Joyce shared with us that her husband always promised her one day he’d get her to meet Bill Gaither, the man who started it all. Both Joyce’s husband and son developed cancer, and during that time, she wrote in to Bill to have him pray for her family. The Gaithers even sent a letter back to Joyce during this time. All these years later, The Gaither Vocal Band came back through Des Moines to perform!
Edencrest at the Legacy worked with their tour manager to arrange a meeting with Bill and Joyce before the show. Bill and Joyce had a wonderful chat, and he signed the letter than they sent Joyce all those years ago. Joyce said that she knew her family was smiling down from heaven at the two of them that night.