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Billy Graham - A Man After God's Own Heart

Shannon Montague Austin, TX USA
I have been blessed through the years as I've watched the Billy Graham crusades, and count it a privilege to h...

Long walk to the front

Mickey Radcliff Van Buren, AR
It was - as I can best recall - 1964 at a place called "Jet Stadium" in Columbus, Ohio. My Mom, God rest her s...

My Grandmother and Billy Graham

Vivian Johnson Houston,, TX USA
When I grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, we had one channel on television. My family watched Billy Graham Crus...
Wendy Fisher ,
My husband was saved at one of your crusades in New York when he was young -that must have been around 1958. H...

My Journey began when I was 12.....

Susanna Santiago Chicago, IL USA
My name is Susanna Santiago. My story is this....I was 12 years old when I heard Billy Graham speak on Televis...
Scott MacDonald West Des Moines, IA USA
Growing up, one of the fondest memories I had was watching Billy Graham Crusades on TV with my family. Through...

Good times

Bud Shepherd Va
You, Mr. Billy, have been around for many moons, and since I was a child I have always watched your programs o...
Sue Ann Collier Ellettsville, IN USA
I first met Billy Graham and George Beverly Shea in 1949 at Winona Lake in Warsaw Indiana. My Mother, sister a...

Thank you

Betty Johnson Decatur, GA USA
Dear Dr. Graham: I would like to say thank you for being such a gift to the body of Christ for all these year...

Husband in Heaven Because of Billy Graham TV Crusade

Ann Hunter Grand Prairie, Texas
My first husband and I were married 25 years and 4 months before he passed away here in our home from cancer. ...

Thank you

Walter Johnson Houston, TX US
Dear Billy Graham: I just want to take this oppoprtunity to say, "thank you." for all your years of evangel...

Thanks Indirectly

Denise Hamilton , USA
Hi, I am not a direct result of one of your crusades, although I watched them on TV as a child with my granmo...

From Darkness into Light

Lynne Chandler Zagreb, Croatia
My name is Lynne Chandler and I am an American currently living in the country of Croatia. I would like to sha...

1972 - a year of new beginings

Sandra Murphy Oshkosh, WI USA
It was June of '72 - I was 29 yrs. old. My life was a mess. I had reached the bottom of the barrel. One nig...

thank you

Suzanne Franklin Charleston, SC USA
I have never been to a Billy Graham Crusade, but I have always admired Billy Graham and his family and just th...

Johnny Cook Boone, NC USA
The life of Ruth Graham has touched so many. My continued prayers for Dr Graham and all of you wonderful ch...

God's Reminder and Blessing

Debbbie Linn Norman, OK USA
I was a volunteer at this crusade. I don't remember what my official title was. I guess that I was an escort...

God used Television...

Phillip Willetts Truro, Cornwall UK
Thank you Billy... In the early 1950's there were very few families in England who owned a television set, ...

God Sent

Michael Newsome United States
I have seen him on TV many times.  He sent a mesage so clear and plain. God has used him to reach and proclia...

Billy Graham - Faithfulness and Integrity!

BETTY FRITZKE Yorkton, SK, Canada
Your FAITHFULNESS AND INTEGRITY greatly impacted me all my life but especially as a teenager, when I first hea...

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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