Gil Bates Biography
Gil Bates is an American Tv personality who is best known for starring on Bringing Up Bates an American reality television show which follows Gil and Kelly Bates, their 19 children, and extended family.
Bates is also a pastor in his own church, Bible Baptist Church, in Clinton, TN which opened in September 2015. He also is on the board of directors for the Institute in Basic Life Principles.
Gil Bates Education
Gil attended and graduated from Belton-Honea Path High School. In tenth grade, he became a Christian and asked his parents for permission to attend Austin Road Baptist Church.
In tenth grade, his football coach, Kenny Ashley, started a chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and soon after Gil became a Christian. He asked his parents for permission to attend Austin Road Baptist Church, which they granted. As a senior, he won the 1983 South Carolina State Wrestling Champion and was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Gil Bates Age
Gil is 58 years old as of 2023. He was born Gilvin “Gil” Bates on January 1, 1965, in Honea Path, South Carolina, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of January every year.
Gil Bates Height
Gil stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (170 cm) tall and weighs about 164 lbs or 74kg.
Gil Bates Family
Bill and Jane Bates in Honea Path, South Carolina. He was the couple’s first child, and was followed by two more children.
Bates is the son of Bill and Jane Gates. He was the firstborn and he has two younger siblings. At a very young age, Bates was obsessed with football. By the time he was 2 years old, he had and at 8 years old, Bates began playing.
Gil Bates Wife
When Gil and Kelly Jo Bates married in 1987, they didn’t plan to have kids, but something changed over time; now they’re parents to 19 children — yes 19! When they range from toddler to 20-something and live under one roof, challenges abound, even for a tight-knit family like the Bates brood. Among those are the parents’ strict rules, which include everyone’s chores, watching little to no TV, and the girls wearing only dresses. Gil runs a tree service that employs some of his sons, while Kelly Jo stays home to make the meals and do the laundry, home schooling and other tasks. As the eldest child gets older, new issues — including romance, careers and babies — enter the picture.
The Bates brood! Gil Bates and Kelly Bates have 19 children and document their family’s lives on Bringing Up Bates.
The couple tied the knot in December 1987 and welcomed their first child the following year. By 2012, Kelly had given birth to nine boys and 10 girls, without any multiples in the mix. Many of their kids have gotten married over the years, giving the pair 14 grandchildren — and counting.
Kelly wrote via Instagram in June 2020 that her grandkids keep her “world so bright and happy.” She gushed, “Best therapy ever! Never a dull moment!”
The UPtv personalities first graced television screens in a 2012 series called United Bates of America. They returned to TV for Bringing Up Bates three years later and had reached their 9th season by March 2020.
Gil Bates Children
Gil Bates and Kelly Bates have 19 children and document their family’s lives on Bringing Up Bates.
Having so many kids was mostly Kelly’s idea, Gil told Christian Examiner in April 2016. “My wife one day said, ‘I think God wants us to trust Him on having children,’” he told the outlet at the time. “I said, ‘Wait a minute. We could have 20 kids. You just can’t do that.’ … There are only two things that are going to last forever – God’s Word and people. We went down a path, and we didn’t know anyone else in the world thought this way, but we were convinced it was what we should do.”
Gil Bates Net Worth
Bates has an estimated net worth of around $500000 to $3 million.
Gil Bates United Bates of America
In March 2012, the Bates family was featured on a TV series called United Bates of America.
The Bates family was featured on a TV series called United Bates of America, and it was announced in October 2014 that the family would return in a new series which would be called Bringing Up Bates.
This served as some kind of e-introduction to the family before their own TLC show, United Bates of America, premiered on August 13, 2012.
However, the ran for one season, before announcing on October 6, 2012, that it had been canceled.
Gil Bates Bringing Up Bates
Gil is one of the cast members of Bringing Up Bates. The series debuted on January 1, 2015, and is currently in season 10. The show follows Gil and Kelly Jo Bates and their 19 kids, several of whom now have children and families of their own — as they embark on major life moments and navigate big changes. Season 10 premiered on Thursday, April 8, at 9/8c.
Season 10 is full of major life moments and changes for everyone in the family. Some highlights in the trailer include courtships, engagements, pregnancies, gender reveals, and COVID-19, which directly affects the family when several of its members contract the coronavirus. Other moments include birthday surprises, charity work, and updates on the family’s businesses.
Below is a list of other cast members;
- Kelly Jo Bates (born on October 26, 1966)
- Zach Bates (born on December 30, 1988)
- Michaella Bates (born on January 23, 1990)
- Erin Bates (born on May 2, 1991)
- Lawson Bates (born on July 27, 1992)
- Nathan Bates (born on August 29, 1993)
- Alyssa Bates (born on November 9, 1994)
- Tori Bates (born on December 20, 1995)
- Trace Bates (born on February 1, 1997)
- Carlin Bates (born on April 11, 1998)
- Josie Bates (born on August 4, 1999)
- Katie Bates (born on October 5, 2000)
- Jackson Bates (born on February 17, 2002)
- Warden Bates (born on May 19, 2003)
- Isaiah Bates (born on October 16, 2004)
- Addallee Bates (born on February 17, 2006)
- Ellie Bates (born on April 28, 2007)
- Callie Bates (born on August 2, 2009)
- Judson Bates (born on September 15, 2010)
- Jeb Bates (born on February 1, 2012)