Photo: The Gaither Vocal Band
By Carl Stagner
Across the Church of God—more accurately, across Christendom—the name Gaither has become synonymous with the best of gospel music. With a sense of holy pride in two of its own, the Church of God has celebrated the extensive reach of Bill and Gloria Gaither for several decades. From “He Touched Me,” to “Because He Lives,” to “The Family of God,” several classics found in the Church of God hymnal have come to us from the pens of Bill and Gloria. The Gaither Vocal Band, featured on just about every one of the highly popular Gaither Homecoming videos, has touched audiences around the world with the hope of Jesus Christ set to music. We couldn’t be more excited to announce the Gaither Vocal Band as kickoff worship artists for Church of God Convention 2017 in Wichita, Kansas. Continue reading
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Recently Anderson University hosted two special concerts entitled “Woven Threads” that brought together some of AU’s most well-known alumni musical talent to support the university where each developed their talent and began their careers. A special CD of the live performance is now available for purchase online at Rivet Merch.
“Woman Threads is a gift of love to Anderson University,” said President Dr. James L. Edwards. “We are so grateful to Sandi Patty and each of the artists who have given so generously of themselves to provide a truly unique project, one I know you will love.” Continue reading
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By Zach Osowski
Gospel music legend Gloria Gaither had a much different plan for her life when she first got to Anderson University years ago.
“I wanted to be a missionary to Africa,” she told AU’s student body during a chapel service Tuesday, when she received the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance’s outstanding music alumni award. Continue reading
The Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present Gloria Gaither with the 2013 Outstanding Music Alumni Award during chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
For more than 50 years, Gloria and her husband, Bill Gaither, have shared a mutual commitment to a larger purpose. Their union has produced more than 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 Grammy and Dove awards, the ASCAP Songwriters of the Century Award, and induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Continue reading