About Guard the Heart Ministries

Pastor Rod Lott

Guard the Heart Ministries, Inc. (GTHM) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit Christ-centered ministry that is passionate about teaching people the science behind the sin of sexual immorality. GTHM teaches people of all ages how to guard their heart and avoid heartache and pain.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)


Did you catch that? God says to guard our hearts above all else. Interestingly, a lot of people aren’t exactly sure how to do that. What does guarding your heart really look like? What does it look like today, right now, in your life? Whether you are married or single, young or old, heartbroken or happy, GTHM can help you guard your heart in a world that encourages us to indulge our flesh and do whatever feels good!


We love the image of a heart wrapped and protected by barbed wire! If you’ve ever experienced heartache, you understand the symbolism behind the GTHM logo. It’s unbelievably painful when you realize you neglected to guard your heart the way you should have. GTHM realizes that guarding your heart is messy and dirty and grungy. It’s hard to deal with regret and heartache and it’s especially difficult to cope as you pick up the pieces.


GTHM understands heartache! It’s ironic that GTHM was actually “birthed” during a time of pain, heartbreak and betrayal. It was birthed on a dark night with questions like:


Why God? How could this be? Why didn’t I see this coming? How could I have trusted someone so unreliable? How could I have read them wrong?


These questions and many more were mixed with tears and shock and disbelief. It was at that precise moment that God entered the scene and GTHM was founded. God revealed there are definitive ways to guard the heart. There are ways to minimize the chance of heartache and pain. There are red flags.


For example, most people don’t realize there are behaviors we can engage in that literally “blind” us and hinder our ability to see a person’s true intentions and moral character. There are practical ways to really KNOW someone. There are definitive characteristics of a healthy and trustworthy person. In addition, we’ve come up with a practical antidote and remedy for heartbreak!


GTHM has also discovered some essential keys to having a healthy safe marriage. We need to guard our hearts (particularly when we’re married) because we need to protect the hearts of those who have entrusted their hearts to us! There are many ways the marriage bond can be attacked and GTHM teaches couples how to fortify their marriages.


Are you ready to guard the heart? We’d love to help!


Mending Hearts in Christ,
Pastor Rod & Nicole

Read Pastor Rod and Nicole’s miraculous story of redemption!