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Charlotte, Billy's on the TV

Charlotte Myers Liberty, SC USA
As a very young child. I would say around 5 years old, my maternal grandmother would come and stay with us for...
 
Collette Eisen Batavia, OH USA
Dearest Billy, I want to let you know how much your stadium appearance touched my life and the life of my c...
 

Oil Town USA

Melvin Fahs Hicksville, Ohio USA
Dear Mr. Graham: I was born into a loving Christian family on May 24, 1946 in Binghamton, New York. My Dad ...
 

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...
 

Am Always With You

Amanda Ashline Granite Falls, NC USA
Whenever we loose someone we love an angel comes down from heaven and takes them in there arms and spreads ...
 

He spoke as one who had authority

Victor Vieth Lewiston, MN USA
Throughout my life, it was the voice that got me. No matter where I have found myself, if that voice is on the...
 

The Family of God on Earth and in Heaven

Candy Green Gustavson Cleveland, GA USA
In 1971, my husband, Tom Green, from a Jewish home,and I, a Gentile, were hippies in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, i...
 
Jana Spring McCall , NJ USA
I am one of seven children. We were raised Catholic but my mother brought all of us to the local stadium in Ar...
 

JUST A THANK YOU

BARBARA MARTIN Morristown, TN USA
JUST A NOTE TO SAY i AM SO GLAD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HEAR BILLY GRAHAM. REV. GRAHAM, YOU HAVE MADE GOD EASY TO...
 

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...
 

One of Rosalyn's

Rosalyn Thomas Conyers, GA USA
My first memory of Billy Graham is as a child of 6 or 7 when I attended the Cleveland, Ohio Crusade in 1972(?)...
 

A Seed of Faith

Brenda Thompson Warren, MI USA
I wanted to tell my story, because at the age of 8 years old Pastor Graham planted the first real seed of fait...
 

God Bless Billy Graham !

Rosslyn Hoerst Cincinnati, Ohio
I was raised as a Christian after leaving my atheist Dad when I was 8. We would watch Rev. Billy on TV ever...
 

My Mother

Lorraine Van Rooyen Tennant Creek, Northern Territory Australia
I attended the Billy Graham Crusade..the first one in Sydney...as a counselor. I was also in the choir. I took...
 

Jeanne Mellott Baker City, OR USA
  Back in 1991 or '92, your ministry caME to Portland, Oregon. My mother-in-law had been praying a ver...
 

Thanks for the memories--keep them coming & for God s glory

Gary Holmes Elkton, MD USA
When the internet was first starting & my pastor was very ill I emailed numerous places for prayer. The BG...
 

Dear Graham Family

Carrie Bumgarner Nebo, NC USA
Words cannot describe the sorrow I feel for your loss. My family is devoted Baptist, and God fearing people. I...
 

Our Salvation in South Florida

Bonnie Enderby Coral Springs, Fl USA
In the spring of 1985, my mother and I went to your crusade. I went forward, and my mother said she accepted J...
 

Windsor Bauders Media, PA USA
When I think of Billy Graham I think of all the pictures that I've seen over the years. His tall stature, deep...
 

Gail West Woodbridge, VA USA
I first heard Billy Graham in the early '70's. I was a new Christian and was a witness at the Billy Graham Cru...
 

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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