Evangelist Michael Guido dies

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 6:33 PM
Last updated Monday, Feb. 23, 2009 12:12 AM
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Michael Guido, who founded a radio and TV ministry that spread the Christian message across the globe and drew thousands of visitors each year to the small town of Metter, Ga., died Saturday at Candler County Hospital. He was 94.

Dr. Guido broadcast his Seeds From the Sower radio program from Metter, population 3,800, for more than 50 years. The Sower Ministry’s programs are aired on 423 radio stations and 94 TV stations, according to the ministry's Web site. A print ministry mails monthly sermon series to 33,000 addresses and prints more than 1.5 million pieces of literature annually. A column, also titled Seeds From the Sower, is published in 1,300 newspapers.

The ministry is also known for Guido Gardens, a Metter landmark that draws about 50,000 visitors a year. The gardens were designed by Augusta landscape architect Roger Davis.

Each December an event now known as the Nights of Lights draws more than 40,000 people to the gardens, where Jesus’ birth is celebrated with some 2 million lights and dozens of displays, including a huge manger where the Rev. Guido can be heard in a taped message reading the Christmas story from the Bible.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the ministry’s gardens on Georgia Highway 121 in Metter. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the gardens.

Kennedy Morgan Brannen funeral home in Metter is in charge of arrangements.

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Dan White 02/22/09 - 08:16 pm
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A great man of God whose

A great man of God whose ministry was one of integrity. Go to your heavenly home and enjoy the glories of heaven you've preached about all your life.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 02/22/09 - 08:24 pm
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He will truly be missed,

He will truly be missed, before I got saved, it seemed like anytime I was drunk or high back in the 70s/80s, his commercials would come on and speak directly to me, and after I got saved, I would listen to him all the time. He planted seeds that fell on good ground.

kkinkead
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kkinkead 02/22/09 - 08:47 pm
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uh, ok

uh, ok

CH
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CH 02/22/09 - 09:05 pm
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God bless you, Dr. Guido.

God bless you, Dr. Guido. Enjoy heaven, you earned it.

lfennell
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lfennell 02/22/09 - 09:09 pm
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god bless you,brother michael

god bless you,brother michael guido.i fully well know you are with jesus right now.that will be a glorious day when we all get to heaven and be with jesus.

curly123053
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curly123053 02/22/09 - 09:11 pm
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An Angel has gone

An Angel has gone Home............

RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 02/22/09 - 09:13 pm
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Ditto what GreenJacket

Ditto what GreenJacket said...

lukeslywalker
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lukeslywalker 02/22/09 - 09:40 pm
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Right on to evey thing that

Right on to evey thing that was said, minus kinkhead, go home to God, brother, you have earned your place!

Lost In Translation
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Lost In Translation 02/22/09 - 10:54 pm
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kkinkead...you're an [filtered word]!!!!

kkinkead...you're an [filtered word]!!!! Dr Guido was a great man. You've lived a long and prosperous life and you have touch countless lives! Rest in heaven my friend! Be with God.

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edst4 02/22/09 - 11:01 pm
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I have to admit I am not one

I have to admit I am not one to listen to a preacher on TV. To me they all seem all talk and can heal the non walking. But to Michael Guido I must give credit where credit is due. He had a way of capturing your attn. His voice was soothing. I do remember seeing his "commercials" on at times. Every time I drove back and forth from Ft. Stewart to Augusta on 25 I would always see that sign that said Metter Georgia I would always think of him.

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Antknee 02/22/09 - 11:03 pm
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He was one of God's special

He was one of God's special Ministers. I cannot remember how many times I woke up to watch tv and heard the seed from the sower.It is Heaven's great gain.We will miss you Dr Guido and we shall join you one day.

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kkinkead 02/23/09 - 01:09 am
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I apologize. May Mr. Guido

I apologize. May Mr. Guido find peace in New Jersey. I mean heaven.

FedupwithAUG
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FedupwithAUG 02/23/09 - 01:13 am
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I’m sure he hates gay people;

I’m sure he hates gay people; I hope he riots in hell where he deserves to be.

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Aliyah 02/23/09 - 01:22 am
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I have listen to Mr.Guido for

I have listen to Mr.Guido for years.He was a GREAT minster.He will be Greatly missed.My condolance to the family.

georgiasouthern
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georgiasouthern 02/23/09 - 01:41 am
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Rest in Peace. You will

Rest in Peace. You will receive many rewards in Heaven.

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SargentMidTown 02/23/09 - 01:50 am
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I am getting old. Everyone

I am getting old. Everyone who is familiar is dying. Soon I too will die. R.I.P.

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KSL 02/23/09 - 05:07 am
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I apologize. May Mr. Guido

I apologize. May Mr. Guido find peace in New Jersey. I mean heaven.
Posted by kkinkead on Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:09 AM What kind of idiot are you?

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christian134 02/23/09 - 06:44 am
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Rest in peace Michael

Rest in peace Michael Guido...I have never forgotten your dedication for your ministry as well as the peaceful beauty of the place you created for the people dedicated to God...You will be missed greatly...

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HYPOCRITES 08 02/23/09 - 08:09 am
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He was one of the few people

He was one of the few people that I looked forward to hearing from. Enjoy your peaceful rest, in GOD's loving arms.

voiceofconcern
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voiceofconcern 02/24/09 - 01:06 am
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rest in peace Father Guido.

rest in peace Father Guido.

nanaroro
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nanaroro 02/27/09 - 07:28 am
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Dr Guido was truely a man of

Dr Guido was truely a man of God he spoke at our church last year..Even at his age then he was a joy to listen to..I know he is up there with his Jesus that he loved so much..Please pray for his wife and family...God Bless You

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