Will, Gayle


Meet Widder



Gayle “Widder” Will (originally from Oklahoma) is one of the four founders of Teen Missions.  She has been a faithful icon for over 40 years. The first Teen Missions office was in her one-car garage and now the ministry literally reaches around the world. Widder has been leading music and teaching classes since the first teams went out in 1971.  She has three grown children and seven grandchildren and many of them are former team members.  Former team members (FTMs) are her greatest love as she serves them through prayer and encouragement. Drop her an e-mail, she remembers everybody!

 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:13,19

Prayer Requests

  • To glorify the Lord
  • To trust Him for everything
  • To love unconditionally as He loves me


  • January 17

Missionary News

  • Gayle Will Newsletter (Spring 2018) May 25, 2018
    Dear Family and Friends: Thank you all so much for your prayers and for the Lord’s provisions!  It seemed to be a long and cold winter here in Texas.  Just when we thought it was warming up, we would have another cold snap for a few days.  This happened for about six weeks, so when it started truly warming up and staying warm, I was very grateful. Steph had a little bump that came up on her left arm early this year.  Our doctor kept ...
  • Gayle Will Newsletter (Winter 2018) January 29, 2018
    Dear Ones – Thank you for . . . .    the cards, the calls, the letters, the love gifts, and other expressions of love through the Christmas season and other times during the year.    We also had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Amber and Jaxon visited in November and spent 10 days, through the Thanksgiving Holiday. This always makes the house full of laughter, giggles and lots of fun!  We spent Thanksgiving in Frisco with Kelly and Dawson Herrington, one of Steph’s best friends from High School in ...
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  1. Hello!
    I’m Julieann (Cox) Allen and I was on Gibraltar 85, but also on your Singapore Dial a Teen in 86! I’ve served in church planting overseas over the last 25 years with my husband and 2 sons! TMI really had an impact on my life and I”m so grateful for the Lord leading me to those amazing summers!
    I just met some of your staff at Merritt Island! The Lord bless you!

  2. hello to a old friend Miss Widder. I am Mark Miller (Brazil 75, Peru 76, Paris 78 (went with Wondering Wheels across the country Bicycle in 1977), sent all three of my children to TMI through the years. Always will remember you and your staff yes, it was the early years: I was in Bootcamp when Bob Bland introduced the 1,000th “Teen” who had signed up with TMI. Blessings!!

  3. Hi Widder,

    I went to TMI in 78 and 79 as a result of your visit to my church in Southern California,(Granada Heights Friends Church).I am going to be in Florida, near TMI this March and was hoping I could see you.

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