J.B. Gambrell calls to order the Board of Ministerial Relief and Annuities.
William Lunsford is chosen as the Board’s first executive secretary.
WWI ends with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Sr. releases 1,000 shares of preferred stock of the Atlantic Refining Company of Philadelphia to the Ministerial Relief and Annuity Board.
Name changes to Relief and Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president heard on the radio.
RCA founds the first major television network, NBC.
Charles Lindbergh is first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Thomas J. Watts succeeds Lunsford as Relief and Annuity Board president.
The stock market crashes, beginning the Great Depression.
Relief and Annuity Board never misses a retirement benefit payment during the Great Depression.
The United States enters WWII following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
WWII ends with the Allies forming the United Nations.
Billy Graham holds his first crusade in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Relief and Annuity Board offers benefit to assist widows.
Walter R. Alexander succeeds Watts as Relief and Annuity Board president.
Polaroid® sells its first camera.
Supreme Court rules segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional in the case of Brown v. Board of Education.
Government allows ministers to opt into Social Security.
R. Alton Reed succeeds Alexander as Relief and Annuity Board president.
Relief and Annuity Board office moves to 511 N. Akard St., Dallas, Texas.
Dropping “Relief and”, our name changes to the “Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.”
Russian Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space.
Martin Luther King Jr. delivers “I Have a Dream” speech.
World reacts to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Congress enacts the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Annuity Board approves sending “the 13th check.”
American Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon.
Darold H. Morgan succeeds Reed as Annuity Board president.
Board expands relief efforts with creation of Adopt an Annuitant ministry.
World witnesses the Challenger tragedy on live television.
Annuity Board office moves to 2401 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas.
The Berlin Wall falls, signaling the end of the Cold War.
Paul W. Powell succeeds Morgan as Annuity Board president.
The Board launches its first website homepage.
Dr. O.S. Hawkins succeeds Powell as Annuity Board president.
The Board registers its first mutual funds under AB Funds Trust.
Terrorists attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention changes name to GuideStone® and expands services to additional evangelical entities.
AB Funds Trust changes name to GuideStone Funds®.
Apple unveils the iPhone®.
Adopt an Annuitant changes name to Mission:Dignity®.
Global financial crisis hurts governments, businesses and investors.
World population reaches 7 billion.
GuideStone enters strategic alliance with Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company.
GuideStone Funds wins 2012 Lipper Award for Best Overall Small Fund Group in the U.S.
GuideStone celebrates 100 years of service and its mission of being a lifelong partner with participants in enhancing their financial security.
GuideStone office moves to Pinnacle Tower, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 2200, Dallas, Texas.