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.

  • Priscilla Shirer: Spreading the Word
    (FEBRUARY 2016) Gloria and Priscilla were excited to discuss the message behind the movie, WAR ROOM, the power of prayer, and what it means to leave a legacy that truly matters.
  • Walt Wangerin: Sweet Mysteries of Life
    (DECEMBER 2015) Like few other modern American authors, Walter Wangerin, Jr. — novelist, essayist, memoirist, storyteller, Bible expositor, devotional crafter, children’s-book writer, and much more — embodies the theme of God and literature.
  • Review: 'All The Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr
    (DECEMBER 2015) Gloria shares about the books she's been reading. This month: 'ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE' by Anthony Doerr.
  • Review: 'The Wisdom Way of Knowing' by Cynthia Bourgeault
    (OCTOBER 2015) Gloria shares about the books she's been reading. This month: 'THE WISDOM WAY OF KNOWING' by Cynthia Bourgeault.
  • Let It Go!
    (OCTOBER 2015) Homecoming Friends share what they have learned about holding on and letting go in their lives.
  • The Real Gretchen Carlson
    (OCTOBER 2015) From the outside looking in, Gretchen Carlson’s journey bears all the marks of a charmed life. And yet there is another side to her life story, a side laden with mostly unseen struggles. Read how she lives to be genuine, authentic and real.
  • Review: 'Prayer' by Timothy Keller
    (AUGUST 2015) Gloria shares about the books she's been reading. This month: 'Prayer' by Timothy Keller.
  • Pitch-Perfect Prayer
    (AUGUST 2015) St. Louis Cardinals manager MIKE MATHENY keeps his eyes on home.
  • Conversing With The Creator
    (AUGUST 2015) Gloria Gaither shares a perspective on prayer.
  • Age to Age: Amy & Vince
    (JUNE 2015) Amy Grant and Vince Gill nurture an abiding legacy of faith, love, and music. Gloria Gaither talks with Amy and Vince about cross-generational faith, hymns, and more...
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