Guido Evangelistic Association

The information on this page was last updated 6/27/2022. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


For over fifty-five years, Guido Ministries has been faithful in sowing God's seeds on every continent. We are committed to increase our impact by training and deploying a new army of Sowers who will reach the lost by training a new generation of disciples. We are dedicated to reach those who have never heard God's message. We do this by sowing efficiently and effectively in our 8 ministries; Social Media, Radio and Television, Prison Ministry, Youth Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Guido Bible College, Publications or "Seeds" and Special Events.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Guido Evangelistic Association
600 N. Lewis Street
PO Box 508
Metter, GA 30439


Phone: (912) 685-2222

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 580690627

CEO/President: Larry Guido


Board size: 10

Founder: Rev. Michael Guido

Ruling year: 1959

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


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Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating230 of 102112 of 52
Fund acquisition rating113 of 10247 of 53
Resource allocation rating103 of 102410 of 53
Asset utilization rating861 of 102143 of 52

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$9,903$8,400$7,448$6,485
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$663,149$666,297$687,943$669,662$706,513
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$686,684$730,132$744,402$790,886$825,552
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$686,684$730,132$744,402$790,886$825,552
Total assets$1,349,833$1,396,429$1,432,345$1,460,548$1,532,065
Payables and accrued expenses$26,613$26,687$22,790$27,164$32,757
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$26,613$26,687$22,790$27,164$32,757
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$26,613$26,687$22,790$27,164$32,757
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,323,220$1,369,742$1,409,555$1,433,384$1,499,308
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,323,220$1,369,742$1,409,555$1,433,384$1,499,308
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Total contributions$505,207$473,698$554,337$497,034$536,650
Program service revenue$57,909$68,103$37,905$32,954$36,620
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,466$2,454$2,540$2,938$4,434
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$60,375$70,557$40,445$35,892$41,054
Total revenue$565,582$544,255$594,782$532,926$577,704
Program services$531,324$480,648$590,986$579,774$590,816
Management and general$75,686$100,094$27,625$19,076$15,330
Total expenses$612,104$584,068$618,611$598,850$606,146
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($46,522)($39,813)($23,829)($65,924)($28,442)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($46,522)($39,813)($23,829)($65,924)($28,442)


Larry GuidoPresident$27,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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Michael Guido was born in Lorain, Ohio, where his father was a section foreman on the B & O railroad. It was a warm, close family, full of love and laughter and music. "A lot of teasing, too," Michael said. "I remember my father used to make me play my violin whenever a certain chatterbox neighbor came to call. I finally asked him why. 'Because,' he said, 'it's easier than asking her to leave.'"

While he was still just a youngster, Michael became leader of a local band. They played at dances, in nightclubs, even in burlesque shows because the Depression was on and everyone was struggling to survive.

This career came to a sudden halt when he found himself walking past a revival meeting in Lorain. On impulse he went in "just to see what was going on." But when the preacher asked people to come forward and surrender their lives to Christ, Michael was among them. After that, everything was different.

He decided to go to Bible school and become an evangelist himself. He had almost no money, but nobody else had much either. "Once, I remember, I was embarrassed because my only pair of shoes wore out. My toes were coming through. I didn't think the Lord wanted my feet appearing in public like that, so I prayed. 'Lord, I'm Your child. Please give me a pair of shoes.' Soon after that a man I hardly knew said to me, 'I have the strangest feeling that I'm supposed to buy you some shoes.' He took me down to a Thom McAnn store and bought me a pair for three dollars, a lot of money in those days. I knew then that the Lord was aware of all my needs and would take care of them if I just trusted Him."

After Bible school Michael did a lot of traveling as a religious speaker. One day in the little town of Metter a friend said, "There's a girl here you ought to meet. Her name is Audrey Forehand, and she's as bright and pretty as a new dime. Going to be a doctor; she's been offered a scholarship at Johns Hopkins. You ought to know, however, that she's an agnostic."

As soon as he met Audrey, Michael knew that he didn't want to live without her. They argued passionately about religion, though. One day Michael asked her to read aloud the first verse of the Fourteenth Psalm, "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God..." "When I did, she gave me a stern look. She said, 'Are you calling me a fool, Michael Guido?' 'Honey,' I said, 'I think the Lord beat me to it, don't you?' Well, she finally accepted the Lord, gave up her medical plans, and married me."

Audrey wanted to be a helpful partner in her husband's work. She didn't sing, or play a musical instrument, so she decided to become a magician, using the tricks and illusions to gain people's attention and help Michael win them to Christ. They traveled all over the country, living out of suitcases, making friends wherever they went.

Then one night in 1957 on the road between Metter and Atlanta a small truck pulled suddenly out of a side road. There was a terrible crash. When Michael staggered out of the wreck he saw Audrey lying on the ground unconscious, hands crushed, face terribly lacerated. Doctors thought her injuries might be permanent, but with an out-pouring of prayer and the skill of some splendid surgeons eventually she recovered.

While in the hospital Audrey found that there were almost no religious radio programs worth listening to. The conviction grew that the direction she and Michael should take was into a radio ministry.

They knew almost nothing about broadcasting, but they learned that people responded to short, anecdotal messages with a touch of humor along with the religious element.

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