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The best friend I never met

Martin Gibeau arvada, CO USA
It's hard to put into words what Billy means to me. He's my hero. I so look forward to meeting him and telling...
 

HOW CAN WE EVER THANKYOU

joe robertson ,
Well, I don't even know where to start. But I do know this, Billy Graham is a true man of God. He doesn't cond...
 

Thank You!

Kimberly Hayes Murfreesboro, TN USA
I have never met you. But I feel as though I HAVE to write to you. I am writing to thank you Reverend Graham. ...
 
Chris Armfield Greer, SC USA
I met Billy and Ruth about 15 years ago when I began to date their granddaughter Jerushah who is their eldest ...
 
Anthony Carfagno Atlantic City, NJ USA
Dear Billy, Sometimes it's not the person themselves, but whom that person brings along with them. I'd like t...
 
Vicki Bowman ,
Most honorable servants of God, Rev. Graham and Ruth: My grandmother used to make my brother and I watch your ...
 
Sunny Sallings Rome, GA USA
Please allow me to say I have never personally met Billy Graham. I have never been to one of his great crusade...
 

THE MAN OF GOD

George Kantartzis Katerini, Greece
My name is George Kantartzis. I am living in Katerini, a town close to Biblical city of Thessaloniki- GREECE. ...
 

My mentor

Felicia Fregene Antioch, TN USA
Dr. Graham, you have been a blessing to me and have been my mentor for a long time. I am now 43 years old and ...
 

Better Late Than Never!

Franklin Kirksey Spanish Fort, AL USA
Better Late Than Never! By Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey In September 1993, at the conclusion of my first sermon...
 

Good and Faithful Servant

Deborah Griffith Lexington, KY USA
As an 8 year-old girl, I remember walking the sidewalk to the Indianapolis 1959 Billy Graham Crusade through t...
 

Staff Devotions

Derek Turner , NC USA
My respect for Billy Graham has always been high. But that respect grew tremendously after my interaction with...
 

Cathy Matamoros Fullerton, CA USA
Thank you for being a blessing to so many. My family and I will always treasure the day we saw you at the Rose...
 

Through Generations

Mary Jane Kulp Souderton, PA USA
I first heard of Billy Graham from my grandfather. Grandpa would sit by the radio and listen to Billy whenever...
 

Greatness

Kathleen Lawler Naples, FL USA
I have been inspired by Billy Graham for many years. I first heard him preach on television in the late 80's w...
 

Bendecido!!!

leobardo antonio pineda Juárez, México
Dios ha usado a nuestro hermano Billy para motivacion al contemplar como nuestro Senor Jesucristo, lo usa a mi...
 

Was Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Now Everything!

Helen MacDonald Rupert, ID USA
TOTAL fear swatted me completely. In a second's time. Fear of everything entered me. Age 22. Alone, at home...
 

Saved as a Child

Mary Campbell Fabius, NY USA
I was saved as a ten year old child after watching the Billy Graham movie "Two a Penny" at a movie theater in ...
 

Being Saved

Murray Sadler ,
I was saved as a teenager by watching one of Billy Graham's Crusades. Thank you, Billy. I will see ...
 

Heaven in my fathers heart

Kathyn Hall Traverse City, MI USA
Several years ago my father became very ill. He had several strokes and then his heart began to fail. As a chi...
 

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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