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.

  • 'Does God Sing?'
    (APRIL 2014) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: DOES GOD SING?: A MUSICAL JOURNEY by Aaron Robinson.
  • Leonard Sweet — Living A Well-Played Song
    (APRIL 2014) Leonard Sweet is one of those multifaceted, influential, gifted people who seems to have gone through the line several times when talents were doled out. Gloria Gaither had the privilege of getting to talk with him.
  • Does God Sing?
    (APRIL 2014) Gloria Gaither talks one on one with composer and author Aaron Robinson.
  • Welcome Home: Return of the Song
    (APRIL 2014) Gloria shares her secrets on how to make your house a home. This month, Gloria talks about how Springtime brings songbirds to your home.
  • 'The Time Keeper'
    (FEBRUARY 2014) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: THE TIME KEEPER by Mitch Albom.
  • Welcome Home: Beauty in the Commonplace
    (FEBRUARY 2014) In the midst of a dreary winter, Gloria shares how we can be surrounded with the things that bring peace and comfort—the common things that are natural and personal.
  • "Listen to the Angels Singing"
    (DECEMBER 2013) THE SONG SAYS IT: The story behind the song, "Listen to the Angels Singing" by Bill & Gloria Gaither.
  • Welcome Home: Symbols
    (DECEMBER 2013) Gloria shares how a rich heritage of traditions and symbols around the home at certain times of the year can help teach our children about the truth of God's Word.
  • Ann Voskamp: The Gifts Of The Wise
    (DECEMBER 2013) We became acquainted with Ann Voskamp through her very first book, One Thousand Gifts, which zoomed up the bestseller lists. Now Gloria Gaither talks with Ann and discusses her new book, The Greatest Gift.
  • 'Immortal Diamond' Review
    (DECEMBER 2013) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: IMMORTAL DIAMOND by Richard Rohr.
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