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Thru Your Workers

Dollie Canfield Guthrie, OK USA
During your Houston Crusade (aprox'63) after the message, my twin sister Barbara (Groom, at the time) & my...

Happy Birthday and Thank-You, Brother Graham!!!

Jacki Thrower Spokane, WA
Dearest Brother Graham, I was "introduced" to your ministry by my Grandmother (via the television) when I w...


leobardo antonio pineda Juárez, México
Dios ha usado a nuestro hermano Billy para motivacion al contemplar como nuestro Senor Jesucristo, lo usa a mi...

A Seed was Planted

Sandra Slayton Lynchburg, VA
In 1961 at age thirteen I attended a movie theater screening of a Billy Graham crusade. I was so touched by th...

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...
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...
Ellen Bohnert ,
A Tribute. Thanks for the TV crusades of days gone by. I used to listen to them and get ''saved'' at every on...
Karl Rhodes Aurora, CO USA
  I was raised in the Methodist church from when I was a preschooler. But I never really had any idea ...

"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...

Thank you for Giving to the Lord

Shirley Souto Paramus, NJ USA
Like the song Thank you for Giving to the Lord, Billy because you have given yourself to the lord dedicated yo...

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 Journey began when I was 12.....

Susanna Santiago Chicago, IL USA
My name is Susanna Santiago. My story is this....I was 12 years old when I heard Billy Graham speak on Televis...

Thank you, Billy

Andrew Parkin undefined
I'm 23 years old and didn't find out about Billy Graham till i was 22, and my life changed watching My Hope. I...

I worked for Billy Graham

Edward Rothman Minneapolis, MN
When I was a young believer, I used to watch Dr. Graham's crusades on television and they were very helpful to...

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...

Remembering Mom & Billy Graham

Julie Van Inwagen Hazen, ND
I remember back when I was just a kid, back when you only got 2 or 3 TV channels (black & white) and how o...

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...

Janis DelRicci North Providence, RI USA
Dear Billy, My husband and I would like to thank Billy Graham for his faithfulness to God over the years. It ...

What an Awesome Example of Christ

cindy lamb dallas georgia
I grew up watching the crusades on tv. I may have been carried to one live in Fulton Co Stadium in Atlanta, bu...

My husband to be's salvation

Sharon Irvin Melbourne, Florida, United States
My husband-to-be Jim was reared Catholic. When we met 43 years ago he was "drifting" so to speak-- no family a...

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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