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Thank you, Billy for the introduction

Kenneth Dreyer Emporia, KS, United States
Thank you, Billy for introducing the Bible and it's stories that include hope for salvation for even a sinner ...

"Men," said he, steadily

"Men," said he, steadily turning upon the crew, as the mate handed him the things he had demanded, "my men,...
Kelly Bennet Rich Creek, VA USA
I can remember as a young child watching the crusades on TV... I always attended Church and our family was ver...

Harringay 1954

Rob Golding Auckland, New Zealand
I was first introduced to the Billy Graham crusades through my brothers who bought his early books about the L...
Linda Parker Ranlo, NC USA
First of all I would like to say our thoughts and prayers go out to Rev. Graham and all the Graham family. Whe...

Bill Graham's Media Outreach Helped Lead Me to Christ

Anthony Rufo Wheaton, IL USA
I was brought up in a Catholic family in the Midwest; my parents were good people and practiced their faith se...

Shining Example

Rhonda Dugger Omaha, NE
Billy Graham, you and your family are shinning examples of who Jesus is. You give this country hope, that if w...
Rocco Pesce Waterbury, CT USA
Billy Graham was the one person who could always get my attention while I was flipping passed all the channels...

From the Heart

Lisa Tice 503 12th st. n.w.newphiladelphia,ohio44663
I love you and your whole family Rev. Graham. I accepted Jesus into my heart while watching you on TV when ...
Joe Fine Dumfries, VA USA
I have been profoundly affected by the movies that the BGEA has produced. I can't say how many times I have vi...

Just as we were

Jan Atkinson Danville, IN USA
My husband and son attended one of Dr. Billy's crusades at a university stadium in Houston (don't remember the...

My History Essay

Rebekah White , Australia
Hi Mr. Graham, During my senior year in school we were given an  assignment called  'A Study of Powerful ...

The Great Judge

John Anderson Boca Raton, FL, United States
While living out in Los Angeles last year, I visited the site of the 1st tent meeting on Hill Street. To my su...

Saved in a Movie Theatre

Elizabeth Colon Miami, FL USA
I was seventeen and going through a very traumatic time in my life! My parents took me to see the movie, "The ...

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...

Lexy Capp Henderson, NV USA
Billy Graham and Ruth Graham have represented our Lord Jesus Christ with a standard of excellence! I am deligh...

Jason's conversion

Malinda Smith Benton, AR USA
I took my three children to a crusade in Little Rock, Arkansas when my son, Jason was 9 or 10 years old. Jason...

Rosalinda Castro , Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
I have been listening to Billy Graham for many years, I am very thankful to Billy for opening his heart to bri...

From a Freight Dock

Karen Hood Fresno, CA USA
As a young woman, age 19 or 20, I worked at McClellan Air Force Base, in Sacramento, California, as a clerk ty...

An Example

Glenda Jensen Des Moines, Iowa USA
He taught us how to live a constant, consistant life. To stand for the Word of God no matter what. His message...

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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