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Sincere Thanks

Sonia Pershin Miami, FL USA
Dr. Graham, I just wanted to give you my sincere thanks for leading so many people to the Lord. I am one of...
 
Kimberly Smith Newton, NJ USA
Since I was a little girl I remember watching Billy Graham Crusades on T.V... I accepted Jesus Christ as my pe...
 

Thank you

Loganville, GA, United States
Rev Graham has provided our family with wisdom and truth in times when the world would have us turn our back o...
 
Michael Shishido Honolulu, HI USA
Dear Mr. Graham, I used to work for you, though you probably didn't know it. In June of 1998 I became Progr...
 

The Holy Spirit and the Teens

Morgan Dendler Windsor, NY USA
My wife and I were sitting in the nose bleed section of the Carrier dome in Syracuse NY when Billy was doing h...
 

My Salvation Experience

barry troxclair Natchitoches, La USA
I had long wanted to write to thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord; I was saved after listening to one ...
 
Deann Owen Lewis Crescent, OK USA
My grandfather (Big Daddy) died in 1963, leaving a grieving lost widow. Big Mama didn't drive, had never writt...
 

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...
 

Exemplary Christ Walk

Tonai Barnes Essex, MD USA
When I was 18 years old, I decided that I wanted to give my life to Christ. By my 19th birthday I decided that...
 

MEMORIES

Saralene Britt Lumberton, NC USA
I just want to thank you Rev. Graham for your unquestionable faith and service to our Lord Jesus Christ. All g...
 

Words Cannot Express

S Good Virginia
Dear Billy, Words cannot express how much your television programs have blessed my life throughout the year...
 

Sue Ann Collier Ellettsville, IN USA
I first met Billy Graham and George Beverly Shea in 1949 at Winona Lake in Warsaw Indiana. My Mother, sister a...
 

R Lewis ,
In 1974, during one of Billy Graham's TV crusades, I accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I b...
 

God Bless You Rev. Billy Graham

Debbie Edwards Newport News, VA USA
Hearing the preaching of Rev. Billy Graham has been a tremendous inspiration in my life because he identifies ...
 

One of Rosalyn's

Rosalyn Thomas Conyers, GA USA
My first memory of Billy Graham is as a child of 6 or 7 when I attended the Cleveland, Ohio Crusade in 1972(?)...
 

My sister-in-law Judy....

Jackie Dion Livermore, ME USA
Dear Billy, What a great treat and honor to be able to tell you my story. However, my story is not really m...
 

Cheryl Ford Chula Vista, CA USA
The time was June 1972. The place was Dallas, TX. The event was in 72. My husband Clay was a youth pastor, and...
 

Uplifting

Irvin Ferguson Coolidge, AZ USA
I have been a Christian now, since, 2003. I've had my ups and downs, but on Saturday Nights, I watch your Crus...
 

Generations

Bradley Hester Birmingham, AL USA
My mother was led to Christ while watching a Billy Graham crusade on tv. A few days later she publicly gave he...
 

You Speak to our Church each Sunday

Sylvia Yarbro-Wherry El Dorado, AR USA
I was brought up in the church. My mother was a very prayerful woman who was a powerful influence and witness ...
 

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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