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Frank Dearing Fort Worth, TX USA
I FOLLOWED THE BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE IN LOS ANGELES WHEN STUART HAMBLIN WAS CONVERTED. SHORTLY AFTERWARDS BILLY...
 
John Smith Canton, OH USA
Billy Graham was my hero when I first became a Christian as a young foreign university student in New Zealand ...
 
Cortney Browning Holly, MI USA
I have to say that for some time I was born-again and one weekend, I went to your daughter Anne Graham's "Just...
 

God Called me by Radio...

Dave Shifflett Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada
My story of how Billy Graham's ministry impacted my life is simple. I came to the Lord during 1967, at the age...
 

Mom: The Bottle!

Robert Snyder North Syracuse, NY USA
My Mother, who passed on to her reward in Heaven last year, accompanied Me to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse in ...
 

Billy Graham saved my life..well Jesus did but through Billy Graham

Stacy Carney St. Paul, MN USA
When I was 13 I went to a Billy Graham crusade and accepted Christ. Now I am 25 years old and realize that acc...
 
Michel Miller Charleston, SC USA
My name is Michael Miller and I came to Christ back in 1965. I lived in east Harlem; a part of New York City. ...
 

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...
 

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...
 

Thank YOU

Stephen Fair Canal Winchester, OH USA
Dr. Graham, I wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you. I was saved at 19 at a campmeeting in Ohio, ...
 

It was a dark night!

Tamara Tanner Kansas City, MO USA
I had been feeling blue for awhile, I was having serious financial problems, and just being lonely, very lonel...
 

I Owe to I Own

Lori Wilson , USA
Crusades bless thousands in each city. My blessing is of a more personal nature. I was working at a small Chri...
 

Forever Changed

Kathryn Keane , Canada
I was sixteen years old and raised in a nominal Christian home. My mother often watched Billy Graham crusades ...
 

Melissa Larson Twisp, WA USA
Mothers Day 1976! Billy Graham was preaching at the new Kingdome in Seattle Washington. We had just survived t...
 

Evie Weston Danbury, NC USA
My mother died when I was 13 years old and I am now 65 years old. I have few memories of my mother but one of ...
 

Ralph Acevedo ,
I have been a Christian for over twenty years. Although the message of the Gospel was not introduced first to ...
 

Thank You for Being An Example to Non-Christians

Steve Kimes Portland, OR USA
Thank you, Billy, for being an example to all of us who have ever ministered in the U.S. over the last 60 year...
 

Saved

Murray Sadler , Canada
Thanks to Billy I was saved in my early teens.Thank you Billy,see you in paradise.
 

Vicki Jubala Glendale, AR USA
Thank you Billy! I remember as a teen watching you on T.V. I always liked the altar call at the end of the pro...
 

Rosemary Lawson ,
I am truly grateful for the ministry of Dr. Billy Graham. In 1981, I was Born Again through this ministry whil...
 

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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