Humanity suffered a profound loss, and heaven gained one of God's best friends yesterday, June 23 when Bill Gillham went home to be with our Lord. Bill was a loving husband and father as well as a gifted communicator. He was a friend to many. Put simply, Bill was an amazing expression of God's grace. The life of Christ truly radiated through him. Bill modeled well what it means for Christ to live through a person's "earthsuit."
For over three decades through Lifetime Guarantee Ministries founded by he and his wife Anabel, Bill communicated the love of God in down home verbiage. He wrote and spoke about the grace of God and identity in Christ in a variety of contexts. He made difficult theological concepts simple, applicable, and real. Bill made the living Jesus personal and tangible. With grace and wisdom he taught us the invaluable truth about who we really are in Christ.
It's impossible to measure his influence. His books and other writings have touched countless people. His ministry saved marriages and mentored leaders. He gave hope to people who thought hope would never find them again. What an incredible legacy!
It is a blessing to know that Bill and Anabel are together again. They are walking together with Jesus, completely content, and fully in his presence.
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C.S. Lovett said that physical death is the saint's "graduation day". Just as you and I experienced numerous emotions as we marched into the auditorium to graduate from school, we're now marching toward the halls of glory. Paul said to us, "To be absent from the [earthsuit] is to be present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8).
Teacher. Communicator. Funny. Compliment to Anabel. Founder. Writer. Media personality. These are quick descriptors for Dad--or, Bill, to all but two of you.