Allison Gilliam has been a worship planner for forty years at the First Baptist Church, Valley Mills, Texas. She was planning innovative worship before it became a trend. To her, enjoying all the senses in worship can only enhance the pleasure the Heavenly Father receives through our weekly worship experience.
Allison is also a songwriter. She has published many children's songs with LifeWay. She also has three copyrights in the Celebrating Grace Hymnal. Most recently, her song, "I Will Rest", was the 2012 Write About Jesus Grand Prize.
Allison graduated from Baylor University with majors in chemistry and music theory. She has served on several boards-the Gospel Music Association in Nashville, the Baptist Standard, and, presently, the First National Bank of Bosque County.
Allison stills lives in Valley Mills with her husband, John. They have a son, Phil, and a daughter, Jennifer. They enjoy three grandchildren.