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Born Again

Judith Buchanan Germantown, MD USA
I want to share my story of how God used the faithful preaching of Billy Graham to introduce me to a relations...

My Remberance of Bill and Ruth

Michael Boone ,
I was Rev. Graham's stylist for 11 years in Asheville and have the deepest respect for not only his spiritual ...

Respected and Godly Man

Justyn M , Philippines
I am from the Philippines. Rev. Billy Graham is one of the most respected and godly persons I knew on the face...
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...
David Ross Monterrey, Mexico
Billy, You have dedicated your life to The Eternal one and thru many have been saved and will enjoy eternal...

Your Crusades in Panama City

Maria Earle Brooklyn, NY USA
When I was a little girl growing up in the Republic of Panama, my father always attended your crusades and I g...

Always There

Ronald Morrell Morrell Elkhorn, WI USA
I came to know about Billy Graham through my Mother and Father, who were faithful Baptist parents whose family...

Thank You Billy!!

Ronald Nash Kansas City, MO USA
Just wanted to write you my own thank you note. I first attended one of your crusades in New York City, I beli...
Elaine Szalay Fountain Hills, AZ USA
At a young age of my 20's I heard Billy's message and felt I accepted Christ, then worked with my church youth...
Sarah Clark Oakville, Canada Canada
The last decade has been one of trials and of growth for me. Being an abuse survivor as a child, it has taken ...

Billy showed me there was a God. I just tried to love everyone and help everyone.

Rosa Rivera Carson City, NV USA
Revised 09/02/07 RE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH * PLEASE READ I would like to write this article for domest...

Kids sure are smart!

Lydia Warner Lyons, IN USA
My father, mother, brother and I were watching the 1982 Billy Graham Crusade on TV. At the end of the program,...

You are Part of my Legacy

Sonia Cleverly Scottsdale, AZ, United States
When I was a very young girl, my great-grandmother introduced me to you, Pastor Graham. She loved you and supp...

Saved as a Child

Mary Campbell Fabius, NY USA
I was saved as a ten year old child after watching the Billy Graham movie "Two a Penny" at a movie theater in ...

The Best Preacher in the world

Pat Catline Bridgetown, Barbados
I watch Billy Graham on T V and I think he is the greates preacher in the world. When he gets to heaven, God i...

Strength of Voice

Brenda Tan Jamul, CA USA
Dear Mr. Graham: I thank God for the amazing strength of your voice. The happiness and peace and hope it br...

Faithful Servant

Jennifer Lombardi Omaha, NE USA
I am deeply appreciate all Billy Graham has done to honor our Father in Heaven. With his wisdom I have learned...

A Sick Little Girl

Sandra Gorin Glasgow, KY USA
I was 10 years old. My dear grandmother died the year before and my Mom was still terribly sad. She started li...

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Ryan Zuidema Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada
Dear Reverend Graham, I would love to thank you for having George Beverly Shea on the program. There one song ...

Wade Mauck Lancaster, PA USA
Billy's crusades where a part of the confirming process for me as a new born again believer. When I hear his v...

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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