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Jonathan Milliner ,
I attended Nashville 2000, Louisville 2001 and Cincinatti in 2002. Just loved it. Thanks to all of you and ...
 

Integrity

Jenny Johnson Riverside, TX USA
Having been raised us in the turbulant 60's I saw first hand many, many young people who rejected God and dest...
 
Marry Ann Fields , USA
In 1971 in a small town in Louisiana I watched a Billy Graham crusade on my parent's television. I went forwar...
 
Evelyn Miriam , NYC Toyko Japan
I was there in 1957 in New York's Madison Square Garden, sitting on the left of a row on the main floor, almos...
 

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...
 

Remembrance

Frank Allen Ocean City, NJ usa
I'm just ten younger than you so my life has almost parallel yours. My first memory of you was when you spoke ...
 

When I was a Kid

Veda Funk Nampa, ID
My father became a preacher in 1966; I was 7 years old. We moved from Nampa Idaho, where my dad had been going...
 

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...
 

I once was lost, but now I see...

Allison Havemann Colwyn, PA USA
I battled depression all my life. I had parents that told me I was a loser and useless despite my almost perfe...
 

My First Billy Graham Crusade

Lamar Huffstutler Dallas, TX
When Texas Stadium opened in Irving Texas, the first event was a Billy Graham Crusade. My dear family, we were...
 

Tony Smith Romeo, MI USA
I am so grateful to my grandmother and Billy Graham's ministry. As a child I observed my grandmother watching ...
 

Billy Graham on TV

Lisa Zuhlke Brunswick, NE USA
When I was 37 years old I made Jesus the Lord of my life and started living totally and completely for him-I a...
 

Thank you Billy!

Craig Fowler Fresno, CA USA
I attended your 1989 crusades at the old Wembley Stadium in London, and a little before that, the simulcast in...
 

The Night God Came Into My Heart

Meg Griffin Simpsonville, KY USA
My name is Meg Griffin. My husband and I live near Louisville,Ky where he is an equine veterinarian. We have t...
 

Dale Boroviak Lansing, IL USA
I got saved in 1967 or 68 as a result of reading Dr. Graham's wonderful book "World Aflame". His Decision maga...
 

Grandfather

Mark Buff Greer, SC USA
Dear Mr. Graham: Just wanted to tell you a little bit about my grandfather, 89 years old, and has been a ba...
 

Your steadfast life encouraged me.

Bob Babcock Baldwin, NY USA
Thank you Billy! Over the years I have seen your integrity, accountability, moral purity, humble heart and spi...
 

I Owe to I Own

Lori Wilson , USA
Crusades bless thousands in each city. My blessing is of a more personal nature. I was working at a small Chri...
 

Thank you Reverend Billy Graham

Robert Berry Knoxville, TN, United States
Reverend Billy Graham has been an inspiration to me since I was a young boy over sixty years ago. I can rememb...
 

Feel God's Love

Bonnie Smith Fort Wayne, IN USA
I have always been a Christian. Billy and Ruth Graham have meant so much to me all these years. They have both...
 

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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