Guy Altizer Bio

July 26th, 2011 by galtizer




As a 36 yr. old married man and father of 3 boys, Guy Altizer was not the typical college student when he entered Bob Jones
University. But God had called this ex-Air Force serviceman to the ministry. After serving in England he and his wife, Cookie, had been transferred to a base in Minot, MN. In 1965, a coworker had finally convinced him to go to church and he and Cookie were both saved in that service.

After the military he moved his family to Gray, TN, to teach computers in an electronics company and became involved in
Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, where, under the ministry of Dr. Gene Lasley, he received the call to preach. So in 1976 it was off to BJU in Greenville, SC, to study, and working to support a family was a necessity. Finding a janitorial job at Southside Baptist Church was a divine arrangement: After graduation he was ordained there and became Minister of Outreach and Minister of Senior Adults (the original Caleb’s Kin.)

His outreach ministry took him to a visitation and soul-winning project in nearby Simpsonville, SC, where it became
apparent that a new church should be planted. Southside-Simpsonville was started in Feb. 1985, with Guy as pastor and it grew rapidly with souls being saved regularly. By July 1987, it was obvious that the church should continue
independently, and Calvary Baptist Church was chartered with 295 members.

The tremendous growth required expansion in a new location, and God wonderfully allowed the purchase of property in what
would shortly be the fastest growing area in upstate SC. The church now occupies 22 prime acres and soul winning and programs for all ages have increased attendance to 750. Missions and church planting have always been close to Guy and Cookie’s hearts and the church supports 52 missionaries in the US and in foreign lands.

Yearly visits to these missionaries in England, Europe, Central America and the south seas convinced Guy and Cookie
that there are many missionaries and other Christian ministries with needs that are difficult or impossible for these workers to meet. With the demands of their ministries they can’t leave the fields to raise needed funds and
equipment. It is urgent that someone present their needs to those capable of supplying them, and Guy Altizer has contacts around the world and the ability to tap sources that are out of the reach of these ministries.

Having experienced God’s blessings in his own life, serviceman, computer teacher, janitor, minister, soul winner, pastor, Guy Altizer has been led of God to found WINDOWS OF HEAVEN Ministries, to hold up the hands of Christ’s ambassadors around the world.

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