Gillespie was hit by several million volts of electricity on a gold crucifix chain he was wearing while out jogging four years ago
When he emerged from coma a week later, doctors gave him the terrible news that the bolt had left him sterile.
However, he proved them wrong, and is now expecting a baby with partner Hazel Topping, 39, on December 18.
'I'm so glad I didn't give up on fatherhood. Now I look forward to just worrying about providing for my family,' he added.
The couple also plan to wed next March