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Bill Gammill hails from Ft. Worth and was raised in a Christian home, attending Ridglea West Baptist Church. Saved at age 8 and called to ministry at Falls Creek Youth Camp at age 14, he earned a music degree at Texas Tech in Lubbock, where he lived and ministered for 26 years. He has served churches as music minister in Lubbock, Brownwood, McKinney, Murphy and Justin. Bill has also been a recording studio musician, concert artist and music evangelist since 1970. With his best friend from college, Russ Murphy, Bill traveled the country during the 1980s as part of the duo “Gammill and Murphy.” They also took part in mission trips to Bolivia, Italy, Germany and Kenya. Bill and wife, Pam moved back to McKinney, TX in July 2014 after spending 6 years living and working at Aviano Air Base in Aviano, Italy, near Venice. Pam taught 5th grade at the base school. Bill led worship for the Contemporary Service at the base chapel and did substitute teaching in the elementary school. Bill has been singing and playing keyboard with the 150 voice Singing Men of Texas (North Central) since 1996 and is a past president of the choir. He has been on mission with them to China, Spain, Rio, and five times to Ukraine since October 2010 and has only missed one mission trip since 1997. Bill has a daughter, Erin, who lives in Allen, TX with her husband and three small children. Bill loves being a grandparent and babysits often. Bill has been married and widowed twice, both died of cancer, Bev in 2005 and Pam in 2017. Bill and Bev lost their second daughter, Rachel in an auto accident in 2002, two weeks after she graduated high school. Pam had no children. Since returning to Texas, Bill has been doing interim and fill-in worship leading at various churches around DFW and is in constant demand for concerts, banquets and senior adult events. Bill loves to sing and plays piano, guitar, bass and banjo. He feels music is a way to encourage others with the message of God’s love.