” Here is a group that very well could do great things for God, very talented family”….Karen Peck & New River

” Tim Bates is a fantastic songwriter, he knows how to communicate the lyric..Proud to know him!!……Thomas Peck/Peck Publishing Co. Nashville, TN

“The Bates Family has ministered at our church on several occasion over the past 15 years, and every time they have been a true spiritual blessing to us. Tim is a true Christian gentleman. And, he and his lovely wife use their talents well as they reveal their passion for Christ in every song they sing. I look forward to having them back with us again next year”….Dave Talley, Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church of Hurlock, MD

” I have seen them on and off the platform and I can tell you without reservation, this family has high moral and ethical standards. Their ministry will encourage, uplift and bring you closer to the Lord. If your looking for an artist for your next church service, concert, fair events etc. I highly recommend The Bates Family!” …….Richard Hyssong/ The Hyssongs

” We had The Bates Family in for a weekend conference, and they ministered to my congregation. God has his hand on this family” ….Pastor Bob Beel/  Memphis,TN

” I have been around gospel music all my life, and I must say, The Bates Family moved me in ways that I haven’t moved in a long time. My church can’t get enough of them!!”…. Senior Pastor Matt Smith, Maranatha Tabernacle, Beaufort, NC.

“WOW!!! What a great service with The Bates Family!! Good anointed music, & God’s presence was so real. Southern Gospel at it’s best”…Hersel Bennett, Senior Pastor, Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God, Gerrodstown,WV

” They are a mainstay on our country gospel section of our programming, Love the Bates Family” Tim Michaels/ Program Director, Real Country WHVR, Hanover, PA.