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A Family Changed

Kathie Poe Columbus, OH
July 13, 1964 It was a Monday night under a starry sky. Billy Graham rose to the platform and it was electrif...
 

Thank You

Joseph Basler Spartanburg, SC, United States
Thank you, Dr Graham, for your lifetime of faithfulness. My parents took me to see you in Norfolk, VA in 1974....
 

Fond Memories with My Grandparents

Janet Madden Anderson, South Carolina
Remember my grandparents watching his TV appearances and I'm so thankful for those memories! So thankful Billy...
 

A Whole New Life

Dillon Linebarrier Asheboro, North Carolina
I had grown up knowing of God and Jesus and had always "tried my best" to do what I thought was right. But as ...
 

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...
 

I have dedicated my life to Christ

Charles Nolen Chipley, FL USA
Dearest Billy Graham, Everything seems like a fight right now! Life is pulling at me, life is pulling at...
 

Christian Farmer *pictures added*

Alexander Sloane Savernake, NSW Australia
As a young farm lad I loved to listen to Billy Graham's ˜Hour of Decision' on the radio. I remember sitting i...
 
Michele Hill gastonia, NC USA
To the Graham family, first let me say I will miss Ruth. She was an angel from Heaven and to Billy you are won...
 

My heart's desire

Theresa Keyser Texas
As I tuned in to watch your "95th" birthday celebration, I was moved to tears. I always become overwhelmed wit...
 

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...
 

Esteban Egea Plano, TX USA
I have watched Billy Graham's crusades on television many times, and have his small book "Hope for Every Day: ...
 

The Journey Companion

Mitchell Ganz Lake Worth, FL USA
My name is Mitchell Ganz and I just wanted to express my appreciation to Billy Graham for his book "The Journe...
 

Planted Seeds

Cynthia Carney Jenks, OK USA
When I was a little girl growing up in Arkansas... family of 6 children...my mother used to watch the Billy Gr...
 

Don't have to be a rocket scientist

Dena Campbell New Castle, DE USA
Thank you Pastor Graham for preaching with such simplicity that even a child could understand. Every time I wo...
 

Laura Hall Marietta, OH USA
I was deeply touched by your messages during my teenage years. I wanted to serve God and found strength in you...
 

Now I know Jesus Christ personally

Elizabeth Smith Essex, England UK
I was raised in a Christian family and attended a traditional Anglican Sunday School and Church. I learned abo...
 

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...
 

Mary Missouri Dade City, FL USA
I was raised up and blessed in a Christian home, and the youngest of 5 children. My siblings and I "had" to at...
 

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...
 

A BLESSED SERVANT

RAY COLESON , UNITED STATES
ONECE I HEARED A TRUE MAN OF GOD POUR HIS HEART OUT TO A NATION THAT NEEDS GODS MAASAGE. PASTORS DONT PREACH L...
 

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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