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I love him

Nate Tchividjian Coconut Creek, FL USA
Billy is in my family. He is my great grandfather! I just want to say I love him dearly. love, Nate T...
 

You are Part of my Legacy

Sonia Cleverly Scottsdale, AZ, United States
When I was a very young girl, my great-grandmother introduced me to you, Pastor Graham. She loved you and supp...
 
jeremy leopold , usa
I had been a career criminal for about 2/3 of my 29 years. A drug addict, thief, and drug dealer for almost 18...
 

Mine is a typical story, but my own.

Angela Ambrose Vienna, VA USA
My grandmother, who had given me my first Bible, recognized my interest in reading the Bible at an early age. ...
 

Thanks

Mrs. Bonnie Knight Plant City, FL USA
Hello, I have been a Christian since 1980. And, sometimes after that I heard about Billy Graham. I remember o...
 

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...
 

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...
 
Larry Lewis Riverside, CA USA
Thank you Dr. Graham for allowing God to use you mightily over many years and touching our hearts and our cons...
 

I heard your voice before I was born

Heather Dawson, MD Charleston, SC USA
Dr. Graham, you came to Toronto Canada 1955 the year my parents were expecting me so I heard your voice before...
 
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...
 

My First Faith Walk

Barbara McDonald New Albany, IN USA
  In September 1957, I was only 8 years old. I attended your entire 1st crusade in Louisville, Ky with...
 

The Holy Spirit and the Teens

Morgan Dendler Windsor, NY USA
My wife and I were sitting in the nose bleed section of the Carrier dome in Syracuse NY when Billy was doing h...
 

Thank you!

Linda Hough Norlthfield, OH USA
Mr. Graham, When I heard that you where coming to Cleveland to our "old" stadium - I asked my girlfriend Mary ...
 

Grandfather

Mark Buff Greer, SC USA
Dear Mr. Graham: Just wanted to tell you a little bit about my grandfather, 89 years old, and has been a ba...
 

Susan Mettert Westland, MI USA
It was a long time ago when I was a young girl and I went to a crusade at the chapel of Burben Street. Billy G...
 

Walking The Aisle

Calvin Jones Ironton, MO USA
My family plays gospel music. My sisters wrote a song called, "The Road To Calvary" as a result of the many ti...
 

Thanks for Everything

Krystal Grooters Raleigh, nc USA
Dear Dr. Graham, I wanted to thank you for all of the guidance and encouragement that you have give...
 

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 ...
 

'I NEVER HEARD BILLY GRAHAM SAY THAT'

Sylvia Orr Newnan, GA USA
The Billy Graham Crusade televised program was always special to Mama and Daddy. In the late 50's my family wo...
 

Billy Graham, greatest preacher ever!!

Sharon Edwards Olathe, KS USA
I can remember growing up and never missing Billy Graham on TV. My mom was a big Billy Graham fan. And to this...
 

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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