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.

  • "Thunder Dog"
    (OCTOBER 2011) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: "Thunder Dog" by Michael Hingson with Susy Flory
  • "The Boy, the Kite and the Wind"
    (AUGUST 2011) Gloria's Book Club pick of the month: "The Boy, the Kite and the Wind" by Al Andrews, Illustrations by Jonathan Bouw
  • "Jesus, You're The Center Of My Joy"
    THE SONG SAYS IT: The story behind the song, "Jesus, You're The Center Of My Joy" by Gloria & Bill Gaither and Richard Smallwood.
  • "Resurrection"
    THE SONG SAYS IT: The story behind the song, "Resurrection" by Gloria & Bill Gaither and Michael W. Smith.
  • Welcome Home: Come, Spring!
    (APRIL 2011) Gloria shares her secrets on how to make your house a home. This month, welcome Spring early this year with a little indoor gardening!
  • David Dark: Light from Dark
    (OCTOBER 2010) Gloria Gaither talks with American writer, David Dark, about his new book and more...
  • "I Am A Promise"
    (JUNE 2004) THE SONG SAYS IT: Story behind the song, "I Am A Promise", written by Gloria and Bill Gaither.
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