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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...
 
I was going through a very difficult time in my marriage. I put my 5 children to bed early and was sitting won...
 
Teresa Mock Richmond Hill, GA USA
During the free-spirited summer of 1969, at the y...
 

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...
 

Child-Like Faith

Sandy Murphy Meridian, MS USA
I have always been a "church goer". I probably attended church before I was even physically born. My Mother ma...
 

My daddy, brought to tears.

Jannah Grace Auburn Hills, MI USA
I prayed and asked Almighty God to speak to you-Billy Graham,through His Spirit in me tonight. I am a 56 year ...
 

MY DAD

Rev. Michael J. Hahn Clifton, NJ USA
I WAS A ROMAN DISFUNCTIONAN,MY DAD WAS WATCHING BILLY ON TV.BEING A CATHOLIC HE SAID I SEEN HIM LIVE IN PATERS...
 
Sharron Howdyshell Grafton, WV USA
Mr. Graham has been a part of my life for over 50 years. As a child we would turn in to listen to him preach t...
 
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...
 

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 ...
 

Bill Meyers Concord, NH USA
I got saved from a very turbulent lifestyle. In 1968, my father died in a hail of bullets as he was attempting...
 

Lynn Graham ,
What a blessing to have lived in the time of Billy & Ruth Graham. What a precious love story. Love for Chr...
 

He Brings Glory to Jesus

Margo Mills Hurst, TX USA
I was honored to be a counselor in a crusade in Houston, TX in the 70's not too long after becoming a Christia...
 

Watching those Crusades

Jodie Naum Grand Rapids, MI USA
I am the Mother of 5 children. Always, when one of Billy's crusades were going to be televised, I called my ch...
 

Life's Added Blessings

Alice Driskell Otsego, MN USA
It was my honor to work with the BGEA located in Minneapolis MN -- from 1986 to 1991 ... most of the time ther...
 

A Testimony a Child Can Understand

Glenna Jackson Houston, TX USA
The Astrodome was a few years old and it was my first time inside. But what thrilled me was the simple message...
 

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...
 

Just As I Am

Marye Anne Sibold Chattanooga, TN
In 1953, you came and I went forth at the invitation. That day, I accepted the Lord Jesus as my Savior and my ...
 

God's love

Donald BAGBY Macon, NC USA
My wife died recently, I asked God to let her speak to me from heaven. He did, she did. She said itisnice...
 

Your final gift to Rosemary

Ruth Blewett Otsego, WI, United States
I was 10 when my mother died of cancer. My father worked for you, and your crusades were my introduction to so...
 

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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