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Once Was A Jehovah Witness

Lynda Howington Union City, GA USA
Many years ago I was a Jehovah Witness. One day not of my own understanding I was told by the Holy Spirit, I n...
 
David Ross Monterrey, Mexico
Billy, You have dedicated your life to The Eternal one and thru many have been saved and will enjoy eternal...
 

God is Good so Good

Angela Lane Syracuse, NY USA
Hello my name is Angela Lane and I am 32 years old. I went to the Billy Graham Crusade at the Carrier Dome at ...
 
Frank Emrich Pacific,
My name is Pastor Frank Emrich. When I was young and foolish, I disliked Billy Graham. I would even mock him a...
 

Reached thru one of Dr. Graham's books

Elizabeth Wren Sandy Springs, GA USA
Dearest Dr. Billy Graham,   While reading your book, WORLD AFLAME, I received the Lord Jesus Christ...
 
Mary Ann Hammer Santa Rosa, CA USA
Dear Rev. Graham & Family: How can I EVER thank you enough for the tremendous influence you have had in my...
 

Simply, Thank You!

Rev, Peggy Ducker Albrightsville, PA USA
Dear Rev. Graham, I simply want to give God Praise and thank you for allowing God to use you in such a trem...
 

"Buy that book"

Nancy Volosin Visalia, CA USA
God sure knows how to bring Christ into your heart. We know Sunday school can introduce you to Christ, but hav...
 
Peggy Wylie Cherryville, NC USA
I remember as a child growing up watching Billy on tv and wishing my regular show was on and not him. I starte...
 

The Nobody That God Loved

Aleta Dye Lake Placid, FL, United States
At the age of 23 I was an insecure, introverted, short-tempered woman. With all of my heart I believed I was t...
 

Saved and Sealed in Butler, PA

Susan Black Smith Raleigh, NC USA
I was raised in the Pittsburgh, PA area as an only child to two loving parents who were faithful with church a...
 

My wife..Norma

Adolfo Juiel Idaho Falls, ID USA
Norma was not a Christian, but I was in love with her. I had been asking God to give me a help mate, that love...
 

Inspiration to Young Pastors..in 1951

Edna King Summit, Mississippi
In 1951 my husband, Rev. Eddie King, and I were serving Asheville St. Baptist Church in Morganton,NC. In April...
 

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...
 

Blessed

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

Ongoing legacy

Julie Feher Glossop, SA Australia
Dearest Reverend Graham, I really wanted to pass on my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your life long work...
 

Michel Miller Charleston, SC USA
My name is Michael Miller and I came to Christ back in 1965. I lived in east Harlem; a part of New York City. ...
 

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...
 

A Man of Integrity

Harry Coetsee Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
I have had the utmost respect for Billy, as he is a man that has had no "incidents" in his life. Thank you Bil...
 

God's Imagination

John Gibson Miller Tulsa, OK USA
Dear Billy: I would presume to call you by your first name, not for lack of the deepest regard and gratitude,...
 

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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