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Herbert Carter ,
  I was a bible college student preparing for the ministry in North Carolina. On a Sunday afternoon in...
 

Billy Graham - A Man After God's Own Heart

Shannon Montague Austin, TX USA
I have been blessed through the years as I've watched the Billy Graham crusades, and count it a privilege to h...
 
Everett Leseberg ,
It is hard to believe the impact the Billy Graham Family has had on our lives over the years. In addition to ...
 
David Zamudio Saint Louis, MO USA
Always humble yet powerful in speech and conduct is what I admire most. Billy could have been anything in life...
 

Newspaper Questions

Doris Mclaughlin Independence, MO USA
It seems like whatever is bothering me, something in the question or the answer always helps! I can't tell you...
 

My Encounter with Billy

Alice Felder Rochester, NY USA
I'm sure Billy Graham doesn't remember my encounter with him but it was one of the most special moments of my ...
 

Billy Classics

Brunilda Sanchez Ft. Gordon, GA USA
Hello,I'm a mother of 2 boys 10&7. Also a military wife to a deployed soldier in Afganistan. I am currentl...
 

Happy 94th birthday

Mary Goertzen Niverville, MB, Canada
I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Billy Graham! I've enjoyed your massages all these years and your faith...
 

I like the frankness of 'TaiTai' (Ruth)

Zenabua Woldemariam Richardson, TX USA
I am an Ethiopian living in the US. I have never been to any crusade physically nor seen Billy Graham in pers...
 

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...
 

Lacy DeBerry Winston-Salem, NC USA
Dr. Graham, Thank you so much for being a faithful servant of God to the world! Many lives have been changed ...
 

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...
 

Staff Devotions

Derek Turner , NC USA
My respect for Billy Graham has always been high. But that respect grew tremendously after my interaction with...
 

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...
 

My story about Rev. Billy Graham

Carol PA and LA
I have written on this site before. I started watching Mr. Graham when I was a child as my mom watched it and...
 

Jesus used you for His glory!!!

Renee Fiorilli Florida
Dear Rev Billy Graham, I just want to thank you for your ministry. Back when I was in high school in the ea...
 

Eternal Life and Beyond

Paul Turner Columbus, OH USA
During my sophmore year of college I started to try and figure out what it really meant to be a Christian. My ...
 

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...
 

Growing In My Faith In Jesus

Sheila Harbin Toronto, Ontario Canada
Dear Billy: I was already a believer and follower of Jesus Christ when you came to Toronto in 1995. I signe...
 

Emilia Ugwu east orange, NJ USA
I heard about becoming born again in 1984 when I was just 12 in Nigeria. Then I received several books from Bi...
 

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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