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Golden anniversary for The Sower
Popular Metter evangelist to mark 50 years of ministry
Dr. Michael Guido
‘The Sower,’ Michael Guido, will celebrate his 50th year in ministry June 9-10. The former band leader has been a staple on local airwaves with his Gospel messages. - photo by Photo submitted

The 50th anniversary celebration of “The Sower” ministry will be held in Metter on June 9-10.

Michael Guido, now 92 years old, began the ministry with a mobile radio station, traveling around the U.S. in an Airstream trailer with his wife, Audrey.

She did magic tricks to attract people to their evangelistic meetings. There were many newspaper articles and photos published throughout the U.S. about the unique couple.

They made a commitment never to solicit for money for their ministry but to rely on their belief that “if the Lord guides, He will provide.” Their ministry has been supported strictly by donations all these years.

One could easily say that Michael Guido, M.G. stands for “man of God.” Surely, as you are in his company, you feel God’s presence.

Before he became a Christian, Guido was the leader of a dance band and played in nightclubs and for burlesque shows. He shares a wonderful and moving testimony of how he gave his life to Christ. Over the years of his ministry, he has touched countless lives with his example, his encouragement and his guidance.

He and Audrey built the beautiful and inspirational Guido Gardens, located in Metter. It is free and open to the public year round, all hours. About 1,000 people visit each month.

During their annual Nights of Lights in December, approximately 40,000 visitors come yearly. An Easter Sunrise service is also held annually.

“The Sower” ministry has grown into a worldwide ministry and they distribute publications, write newspaper columns and have TV and radio spots, including the Armed Forces radio.

Guido still speaks most every Sunday as a guest speaker in churches. A few months ago, he was asked to speak before the Senate and House in Atlanta. He did so and received a standing ovation.

June 9 activities will be held 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be music, puppets, drama presentation, children’s play equipment, free DVDs, displays, lunch for all guests and a demonstration from Georgia Southern University Raptor Center.

Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m., there will be gospel music, guest speakers, Gov. Sonny Perdue, displays and refreshments.

For additional information, contact Lila Williams at (912) 685-2222 or