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A Godly Servant

Stormy Mills Houston, TX USA
Billy Graham has been an inspiration to me for my entire Christian life, over 55 years. Whenever a crusade was...

"What about me"

Mary James Riverdale, GA USA
My sons and I were watching Billy Graham on television when we were in Washington D.C. At the end when Billy G...

This is my story...

Nathaniel Lyakwo London, UK
I have heard and watched Dr. Billy Graham preach the good news on TV and radio especially the 'Graham years' a...

Billy Graham!! What a servant of God

Johnny Little Coral Springs, FL USA
Here is a man who has been listed by LIFE as one of hundred most respected person in history, here is a man wh...
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...

Thank you

William Morris Fort Scott, KS USA
I am a disabled 44 year old who has been a Christian since 1996 when I went to a Promise Keepers rally in Kans...

Thanks Be to God

Connie Wilbanks 4680 Hwy 197, Mount Airy, GA, United States
"If My People"... what an awesome address!! Why would God in All His Glory choose me? I am so humbled. I do no...

Mucho Gracias from South of the Border

Maria Ortiz , Mexico
Thank You for your dedication and the sacrifice that You and your family made for all of us...I thank God for ...

Eternally Thankful

Debi Parker/Tchividjian Coral Springs, FL USA
I was saved by grace and child like faith when I was 10 yrs was at church camp. I never really unde...

We Love Billy

Anne Sheridan Canada
Dear Billy: You have been a household name since I was a are so loved by all... thank you for ...

His faithfulness and yours.

Christine Barron West Valley City, UT USA
At age 14, I heard Mr. Graham speak God's simple truth and I believed. However, I didn't walk in that truth un...

Medical Missions

Cindy Ruppel Columbia, TN USA
  I became a Christian during my college years (1972) and your magazine was a great encouragement to m...


Carol Washington Denver, Colorado USA
I want to start out thanking your wife Ruth for allowing you to travel all over and to minister to the worl...

I had hell scared right out of me!

Shirley Kathryn Kingsland, TX USA
I was a church-goer all of my life! I was born on a "baptist blanket!" More than that, I have loved Jesus as f...

A Blessed Time To Remember

Vicki Kramer Colesburg, IA USA
Our United Methodist youth group of a little town called Colesburg, Iowa (population approximately 400), raise...


linda davis chattanooga, tn united states
As a young girl when revivals and crusades were so big in the world...I just barely remember as a young girl m...

World Leader

Charlene Hawkins ,
My name is Charlene Hawkins and I have seen some of your televised crusades. My daughter Kerri was in the 6th ...

Thank You from the Caribbean

Sandrene Griffin Cayon, St. Kitts

When I was a Kid

Veda Funk Nampa, ID
My father became a preacher in 1966; I was 7 years old. We moved from Nampa Idaho, where my dad had been going...


Marvin Rethmel Cohocton, NY USA
I remember this was held at the Defiance high school football field. The place was packed with pe...

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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