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.

  • 'Beautiful Outlaw'
    (APRIL 2013) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: 'Beautiful Outlaw' by John Eldredge.
  • The Triumph of Art vs Argument
    (APRIL 2013) Gloria shares how music can impact the soul when mere facts can't.
  • Welcome Home: This Ol’ Table
    (FEBRUARY 2013) Gloria shares her secrets on how to make your house a home. This month, Gloria talks about decorating your dinning room table.
  • 'Letters To Heaven'
    (FEBRUARY 2013) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: 'Letters to Heaven: Reaching Beyond the Great Divide' by Calvin Miller.
  • "When Your Parent Becomes Your Child"
    (DECEMBER 2012) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: "When Your Parent Becomes Your Child" by Ken Abraham.
  • Beverly Lewis: The Plain Truth
    (DECEMBER 2012) Gloria Gaither speaks with popular Amish Fiction Author, Beverly Lewis, about how Amish fiction has touched our culture, and about what we can learn from the Amish.
  • Welcome Home: Sacred Spaces
    (OCTOBER 2011) Gloria shares her secrets on how to make your house a home. This month, Gloria talks about how we can make our homes places of peace and love.
  • "Tyndale"
    (OCTOBER 2012) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: "Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice" by David Teems.
  • The Word Of God: Alive and Singing!
    (OCTOBER 2012) Modern technology has brought the world into our hands, but God’s ultimate navigational app has always been right there for us — for every step of our journey.
  • Picnics I Have Known
    (AUGUST 2012) Gloria Gaither talks about the picnic memories in her life.
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