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Tony Smith Romeo, MI USA
I am so grateful to my grandmother and Billy Graham's ministry. As a child I observed my grandmother watching ...

Inspired by Billy Graham's Autobiography

Jay Hines Morganville, NJ USA
Dear Billy Graham: Thank you for loving God and letting all of us see that. Your dedication to God has had ...
Marna Swim Sagniaw, MI USA
PTL for Billy & Family! I've been influenced positively since 1950's. I'll be meeting them and sharing Et...

Jason's conversion

Malinda Smith Benton, AR USA
I took my three children to a crusade in Little Rock, Arkansas when my son, Jason was 9 or 10 years old. Jason...

Thank you

Walter Johnson Houston, TX US
Dear Billy Graham: I just want to take this oppoprtunity to say, "thank you." for all your years of evangel...

"Buy that book"

Nancy Volosin Visalia, CA USA
God sure knows how to bring Christ into your heart. We know Sunday school can introduce you to Christ, but hav...

How I Met Billy

vernon chism ,
in 1972 when billy graham held his cruesade here in lexington my dad took me back stage after it was over bill...


Sonja Letizia , NY USA
Unfortunately, I was too young to know anything about Billy Graham when he was doing his crusades. It wasn't u...

Mucho Gracias from South of the Border

Maria Ortiz , Mexico
Thank You for your dedication and the sacrifice that You and your family made for all of us...I thank God for ...

An Open Letter of Thanks...

Lynn Mosher Louisville, KY USA
Dear Dr. Graham, My name is Lynn Mosher. My spiritual destiny was set in motion when my Christian parents t...

Thanks for the Movies!

Mary Ann McGuire Scranton, PA USA
I knew about the crusades, but never could sit through one. I went to see a movie with friends during my fresh...

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...

I have dedicated my life to Christ

Charles Nolen Chipley, FL USA
Dearest Billy Graham, Everything seems like a fight right now! Life is pulling at me, life is pulling at...


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...

A Shared Birthday with Billy Graham!

Janette Cole Wood Lake, MN USA
Billy Graham, both of my parents and I all share the same birthday, November 7th! In fact, my Dad was born in ...

Thank you

Carol Elliott lithonia, ga USA
Dear Dr. Billy Graham. I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for allowing God to use you over the air w...

Ellen Sewell , USA
Dear Rev. Graham, I do not have a lot to say, but I just wanted to let you know this: When I am confused...

Those Were Truly Great Days

Dorthy Harris Melbourne, Australia
Thank you Billy! I remember as a young child going to your Crusade here in Melbourne, Australia with my parent...

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...

Well Done

Regan MacBannon Sacramento, CA USA
I never attended a crusade, but watched them on T.V. I read your books and respected the gentle honesty with w...

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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