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Kathy Eviston New Whiteland, IN USA
My name is Kathy Eviston. I was saved when I was 5 years old. I have watched Billy Graham preach my enti...

Thank you for your leadership

Peggy Henderson Houston, TX USA
Thank you, God for Billy Graham and his family, bright lights in this dark world. Words cannot express than...

God's Faithful Pursuit of Me..using Billy Graham

Candace Harris Mechanicsburg, PA USA
I was raised in a Christian home. In fact, I am the the fourth generation of reborn Christians. However, somet...

My prayers answered on a plane....

Maurilla Sewares Islamorada, FL USA
I was a flight attendant for many years. Usually on my drive to the airport,I spent time praying. One morning,...

Christian Farmer *pictures added*

Alexander Sloane Savernake, NSW Australia
As a young farm lad I loved to listen to Billy Graham's ˜Hour of Decision' on the radio. I remember sitting i...
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...

I found purpose

Ray de Vial Kendal, Cumbria UK
As a restless 14 year old, with no understanding of God and no awareness of Jesus, with a 50 year old father w...

God bless the Grahams

Dennis Christian New York, NY
I thank God for Billy Graham and all of his family home. Thank God for his works. I consider him as a prophet ...
Connie Brieg West Palm Beach, FL USA
I had a Grandmother born in 1883 who was the finest Christian I ever knew. The ONLY television program she wou...

Thank you for your selfless commitment

Jerry Thompson Fort Worth, TX
I don't have an elaborate story but I will never forget my going to your crusade in Los Angles in the 60's. I ...

Rod Barkley Newton, NC USA
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15. All of us here at Paid In Full By ...

Wayne Moulton Greenwood, IN USA
My Story with Billy & Ruth Graham. In 1968, I was drafted into the US Army. It wasn't long maybe a year...

Sue Hall Hixson, TN USA
Dear Dr Graham & Family; We want to say our hearts are with you at this time and we thank you and your ...

Thank you Billy Graham! *albo

Allie Bernier Saint Paul, MN USA
Among the millions that have come to the Lord as a result of a Billy Graham Crusade, I am only one but the imp...

Earline Spigner Orangeburg, SC USA
I want to thank Billy Graham for obeying the way God planned to use him to impact and touch my life along with...

Maria Jernigan Yorktown, VA USA
Dear Billy, I have read so many of your wonderfully God-inspired books and always enjoyed them. I always felt ...

The Continual Blessing of Jesus through Billy

Robert Rienecke Loveland Ohio
I had a wonderful mother and father while growing up and they both were Christians. My mother and grandmother ...

A Whole New Life

Dillon Linebarrier Asheboro, North Carolina
I had grown up knowing of God and Jesus and had always "tried my best" to do what I thought was right. But as ...

The Call to Evangelism

Sherryl Zaske Brooklyn Park, MN USA
Dear Billy, Thank you first of all for being faithful to the call of God on your life. As you preached to t...

Born Again!

Mark Harvey Carmel, CA USA
In October, 1988, I became Born Again after reading one of Dr. Graham's books. Since that time he has been a s...

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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