Who is Gil Bates?
Gil bates is known for his ministry as a pastor in his own church and also for their reality TV series which is titled “bringing up the Bates ” which is currently on its sixth season. It first as a show called 17 kids and counting with their close family friends, known as the Duggar family. Then the show was later cancelled after a few episodes. He has always being passionate about his religion as he was converted since in high school.
He was born on 1st of January, 1965 to his parents Bill Bates and Janet Bates. He was the first son at the time and then the parents went on to have two more children. Bill lived with his parent at South Carolina.
Gil Bates became very fond of children, not just his own and has always being. He later went on to won a tree excavation company, which is known as the Bates tree Service. As the business grew, he had his children work with him on it, yet many times they still had to struggle to make ends meet. Much later when his son’s where grown, one of them opened up a business, which grew and even began to support the family from time to time. He remains a pastor in his church and is also a board member of the Institute for basic life principle.