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Impact for Generations!

Joseph Ajibade ILORIN, KWARA STATE, Nigeria
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...

God is Good so Good

Angela Lane Syracuse, NY USA
Hello my name is Angela Lane and I am 32 years old. I went to the Billy Graham Crusade at the Carrier Dome at ...
Michael Hoppe Pride, LA USA
I attended a revival Billy Graham preached in Baton Rouge in the 50's and it help start my spiritual growth. W...

Once Upon A Time

Ana Brugueras Freshe Meadows, NY USA
Once upon a time there live a lady by the name of Ana Ortiz. Ana lived in Spanish Harlem, Manhattan, New York ...

Destine To Preach one day'

Rev Mattie W Freeman Jacksonville, Fl United States
To God be all the Glory, Thank God far a man That Walks in the Statue Of the most high God. I am a black woman...


Alberta Walls , USA
I am currently reading your autobiogaphy and it is a great blessing and exciting to see how all over the world...

A Night to Remember

Annette Bordies Central Islip, NY USA
Dear Billy In the early fifties my mother used to listen to many preachers on the radio but your message al...

Souls Saved in China

Mark Czanderna Antioch Tennessee
Thank you Billy Graham and praise the Lord for an interview you did on the radio back in 1984-85. I saw the...
Kelly Bennet Rich Creek, VA USA
I can remember as a young child watching the crusades on TV... I always attended Church and our family was ver...

Selena Spivey ,
Selena Spivey age 35 Billy Graham help with understanding the bible. He told the truth and thats what we al...

How BGEA affected us

Louise Sulack Coon Rapids,, MN USA
I want to thank you for your ministry and how you touched our lives. When this happened for us in the '60s we...

Translation from English to Filipino of the book

Pastor Luis Mendez San Leandro, California USA
INVITATION (Mula sa aklat na: Billy Graham and the Lives that Touched) By Boz and Aram Tchividjian Grand ch...

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...

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...


Kathleen Lawler Naples, FL USA
I have been inspired by Billy Graham for many years. I first heard him preach on television in the late 80's w...

Clorinda Cooper Phoenix, AZ USA
I would like to Thank you Dr. Graham for your faithfulness to be who GOD called you to be. I first had the ...

Age 8 and the Television Crusades

Annie New Port Richey, FL, United States
My grandmother was staying with my family so Mom could work. She enjoyed watching the television crusades. Thi...

My heart's desire

Theresa Keyser Texas
As I tuned in to watch your "95th" birthday celebration, I was moved to tears. I always become overwhelmed wit...

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...

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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