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God's Servant

Gail Nicholas Basking Ridge, NJ USA
I have always believed that Dr. Graham is an anointed servant of the Most High God. God's people; all of us ha...
 

Billy Graham!! What a servant of God

Johnny Little Coral Springs, FL USA
Here is a man who has been listed by LIFE as one of hundred most respected person in history, here is a man wh...
 

Found HIM

Joe Hendren Columbia, MO USA
On The last day of November, 1978 Billy was doing a crusade on TV and God used him to keep me from killing mys...
 

I Have a Future Now

Lisa Riebel Fruita, CO USA
I grew up in a middle-class family. We weren't a Christian home, but we did follow morals in many areas of our...
 

Well Done

Regan MacBannon Sacramento, CA USA
I never attended a crusade, but watched them on T.V. I read your books and respected the gentle honesty with w...
 

Praise God, for your servitude Billy Graham!

Willow Joyce Olson-Arnold Asheville, NC
Raised in a Christian household, my grandparents both contributed to your ministry. They went many times to Th...
 
Sue Hall Hixson, TN USA
Dear Dr Graham & Family; We want to say our hearts are with you at this time and we thank you and your ...
 
Jill Butler Forrest, VA USA
Thank you Ruth and Billy for your unselfish giving of your lives to teach others of the great love of Jesus Ch...
 

From a Freight Dock

Karen Hood Fresno, CA USA
As a young woman, age 19 or 20, I worked at McClellan Air Force Base, in Sacramento, California, as a clerk ty...
 

From TV to heaven...

Ruth Bolin Canton, SD USA
My mother died May 12, 2007, just short of her 90th birthday. It was a day of celebration for her six children...
 

Encounter in Nigeria

Elva Hoover Lakeland, FL USA
My name is Elva Hoover. While serving as national director of the Assemblies of God Women's Ministries (1976-1...
 

Saved

Jane LaCaze Arkansas
I attended one of your sermons at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA when I was fourteen years old. When you asked p...
 

Kindness

Leona Silgado Coral Springs, FL USA
I have never had the chance to attend a crusade or meet Billy Graham but I know when I do get to meet him in p...
 

Mary Jane Nielsen Lincoln, NE USA
I was 9 years old when my family attended Expo 72 in Texas. When I came home I wrote a poem for Billy Graham. ...
 

Helen Pasanen Action Ontario, CA USA
A Tribute to Dr. Graham In December of 1968 while watching Dr. Graham on television, the simple gospel mess...
 

A Child Saved

Nancy McDonald Baton Rouge, LA, United States
As a child I was physically and emotionally abused. I was never told I was loved and was always told I had no ...
 

My story about Rev. Billy Graham

Carol PA and LA
I have written on this site before. I started watching Mr. Graham when I was a child as my mom watched it and...
 

Gave my life to Jesus

LeAnne Toren Burnsville, MN USA
I was just 7 years old when Billy had his Crusade at the State Fair in MN. I was raised in a Christian home bu...
 

Thank you Billy

Mim Roberts Seaford, DE USA
Dear Billy, Thank you so much for being obedient to God! I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 9 year...
 

Lynne Raymond Oklaholma City, OK USA
When I was only 3 years old my mother and father took me to the local fairgrounds to hear a preacher they had ...
 

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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