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Everett Leseberg ,
It is hard to believe the impact the Billy Graham Family has had on our lives over the years. In addition to ...

I see how God blesses you.

Claudia Goodrich Sweetwater, TX
Dear Rev. Graham, Of all the preachers who have ever been on television, you have my husband's and my respe...

My Husband and I Worked For Billy Graham

Alberta Rothman Minnetonka, MN
Happy Birthday Billy Graham, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity of working at Billy Graham Evangel...

Texas Stadium

Deb Vincent Dallas, Texas
I have had the pleasure of seeing Billy Graham twice when he was in the Dallas area. The last time was at Texa...

My Dad Heard The Gospel

Steve Regan Boone, NC USA
I grew up in a very traditional Roman Catholic Family where we were taught about God by the priests but Jesus ...

Thank You, Dr. Graham

Thomas Beaman Jr Fort Worth, TX
Thank you so much, Dr. Graham, for the inspiration and dedication you have for Jesus Christ. You are an inspir...
Tricia Carusi Jackson, CA USA
I was a 16 year old, pregnant, drug abusing teenager when I walked into the Billy Graham tent on the beach in ...
Frank Dearing Fort Worth, TX USA

A Personal Friend is not the word, words can't describe Billy Graham.

Stephan Tchividjian Coral Springs, Fl USA
Allow me to write these few words in the form of a personal letter to a man who has for most of my life occupi...

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...

Wilkinson Family's Experience

Sandra Preuss Mississippi
My grandparents went to a Billy Graham Crusade in the early 1950's and were very impressed that he said "Jacks...

Debbie Thomason Hobbs, NM USA
  I can remember listening to Billy Graham when I was a small child. My parents watched him on the T.V...

Jill Butler Forrest, VA USA
Thank you Ruth and Billy for your unselfish giving of your lives to teach others of the great love of Jesus Ch...

I was the enemy`s friend

matthew atchley huntsville, alabama none
I was looking for somthing to make me happy,I was an angry young man, worshiping satan, tried to summon demons...

My Hope, My Love, My Great Godly Man

Donnie Wilson Tacoma, WA USA
Dear Pastor Graham, Thank you for your message. I really do not have a story to tell you. I very sorry, for...

Linda Parker Ranlo, NC USA
First of all I would like to say our thoughts and prayers go out to Rev. Graham and all the Graham family. Whe...

The Journey

Sindhu P.K Washington DC, Virginia USA
When i heared the man i loved the most was cheating on me for last few months and i came to know it from that ...

Thank you from England!

Margaret Myerscough London, UK
Never attended a crusade, and Billy Graham was bed news on the radio on Sunday nights. Looking back on my life...

Grahams in Black Mountain

Ruth (Frady) Hampton Cleveland, TN USA
My name is Ruth (Frady) Hampton. I was born and raised in Black Mountain, NC. I was in the same grade as Bunny...

A Child Saved

Nancy McDonald Baton Rouge, LA, United States
As a child I was physically and emotionally abused. I was never told I was loved and was always told I had no ...

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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