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GMA Hall of Fame Member Lou Hildreth Recovering From Surgery

Houston, Texas, August 20, 2014- GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame Member, Lou Hildreth is recovering from surgery due to a broken ankle after slipping on a rain soaked deck at her home in Houston, Texas. Lou’s husband, Howard is taking good care of her along with their son, Dr. David Hildreth, prominent Houston surgeon and daughter, Kathryn Mumaw.

Lou Hildreth is a Gospel Music pioneer and is loved and respected by many friends and lou howardpeers. She has served in the Gospel Music Industry as a member of Texas’ First Family of Gospel Music- the Wills Family, as well as a Television Host, Songwriter, Publisher, Journalist, an Industry Leader and one of the founders of the Southern Gospel Music Guild. Lou was also the first woman to own a gospel artist agency- Nashville Gospel Talent and is seen on many Gaither Homecoming videos.

lou oaksLou Hildreth has received many honors due to her contributions and dedicated service. In 2005, she was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame and in 2007 she was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame at Dollywood in Sevierville, Tennessee. In 2008, Ms. Hildreth was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in Dallas, Texas. She is also a recipient of the first James Blackwood award as well as an honor Doctor of Sacred Music from Louisiana Baptist University. Lou Hildreth recognizes excellence within the Gospel Music Industry and presents the “Lou Hildreth Award” each year during the Diamond Awards.

Tjudylouhe love of Christ radiates from Ms Lou as she encourages others live out Matthew 5:16. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” She is also known as a mighty woman of God and prayer warrior.
Since Lou strongly believes in the power of prayer, prayers are greatly appreciated during this time of healing.

If you would like to send “well-wishes” to Lou, notes of encouragement can be mailed to P.O. Box 271106, Houston, Texas 77277 or emailed to

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