William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (born July 13, 1972), is the former senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a former contributing editor to Christianity Today 's Leadership Journal. He has written several books about Christianity and current issues.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Tchividjian is the son of Virginia Leftwich (Gigi) Graham and Dr. Stephan Tchividjian, a clinical psychologist, who is of Swiss-Armenian ancestry. Tullian is a grandson of evangelist Dr. Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth; his mother is the oldest of Graham's five children. He is the nephew of evangelists Franklin Graham and Anne Graham Lotz.
A graduate of Columbia International University (in philosophy), he earned an M.Div. degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
Tchividjian was the founding pastor of New City Presbyterian Church, an Evangelical Presbyterian Church congregation. On Easter Sunday, 2009, he was installed as the second senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, succeeding its late founding pastor, Dr. D. James Kennedy, in a worship service with more than 5,000 in attendance. This was the first service with members of both congregations together since Coral Ridge and New City agreed to merge...
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