Gil Bates

Pastor, Bible Baptist Church

Featured on UP TV’s “Bringing Up Bates,” Gil and Kelly and their 19 children love serving the Lord, and ministering in Bible-based churches. For those who have never met them, know this, if you need a taste of Southern hospitality, just stop by the Bates’ home nestled in the hills of Tennessee. Or, if you need a taste of good, down-to-earth, preaching on family, marriage, and your walk with the Lord, listen as Gil Bates shares from the Word and his own walk with God. In joint messages, Gil and Kelly delight audiences across the nation as they share transparently about the ups and downs of raising a large family in messages like “How to Remove Stress in Your Marriage,” and “Letting Go and Letting God.”