 19 Jan 1948, at the Roseland Temple Baptist church in Roseland (in south Chicago), you, Billy were guest sp...
 

A Sick Little Girl

Sandra Gorin Glasgow, KY USA
I was 10 years old. My dear grandmother died the year before and my Mom was still terribly sad. She started li...
 

Vicki Jubala Glendale, AR USA
Thank you Billy! I remember as a teen watching you on T.V. I always liked the altar call at the end of the pro...
 

Diane Zehnder Bellevue, WA USA
Dr. Graham Thank you for being an unchanging, constant, humble servant of God, and an example of God's love...
 

My Savior,

Vida Shuey Delaware, OH USA
Dear Pastor B. Graham, On March of 2006, I was watching tv on one of your crusades that took place in 1972....
 

Mom: The Bottle!

Robert Snyder North Syracuse, NY USA
My Mother, who passed on to her reward in Heaven last year, accompanied Me to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse in ...
 

Good and Faithful Servant

Deborah Griffith Lexington, KY USA
As an 8 year-old girl, I remember walking the sidewalk to the Indianapolis 1959 Billy Graham Crusade through t...
 

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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