Guard the Heart Ministries FAQ

Are GTHM donations tax deductible?

Yes. Guard the Heart Ministries, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non profit organization recognized by the IRS and in good standing with the state of Illinois. (Tax ID: 47-2492714)  All donations are tax deductible.

In addition, GTHM donates 10% of all proceeds to various ministry organizations.

Currently GTHM financially supports Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l). This Grand Rapids, Michigan-based, nonprofit organization, focuses on victims of sex-trafficking. They create circles of protection around at-risk women and children. Through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects and partnerships, they provide safe places to heal from abuse, trafficking, exploitation, and more.

GTHM also financial supports Revive Our Hearts. Revive Our Hearts (an outreach of Life Action Ministries led by Nancy Leigh DeMoss) encourages women of all ages to embrace revival and biblical womanhood. They specifically focus on calling women to freedom, fullness and fruitfulness in Christ.

What types of events does Guard the Heart Ministries speak at?

Pastor Rod and Nicole’s speaking topics are appropriate for Men’s and Women’s groups and evening church events, such as, Parent Groups, Youth Groups, Recovery, Adult Singles and Divorce Care meetings.

They also offer a 2-day Journey to the Marital Promised Land Couple’s Conference and 1-day Conflict Resolution Class for Couples.

Additionally, Pastor Rod and Nicole annually facilitate a six week interactive Couple’s Class and a five week interactive Communication Class for Couples.

What can I expect when I attend a GTHM event?

You can expect us to be prayed up, rested up, and passionate. You can expect to be entertained while you learn a lot about the science behind relationships, the science behind pornography, and/or the science behind bonding!

GTHM understands that their message is a bit sensitive so they use humor and illustrative stories along with engaging and fun audience participation activities to ‘balance’ each event.

GTHM events give realistic solutions and remedies to very real problems. Keep in mind that GTHM events are designed to be a beacon of hope in an ever growing dark culture!

GTHM ends each of their events with hope-inspiring next steps so when their audience leaves, they will feel inspired, encouraged, and equipped to make lasting changes. 

What can we expect when we decide to book a GTHM event?

After completing the Booking Request Form you will be contacted by a member of the GTHM team.

The GTHM team member will discuss various possible event topics, options, and/or activities. GTHM is committed to customizing your event to meet the needs of your specific church or organization.

What are the typical GTHM’s event fees?

GTHM fees vary in range and are evaluated depending upon the type of event and the distance required to travel. Generally, GTHM charges $50 – $100 per hour (per speaker) plus travel expenses.

If you would like to know specifics, you can fill out our Booking Request Form and someone will get back to you within two business days to discuss fees. If you would prefer to speak with Pastor Rod directly, you can email him at:

After prayerful consideration, the GTHM Board of Directors do waive fees to accommodate a church or organization that is experiencing monetary hardships.

How does GTHM decide which speaking engagements to accept?

GTHM has an advisory Board of Directors that determines the acceptance of speaking requests. The GTHM Board prays over the requests and makes decisions based on numerous variables, such as, other ministry commitments, location, and the primary direction of GTHM.

Can I view a sample of GTHM's events so I know what to expect?

We understand and respect your need to know as much as possible about your event content! GTHM has recorded a few of their events.

If you are interested in booking a GTHM event, please Contact Us and we will gladly provide you with a complimentary DVD which will give you an example of our teaching style.

I do not want to book GTHM, I just want to know where they are speaking so that I can attend an event. How can I do that?

The easiest way is to join our mailing list and stay informed about GTHM’s upcoming speaking engagements.