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2016 News Releases

December 30, 2016

Former Annuity Board President Powell dies at 83

DALLAS — Former Annuity Board, now GuideStone Financial Resources, president Paul W. Powell died December 28, following a stroke earlier this month. He was 83. ...
December 15, 2016

I haven’t forgotten pastoring them.

“I’ve worked all summer — mowing yards, trying to save enough money to fix my wife’s teeth. I plan to work next summer to finish paying for her teeth.” Hard wor...
December 14, 2016
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Fed rate hike welcome, expected news; no impact for long-term investors

Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee confirmed analyst and market expectations and voted to raise the target Fed Funds rate by 0.25 percent, bringing it...
November 23, 2016

Updated: Overview of Overtime Rules

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked up to 40 ...
November 15, 2016

Trump’s surprise election may lead to market volatility, better long-term economic growth

DALLAS — The election of Donald J. Trump may have surprised political observers, but his election and the continued control of Congress by fellow Republicans co...
August 15, 2016

GuideStone announces results of internal reviews, restructuring

DALLAS — GuideStone's theme for 2015 was the "Year of Efficiency," whereby GuideStone sought out new efficiencies in people, processes and policies. Scores of e...
August 4, 2016

GuideStone trustees hear reports during Year of Influence

NEWPORT BEACH, California — Citing gratefulness to the Lord for the privilege to serve those who serve the Lord, GuideStone executive officers and staff provide...
June 21, 2016

Seeds of compassion produce a harvest of gratitude

Sandra McGill never dreamed she’d be a pastor’s wife. When she and Joe married in 1954, he hadn’t told her about his call to preach while operating a plow on hi...
May 16, 2016

Supreme Court ruling good news for GuideStone, ministries

DALLAS — The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion today, May 16, ordering the government to work out a solution in the contraceptive mandate cases that...
May 9, 2016

Health care insurers nationwide continue to face rising costs due to Affordable Care Act

DALLAS — Health care costs continue to rise due to impact from the federal Affordable Care Act and are causing insurers to seek large rate hikes, while others h...
May 3, 2016

Thanks to Mission:Dignity, help arrives at just the right time

After 45 years of ministry, Reginald Pressley and his wife, Claudia, retired much the way they began — serving small churches in the Southeast. They were there ...
April 25, 2016

GuideStone Statement on Latest Housing Allowance Challenge

DALLAS — GuideStone is aware of and is monitoring the lawsuit filed by the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which has once again chall...
March 23, 2016

GuideStone expresses appreciation for oral arguments

DALLAS — Attorneys for GuideStone Financial Resources made oral arguments in its litigation against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its so-...
March 22, 2016

O.S. Hawkins: Ten things that might surprise you about GuideStone's Supreme Court case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear GuideStone's Supreme Court case on Wednesday, March 23 — right before Easter. The High Court will have to decide whether the go...
March 22, 2016

Supreme Court challenge has been years in the making

On March 23, attorneys for GuideStone Financial Resources, Reaching Souls International and Truett-McConnell College, along with more than 30 other ministry org...
March 9, 2016

GuideStone trustees hear reports, congratulate retiring CFO

Referring to 2 Corinthians 10:13, GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins told trustees that each person is assigned an area of influence by God. To be a person of in...
February 4, 2016

Southern Baptist church, ministry business leaders to gather for annual meeting

Church and ministry leaders from across the Southern Baptist Convention will gather March 14–16 at GuideStone Financial Resources in Dallas to learn the latest ...
January 28, 2016

Church retirement plan clarification law good news for GuideStone, Southern Baptists

Legislation signed into law in December will have a positive impact for both those who participate in and those who operate church retirement plans. Provisions ...
January 14, 2016

GuideStone announces release of its Ministers' Tax Guide

GuideStone Financial Resources will release its popular annual tax guide in two phases. The Federal Reporting Requirements for Churches section is available now...
January 7, 2016

Market swings can be unnerving, but long-term investors should keep eye on goals

After a volatile start to the first week of trading in the 2016 calendar year, some investors are understandably concerned about their portfolios, but long-term...