Our Story

Serving those who serve the Lord® is where it all began.

The story of GuideStone® could be told in time:

More than 100 years of ministry.

It could be told in dollars:

$100,000 gift from the Baptist Sunday School Board that kicked off its ministry in 1918, followed by $1 million in gifts from John D. Rockefeller Sr. and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Not to mention the almost $20 billion in assets under management today.

It could be told in presidents:

Seven men whose lives and ministries span three centuries.

It could be told in award-winning1 mutual funds:

Investments across various asset classes and risk profiles that make up the nation’s largest2 faith-based mutual fund family — GuideStone Funds®.

But GuideStone is about more than facts and figures.

Our story is really the 250,000 pastors and professors, ministers and missionaries, hospital workers, college faculty and staff, children’s home employees and others who work in ministry and church life.

And serving each of them are more than 400 employees who seek to live out a vision that reminds them that “GuideStone exists to honor the Lord by being a lifelong partner with our participants in enhancing their financial security.”

In that vision, we find our mandate and the motivation to achieve it.

The mandate: Enhance the financial security of our participants.

The motivation: Honor the Lord.

Check out our timeline of key moments in GuideStone’s history
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1The entire GuideStone Funds family won the Lipper Fund Award for 2019 Best Overall Small Company over 3 years (out of 29 eligible as of November 30, 2018). Based on risk-adjusted total return.

Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. The Funds may experience negative performance, and past performance does not guarantee future results. There can be no guarantee that any strategy (risk management or otherwise) will be successful.

The U.S. Lipper Fund Award for Best Overall Small Fund Family is based on a review of 29 fund families for 2019 and based on risk-adjusted performance for the three-year period ended November 30, 2018.

In order to qualify for Lipper’s Overall Small Fund Family Group Award, a fund family will need to have at least three distinct portfolios in each of the following asset classes: equity, bond and mixed-asset. An overall Group Award will be given to the fund family with the lowest average decile ranking of its respective asset class results based on the three-year Consistent Return measure of the eligible funds per asset class and group. The Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure, is calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Lipper Fund Award. The Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. Additional information is available at LipperFundAwards.com.

Group Award Methodology: For the 2019 Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv, a small fund family is defined as having assets of $76.8 billion or less.

Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv, ©2019 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution or retransmission of this content without express written permission is prohibited.

You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the GuideStone Funds® before investing. A prospectus with this and other information about the Funds may be obtained by calling 1-888-GS-FUNDS (1-888-473-8637) or downloading one. It should be read carefully before investing.

GuideStone Funds shares are distributed by Foreside Funds Distributors LLC, not an advisor affiliate. Foreside is not a registered investment adviser and does not provide investment advice.

2As of December 31, 2020, GuideStone Funds® has $16.3 billion in assets, which makes GuideStone Funds the nation’s largest faith-based mutual fund family. No other faith-based fund family exceeds GuideStone Funds in asset size.