Welcome to the Bates family blog! Gil and Kelly have been married since 1987. They have nineteen children with four in heaven. Seven of their children are married. Two children are engaged. One child is in a courtship. They have eighteen grandchildren. They have five grandchildren in heaven.
We are so excited to share with you that Lawson's concert at Wallace Memorial Baptist church will be filmed this Saturday and be featured on Bringing Up Bates. The proceeds from that night will go to East Tennessee Children's hospital.