Come and see the Wills Family in Concert July 15th 10:30am!
The Wills are a family that have been singing gospel music for over 70 years. The original Wills Family was started in 1938 out in the plains of West Texas by A. B. “Pop” Wills. Since that time there has been a continuous line of Wills singing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The current group consists of Bob Sr. (youngest son of A. B.) and his family. Bob Jr. (Bobby Lee) his wife Annette and Angel do the majority of the traveling. Bob Sr., Don (pastor of First Baptist Church of Fort Worth) and Ron join the group when their schedule allows. The Original Wills Family started singing in the old Stamps-Baxter singing conventions and even had their own nationally syndicated TV program. The Wills have sung in all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and Europe. They’ve shared the stage with artists such as The Cathedral Qt., Gold City Qt., The Perrys, Brian Free & Assurance. Various members have appeared on The Gaither Homecoming Videos. For many years Bob Sr. owned and managed The Inspirationals Quartet. During those years the quartet sang at many prestigious events including the Dove Awards show for their nominated song “Bought By The Blood” and the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman and Opryland. Stylistically The Wills range from traditional or southern gospel to sophisticated 6-part harmony arrangements. Over the last several years their focus has been ministering to and through the local church. Their concert program while uplifting and entertaining is always ministry focused. Nowadays a majority of the songs they sing are original and written by Bob Wills Jr., but they still sing favorites and even take requests from the audience.
In 2000, Bob Jr. and Annette decided to go back on the road in full time music ministry. Bob had been music director for a church and was very happy in that position but felt the Lord leading elsewhere. In the following weeks Bob and Annette started traveling again with his Dad and sister Angel. During that time Bob began writing songs and realized this this was the direction the Lord was leading. Bob writes and produces his original music in his studio. They are about to make a new national gospel radio release “I’ll Trust The Bible” from the album “An Attitude of Gratitude”. The inspiration for a number of the songs on this album comes from the journey they have been on since Feb. 7, 2008 when Annette had a stroke in Denver, CO. Bob says “It has been a struggle and it turned our world upside down but God has been more than faithful and gracious to us.” During that time pastors and friends of their ministry lifted them up in prayer and support and enabled them to continue on. On Easter Sunday 2008 Annette, just out of the hospital, sang with Bob and Angel at Bible Baptist Church Victorville, CA. TO GOD BE THE GLORY! Although she had to sing from a piano bench many hearts were touched as this faithful servant sang and glorified her Faithful God. Many souls were saved that day as Pastor Bob Counts preached the unvarnished Word of God. Today Annette is doing much better and is able to stand and sing without assistance. There seems to be daily improvement in her mobility. Although not fully recovered she is a blessing and inspiration to many others.
The Wills mission is to glorify the Lord through music, be used by Him to bring souls to Christ, to edify the Church and fulfill the Apostle Paul’s admonition in Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
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