Editor’s Note: Recently Tabernacle held our annual Missions Conference. In the coming weeks we will provide a look at each of the missionaries that came and ministered to us during this special time for our church. We trust that God will continue to use His servants to accomplish His work.
Saved: Both saved at North Hills Baptist Church in Minot, ND
Education: Guy-Undergraduate in Practical Christian Training and Master of Ministry from Bob Jones University; Honorary degree from Ambassador Baptist College; Mary (Cookie)-Undergraduate degree in counseling from Bob Jones University.
Previous Ministry: Assistant pastor at Southside Baptist Church, Greenville, SC; founder of Calvary Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC; and presently Pastor Emeritus of Calvary Baptist Church.
Present Ministry: Windows of Heaven Ministries. Encourages and assists missionaries and church planters. They also conduct couples retreats and speak at various conferences here in the United States as well as on the foreign mission field.
Mission Field: Churches in US and various mission fields of the world.
Family: Four children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Bio: Dr. Guy Altizer attended William and Mary College on a football scholarship and later joined the United States Air Force. After eleven years of active service, he was honorably discharged. He continued his career as a computer instructor for an electronics company in East Tennessee where he was an active member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church.
When Dr. Altizer was 36 years old, God called him to preach. He moved his family to Greenville, SC, to attend Bob Jones University where he received his undergraduate degree in 1979 and his Master of Ministry degree in 1995. He received an honorary doctorate from Ambassador Baptist College in 1993.
After eight years of ministry as an assistant pastor, Dr. Altizer founded Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC, in 1985. God has greatly blessed this church of over 800 members. In 2002, he retired from the pastorate and started “Windows of Heaven Ministries,” a support ministry for missionaries and church planters. The Lord has used this new ministry in many churches both nationally and internationally.