Guy felt God calling him into the ministry at a young age. While he was at church camp in eighth grade, Guy felt the Call of God upon his life. He followed his father’s example in construction and later graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Construction Engineering.
After graduating from college, Guy was involved in both bridge construction and general building construction. He took a job in Saudi Arabia with Fluor Engineering and during this time overseas, Guy worked with various internationals. He enjoyed in getting to know more about the people and learning about their culture. After completing his work in Saudi Arabia, Guy traveled to the Philippines.
During his travels in the Philippines, Guy met a missionary family. As Guy ministered with them over the next four months in the mountainous provinces of the Philippines, he felt the Holy Spirit touch upon his life. He knew God was calling him to full-time ministry and he knew what he had been searching for was revealed.
Guy submitted to God’s call and entered Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in the Philippines. While at the seminary, God used Guy’s talents in engineering and construction to help the college design and build their new campus. He spent the next two years as a missionary associate before receiving his appointment as a World Missionary with the Assemblies of God.
Guy & Kathy met while he was itinerating to raise funds to go back to the Philippines. Kathy (Wootton) is a graduate of Central Bible Collage and has worked on staff for the Ohio Ministry Network, “The Complete Biblical Library” and Des Moines First Assembly of God.
For over ten years, Guy has ministered in the Philippines and Indonesia both in church planting and in using his background as an engineer to help design and build Bible Schools. As Guy & Kathy and their two daughters returned home, Guy joined the staff of Teen Challenge (TC) in Iowa. Soon after joining the ministry, he was invited to be a part of the TC ministry in Columbus, Ohio where he served for the next seven years as the Executive Director.
Having a passion to minister to the various ethnic groups here in America, in 2004 Guy and Kathy received their appointment with Intercultural Ministries under US Missions to minister to the international people in America. Through Gershom Ministries, Guy & Kathy are reaching out to the internationals living and working in Columbus, Ohio and have partnered with International Friendships in establishing friendships among the international students on the Ohio State University Campus. People are coming to America from every nation thereby providing an opportunity to reach the world by reaching those who are coming here. By sharing the love of the Lord, many have come to an understating that there is a God and have come to receive Christ as their Personal Savior.
Guy & Kathy are still in the process of funding their ministry and would sincerely appreciate your prayers and financial support.