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SALVATION

Leslie Jebaraj CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU India
My name is Leslie Jebaraj, a 33 year old Indian young man, living in Madras, India. I want to take this opport...
 

Salvation in His Time...

Laura Dagostino New Fairfield, CT USA
My mom used to watch your TV crusades in the 70's and 80's. I occassionally watched and listened with her as 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...
 

What a blessing!

Shirley Harrison Salisbury, MD USA
Dear Rev. Graham, You have been a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. You have given your life to him, but he g...
 

Hope For The Troubled Heart

Dana Humes Arden, NC USA
I was a sixteen year old mother and crazy in love with my sons father, however we were not married. He played ...
 
Susan Keller Easton, PA USA
When I hear the name "Billy and Ruth Graham" I always think of Jesus Christ, when I hear his preaching I am al...
 

With Gratitude & Blessings!

Judy Prangnell Hay River, NT Canada
Dear Dr Billy Graham! It is with much gratitude and joy my husband Ron & I pass on blessings in the ful...
 

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,...
 

Grateful to "Daddy Bill" & the Graham Family

Joy Colorado
Fortunately I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home, so learned early what it meant to walk with the Lord...
 

BLOCKED IN MY CLOSET

Maria Parker Orlando, Fl USA
BLOCKED IN THE CLOSET At the age of 2 years old my parents divorced and in 1962 the father NEVER got custody ...
 

Jesus as My Lord

Katherine Hines Mbale, Budaka Uganda
I first came to Christ when I was 15 years of age through reading the Bible and listening to Christian program...
 

Renee Frangedakis Shelby Township, MI USA
I remember watching your crusades on television when I was a child growing up in the 60's. We always heard our...
 

Seeing You Preach in Person

Debbie Gadsden Al
Thank you so much for your faithfulness and obedience to God. I have seen you preach on television and read bo...
 

Inspiration

Suzanne Holt Lino Lakes, MN USA
Thank you for always being an inspiration of what it means to live your life for the Lord. It always inspired ...
 

Nancy Yuen Redlands, CA USA
WOW! Ever since I've been alive on this earth, which appears to be about 64 years now counting my 9 months in ...
 

By My Daddy's Expression

Melinda Routh Itasca, TX USA
I was raised a Baptist. As a child my mother would bring us to Sunday School and Church each week. Daddy was a...
 

Billy Graham - Faithfulness and Integrity!

BETTY FRITZKE Yorkton, SK, Canada
Your FAITHFULNESS AND INTEGRITY greatly impacted me all my life but especially as a teenager, when I first hea...
 

Mauren Rattray , Canada Canada
I was born in Jamaica, the West Indies. I came to know the Lord in a personal way January 1964 when Billy Grah...
 

You have always been an inspiration for me

Shirley Woodworth Sebastian, FL
I accepted Christ into my heart at the young age of 10. I can still recall and feel the exhilaration of that m...
 

Chris Ruhl Weatherford, OK USA
When I was 15 a friend gave me a box of books that I promptly put away in the top of my closet. A few years la...
 

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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