After about a year of having our congregation’s insurance coverage provided by your organization, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support.
It was about eighteen months ago that our trustees learned of what we considered to be a significant increase in our insurance premiums by our long-time insurance provider, a well known insurer of churches. While we did NOT take the idea of changing insurance providers lightly, the premium increase caused us to decide to explore options for securing coverage from another provider…
While it was evident that several organizations were interested in providing our coverage, after reviewing several proposals and meeting with several insurance representatives, we ultimately selected GuideOne and the GLS Insurance Agency.
We appreciated your organization’s specialization in serving churches and your understanding of our needs and goals. This included your study of our facilities, equipment and programs before making a presentation of your recommendation and proposal. The absence of “pressure selling” was appreciated.
This first year, we had a small claim relating to a broken window and appreciated your service in dealing with that situation. While we hope that we do not have future insurance claims, we are comforted in knowing that we have insurance coverage provided by a reputable and dependable company. Thank you for your continued service.
Chair of Trustees
United Methodist Church of Northfield
I really appreciate the work that GuideOne has done to give our church exceptional coverage. Our community was recently ravaged by a major hailstorm, causing extensive damage to our church facility. In the course of assessing the damage and determination of cost of repairs and replacement of our roof, we discovered that state laws had also recently changed regarding the codes for insulation standards. Having an “upgrade” in our policy allowed us to make the necessary repairs in compliance with our new state codes. The policy upgrade saved our church tens of thousands of dollars. It’s good to know that we have reliable partners in ministry like GuideOne.
Pastor Shawn Oberg
First Assembly of God
Council Bluffs, IA
I have been friends with Dean since our college days 25 years ago. We have worked and worshiped together. Dean has provided my personal insurance needs in the past and also provides for the insurance needs of the church I currently pastor. We recently went through a building program and Dean made sure that all areas of risk were covered. He is a man of integrity and always goes the extra mile to make sure my questions are answered. If you’re looking for an insurance agent that will put you first, you’ve found him. No need to look any further, just talk to Dean.
Pastor Randy Charlton
Calvary Baptist Church
I just want to thank you all for the way Guide One handled our claim at the church this summer after a hail storm hit Dexter. With one phone call everything was taken care of. You sent someone right out to us and that was it. We picked our roofer and the money was paid with no problems at all.
We feel very well taken care of and I’m glad that the church property is in your hands.
May God Bless you all.
Dr. Barry C. Pratt, Senior Pastor
Calvary Assembly of God
There is hardly a day that goes by that we are not deeply grateful that you not only proposed an attractive policy to help us switch over from our previous carrier, but you also help put together a policy that covered us for this employment dispute. We give credit to our insurance agent for having the care and concern to provide us with the kind of coverage we needed to keep from being financially devastated.
Thank you for taking good care of us.
Pastor Scott Rooks
Westside Assembly Of God
Dean and his team are knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. I have done business with them personally for 15 years and I was happy to introduce our ministry to them 2 years ago. They understand our needs and, most importantly, they understand ministry.
Business Manager – Iowa Ministry Network