Gil Bates Biography
Gil Bates is a renowned American television personality and an entrepreneur who is best known for his reality show Bringing up Bates on Up Tv. It’s about Gil and Kelly Bates, their 19 children, and extended family.
Bates went to Belton-Honea Path High School. While in his tenth grade, his football coach, Kenny Ashley, began a chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, after a while, Bates became a Christian. Bates asked his parents for permission to attend Austin Road Baptist Church, which they granted.
For his college education, Bates joined Anderson University. Later on, he transferred to Carson Newman University.
Previously, the Bates family was featured on a 2012 TV series known as United Bates of America. In October 2014, it was announced that the family would return in a new series which would be called Binging Up Bates. The series premiered on January 1, 2015. Season nine aired on March 5, 2020.
Additionally, as a senior, Bates won the 1983 South Carolina State Wrestling Champion, he was voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Moreover, Bates is the owner of a tree excavating company, called Bates Tree Service. His sons have grown old enough to assist, he has employed them in this business. He says that it’s a dangerous job, even after taking safety precautions. “We’ve had some close calls, and I get awful nervous, but we’ve had no mishaps, thank the Lord.” Bates also struggles to make ends meet even with this business. His son Lawson, opened his own lawn care business while a young teenager, and his father often relied on his income to help make ends meet.
In 2008, Gil Bates and his family’s close family friends, the Duggar family, premiered their own reality show, 17 Kids and Counting, on TLC. Moreover, in the episode “When Big Families Collide”, which aired on October 13, 2008, the viewers were introduced to the Bates family. Bates and his family appeared in a number of episodes in the show’s ten-season run.
Similarly, a special episode of the show, “The Bates Family: And Baby Makes 19″ premiered on March 13, 2012, and served as a sort of re-introduction to the family before the premiere of their own TLC show, United Bates of America, on August 13, 2012. The show ran only for one season, before announcing on October 6, 2012, that it had been canceled.
Furthermore, Bates opened his church in September 2015, called Bible Baptist Church, in Clinton, Tennessee. Currently, he is still the pastor. Additionally, he also serves on the board of directors for the Institute in Basic Life Principles.
Furthermore, on November 18, 2014, the Bates family announced they had begun filming for a second reality show, Bringing Up Bates. Bringing Up Bates, which premiered on UpTV on January 1, 2015, is currently in its ninth season.
Gil Bates Age
How old is Gil Bates? Bates is 57 years old as of 2022. He was born William Gilvin Bates on January 1, 1965, in Honea Path, South California, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 1st of January every year, and his zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Bates’s nationality is American, his ethnicity is Caucasian and his religion is Christian.
Gil Bates Family
Bates was born to his parents Bill and Jane Bates in Honea Path, South California, the United States of America. He was the first child of his parents, followed by two more children, a brother Greg Bates and a sister, Jennifer.
Furthermore, Bates was obsessed with football from a young age, having a uniform by the age of two years old and playing at the age of eight. While a child, he attended Methodist Churches.
Gil Bates Wife
Is Gil married? Yes, Bates is happily married to Kelly Jo Bates. The duo met at Anderson University and tied the knot on December 19, 1987. Together they have 19 children.
The couple had planned not to have children until they had been married for five years. However, Kelly got pregnant a few months after getting married, and on December 30, 1988, they welcomed their first child, Zachary Gilvin. A later, Zachary was joined by a sister, Michael Christian, born on January 23, 1990.
The other children include:
- Erin Elise born on May 2, 1991
- William Lawson born on July 27, 1992
- Kenneth Nathaniel born on August 29, 1993
- Alyssa Joy born on November 9, 1994
- Tori Layne born on December 20, 1995
- Trace Whitfield born on February 1, 1997
- Carlin Brianne born on April 11, 1998,
- Josie Kellyn born on August 4, 1999
- Katie Grace born on October 5, 2000
- Jackson Ezekiel born on February 17, 2002
- Warden Justice born on May 19, 2003
- Isaiah Courage born on October 16, 2004
- Addallee Hope born on February 17, 2006
- Ellie Bridget born on April 28, 2007
- Callie-Anna Rose born on August 2, 2009
- Judson Wyatt born on September 15, 2010, and
- Jeb Colton who was born on February 1, 2012.
Bates is a family an and he does his best to spend quality time with his children.
Gil Bates Height
Bates stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches(170 cm) and weighs 74 kg(164 lbs). Additionally, he has light brown eyes and light brown hair.
Gil Bates Net Worth
How much is Gil worth? Bates has an estimated net worth of between $400 million and $1 million. His wealth stems from his career as a television personality and an entrepreneur.