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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 ...
 

Blessed for life

Murray Cox Newburgh, IN USA
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM, MY WIFE AND I WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH OF A BLESSING YOU HAVE BEEN IN OUR LIVES. ...
 

God used Television...

Phillip Willetts Truro, Cornwall UK
Thank you Billy... In the early 1950's there were very few families in England who owned a television set, ...
 

From Blanket to Blessings

Jerry Garrard Atlantic Beach, FL
When I was 2 years old my mother and father took me to A Billy Graham Crusade in Augusta, Ga. I don't remember...
 
Dora Stacey Versailles, KY USA
I watch Billy on TV ever time i found out he was going to be on it. and one night god told me there is a man n...
 

HOW CAN WE EVER THANKYOU

joe robertson ,
Well, I don't even know where to start. But I do know this, Billy Graham is a true man of God. He doesn't cond...
 

A Servant

patty beigay Newton, NC USA
I just want to wish Billy a Happy Birthday today being his day. I have already wrote my story of how he touche...
 

Appreciation

Ben bounds Hendersonville, TN USA
This is not a story but a sincere note of appreciation. My wife Linda and I have been in full-time ministry am...
 

I Owe to I Own

Lori Wilson , USA
Crusades bless thousands in each city. My blessing is of a more personal nature. I was working at a small Chri...
 
Ralph Acevedo ,
I have been a Christian for over twenty years. Although the message of the Gospel was not introduced first to ...
 

A Day In the Life of a Junior Counselor

Dick Syfrett Lakeland, FL USA
In the summer of 1965, I was a Junior Counselor at Camp Ridgecrest in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. The staffer...
 

Christian Garcia Homestead, FL USA
I am a 30 year old pastor of a church in Miami, Florida. Since I got saved back in 1995, I've heard of Billy G...
 

Zachariah King Evansville, IN
I grew up watching videos of your crusades and it was then that I knew I was called to be in the ministry. I h...
 

The Prayer....

Bradley Shotts Mansfield, TX USA
Dear Friend, I once heard an evangelist speak years ago at my church. He had attended a seminar for ministe...
 

New Life In Christ

Lillian Nelson Cleveland, Ohio
I had always loved the Lord and went to church, and I liked singing the songs, but did not know I needed to gi...
 

Mama made me, now nothing stops me!

Ed Eaton Selma, AL USA
I do not remember the exact year. I am now 57 years olds but think it was probably in the late fifties or earl...
 

Hope

Narcissa Nolen Sherrard, IL USA
I have hope in Christ Jesus because of people like you and the holy word of God that you have made known throu...
 

You Are Loved

Teresa Carroll Louisville, KY US
I am a 49 year old mother of 1 son (22). I was a rebel. My experience with Billy has to do with his openess to...
 

Thank You Billy Gram-ham!

Kathy Brannon Homosassa, FL USA
Thank you, Billy Gram-ham! Our youngest daughter was only 6 in 1976...but she knew who you were. Just learn...
 

Sandi Galasinski Blue Eye, MO USA
When I was 14 years old, I went to a Billy Graham Crusade for Christ at Anaheim Stadium. That was the beginnin...
 

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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