Gloria Gaither

Gloria Gaither
 

Married for more than forty-five years to her soul-mate and writing partner Bill Gaither, Gloria’s life has been an adventure. Bill and Gloria have shared a mutual commitment to a “larger purpose” and to that which is lasting. As a result of this philosophy, their union has produced over 700 songs, hundreds of recordings, numerous awards, a dozen musicals, a collection of books; and best of all, three children and seven grandchildren. In affirmation of their vast contribution to the gospel music industry they have been recipients of many Grammies and Dove Awards, the ASCAP Songwriters of the Century Award and have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Gloria’s writing spans a wide range of subjects and genres; from children and family themes to devotional encouragement for women; from social commentary to scripts for video format; from song lyrics to magazine interviews. A lover of words, all of her written offerings grow out of an irrepressible habit of journaling. Gloria has always been a student of literature, with special interest in the works of John Steinbeck, and has contributed papers and reviews on his writing in a variety of academic settings. She has written over 40 books including titles for adults and children and created scripts for over 100 videos. All of these pursuits have won her the respect of the academic community with Honorary Doctorates from six universities.

Out of a sincere heart to help young adults pursue excellence in their respective fields through Christian education, she has been a dynamic voice serving on the Board of Directors for both the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the United Christian College Fund. Gloria maintains an extensive speaking schedule. As an advocate of family preservation, living in the moment and unadulterated discipleship, Gloria has touched the hearts of audiences everywhere with her simple, yet profound message.

  • Review: 'The Invention of Wings'
    (OCTOBER 2016) Gloria shares about the books she's been reading. This month: 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd.
  • Richard Rohr: An Invitation to the Divine Dance
    (OCTOBER 2016) Gloria Gaither talks with globally recognized teacher and author, Franciscan priest, and academic dean, Richard Rohr.
  • Review: 'The Circle Maker'
    (AUGUST 2016) Gloria shares about the books she's been reading. This month: 'The Circle Maker' by Mark Batterson.
  • Live This Very Day
    (AUGUST 2016) Gloria Gaither talks about living in the moment.
  • Gloria's Library (May/June 2016)
    (JUNE 2016) Gloria tackles several books in this magazine's review about church worship.
  • Michael W. Smith: Hymn (Re)Collections
    (JUNE 2016) Michael W. Smith joined Gloria Gaither for a conversation about the nature of hymns, the joys of songwriting, and the hope that grows out of this life-changing music.
  • Review: 'AHA: Awakening Honesty Action'
    (APRIL 2016) Gloria shares about the books she's been reading. This month: 'AHA' by Kyle Idleman.
  • Wright About Now
    (APRIL 2016) Gloria Gaither talks with renown Bible scholar and author, N.T. Wright about the Good News in the Past, Present, and Future.
  • Coffee Can Wheat Bread
    GLORIA GAITHER shares a recipe for a unique and delicious treat for your Easter table.
  • New Songwriting Major
    (FEBRUARY 2016) Indiana Wesleyan University has announced the accreditation of a new interdisciplinary major in songwriting to begin in the next academic year. ...
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Bill Gaither and Gloria Gaither in the current Homecoming Magazine