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Found Christ with the help of Billy Graham

rose santos St. Louis, MO USA
Mr. Graham: You are a special, special human being. Thank you for helping to rescue me from certain doom an...
 

Thank You Billy from Philly.....

FERN-RONA WATKINS Philadelphia, PA USA
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM, I REALLY HOPE YOU GET A CHANCE TO READ THIS TRUTHFUL NOTE OF PRAISE FOR YOU.I GREW UP IN J...
 
Scott Wright Mount Holly, NC USA
Dear Rev. Graham, First of all, I send sincere condolences on the loss of your wife. I can't imagine the loss...
 
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 ...
 

Waling the sawdust trail

Linda Brown Saint Paris, OH USA
I was a young teenager and was at church camp at Winona Lake, Indiana. There was a Billy Sunday Tabernacle the...
 
David Mead Dickson, TN USA
I have two special Billy Graham stories, 25 years apart: I was 12 years old when Billy came to Pittsburg PA...
 

Billy Graham is everywhere

Kevin Collard Sterling Heights, MI USA
My earliest remembrance of Billy Graham was in the early 70's. My parents had banned film-going for their 5 ki...
 

AWESOME CRUSADE

Brenda Brown College Park, Georgia United States
When I was a little girl, my mom always looked at Billy Graham crusades on TV and whenever he came to Atlanta ...
 
Sheila Linder Prairieville, LA USA
I grew up a good "Catholic" girl in an all Catholic community, did all the things I was supposed to do, but wa...
 

God is Great!!

David Shipe Syracuse, NY USA
Between 5th and 6th grade, over 44 years ago, I listened to Billy Graham on television and sent away for Chris...
 

Mary Koustas Toms River, NJ USA
Hello Billy, even tho' we have never met I feel that we are old friends...the first time I saw you was in a ch...
 

Daddy Bill

Melissa Furniss Simpsonville, SC
My story with sweet Billy began at the age of five. I was a BIG Psalty the Singing Songbook fan, so my parents...
 

JUST A THANK YOU

BARBARA MARTIN Morristown, TN USA
JUST A NOTE TO SAY i AM SO GLAD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HEAR BILLY GRAHAM. REV. GRAHAM, YOU HAVE MADE GOD EASY TO...
 

I'm a Preacher Now

Steve Morningstar Vernon Hill, VA USA
Some of my earliest memories growing up in the church were times I'd sneak up stairs to the sanctuary when no ...
 

Becky Jensen Ellensburg, WA USA
Just a quick note to thank you Mr. and Mrs. Graham for all of the hundreds or thousands of people you have sha...
 

Thank You

John Bergsing ,
Rather than posting a long story I just want to thank you, Billy, for your uncompromising devotion to the L...
 

Ed Yount Conover, NC USA
Many years ago you preached a crusade at Boston College. At that time I was a young seminary student. You paid...
 

Saved through the Billy Graham Crusade

Michael Harris West Palm Beach, FL USA
  I got saved on April 20, 1962 and by 1968 I had gone my own way. When I first saw my future husband ...
 

Do you want to take second best? *picture added*

Wendy Bryce Penticton, B.C. Canada
    I was about 10 or 13years old. The crusade was broadcast on television back in the late '5...
 

Cathy Perkins Hickory, NC USA
One of my earliest memories is a Billy Graham Crusade. It was in the mid 50's (sorry I cannot remember the exa...
 

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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