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 ...
  • Gayle Will Newsletter (Fall 2017) October 10, 2017 Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33: 3   This is Widder checking in.....April Fools, it is September 25, 2017! This is really Steph writing on the behalf of my Mother. I would like to update you all on Mom and thank you all for your continued prayer and financial support. I am going to go back in time just a few years, to try to get everyone caught up to ...
  • Will, Gayle (Spring, 2010) May 7, 2010 Will family reunion in Oklahoma"I am so thankful the Lord brought me through a 10-day stay in the hospital with a bout of e-coli. I missed all of the 2009 Super Boot Camp." Read how the Lord is helping "Widder" face this and other challenges...
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  1. 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!!

  2. 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.

    • Jeanette, That would be great! Please give the office a call before you come so that we can have someone available to take you on a tour (321-453-0350).

  3. Dinah Rigel Bailey

    Hi Gayle,
    I’m Dinah Rigel from the 84 Clavaria Philippines team. Thought I’d say hi and keep up the great work.

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