Pastor Guthrie was officially called by God into ministry in November 1967.
He has a pioneering spirit and has pastored several churches both at home and abroad and assisted in pioneering others. He has founded and served as the senior pastor of the Open Bible Community Church (OBCC) in Miami, Florida since 1979 to the present.
Pastor Guthrie is a teacher, preacher and professional counselor. He holds a Master’s degree in marriage counseling and a doctorate in Divinity.
Pastor Guthrie loves people and has the heart to serve. He sees himself as a servant, even as Christ himself became a servant and made his ministry all about the people.
Pastor Guthrie is married with two wonderful children and a proud grandfather of three very special grandchildren that are dear to his heart.
His wife Sonia, also has a passion especially for the poor, the sick, the disadvantaged and the needy.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. -Gal. 2:20
– My favorite book is, of course, the Bible (KJV version).
– Books by Josh McDowell: More than a Carpenter, The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, etc.
I have been fortunate to have had a fairly extensive travel record. I have been to the land of Israel, Egypt, France, Italy, Germany, Britain, Switzerland, Holland, Trinidad, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, St. Martin, Martinique, all across the United States, among others.