The Bates Family

South Haven

by Kelly on June 17, 2012

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    We recently visited one of our favorite churches, South Haven Baptist Church in Springfield, TN, where the children were able to share in song and Gil was able to preach.

   Pastor Gagliano has been a wonderful influence in our children’s’ lives, as we have downloaded and have listened to many of his sermons! He is preaching a tremendous series on the family, available on the church website ( ).south haven 2

    One of the things that impresses us most about Pastor Gagliano’s message is the fruit seen in his children’s lives. Each of them (or their spouses) serve in fulltime ministry positions and love the Lord. May God help us draw wisdom from other families like these as we strive to raise our children with a heart for God!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsay February 3, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Thank you coming to our church a few months ago me and my sisters really
Enjoyed listening to you and your family sing!!!!


Laura February 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I was just wondering whether it’s my computer that has something wrong, since I am not able to view any of the photos if the previous posts, but I can’t view all the photos of the next posts. Since your photos are always so gorgeous, it would be so nice to see all of them, so I would like to know if you know whether there’s something wrong with my computer or is it something caused by the blog? Thanks!


Kelly February 5, 2014 at 5:17 am

Dear Laura,
Some of the old posts don’t show pictures, because they were lost when we changed web designers. I’m hoping to one day re-post them so they’ll show up again. Love, Kelly


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