Tim Bates accidentally shot himself in the chest when he was 4yrs. Old. The bullet severed an artery in his heart in two; powder burned his lungs and damaged his voice box. The doctors said he would never talk above a whisper if he lived through it. Today, Tim is known now for having a powerful vocal presence. He also is recognized as a gifted songwriter, having the opportunity to write with some of America’s most talented writers and having the privilege of some of today’s gospel music artists recording his material. He also does BGV(background vocal) work at the local recording facility close to his hometown. Tim is also an evangelist, holding conferences throughout the year and their extensive touring schedule.