Audrey Guido, wife of the late Dr. Michael Guido, world-renowned evangelist known for his "Seeds from the Sower" ministry, died Sunday after an extended illness. She was 88.
Ms. Guido was a lifetime partner in Guido Gardens and Evangelistic Association, located in Metter. From that studio, she and her husband built the ministry from scratch into an organization known worldwide for the "Seeds from the Sower" inspirationals, which were televised, broadcast over the radio and published in countless newspapers and magazines, as well as in pamphlets.
Dr. Michael Guido passed away last year after an extended illness.
According to information from Guido Gardens, which is operated by Dr. Michael Guido's brother, Dr. Larry Guido, Audrey was the force behind the business, handling production — TV spots, radio recordings, newspaper clips and other work around the office.
In a past article published in the Metter Advertiser, Dr. Michael Guido praised his wife. "She is my inspiration," he said. "The one with whom I can always talk things over. She's much more practical than I."
Ms. Guido handled personnel issues, purchasing, and bookkeeping for the ministry, as well as designed the gardens that have become famous for the "Nights of Lights," a month-long Christmas celebration where the gardens are decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights.
The daughter of Donie and Broadus Forehand, Audrey married Michael Guido in 1943. The two traveled for 20 years before settling in Metter to begin the ministry.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete Monday and will be announced later.