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Wayne and Donna Heins

Wayne and Donna are the founders of Grace United Urban Ministries (GUUM). Married for 17 years, they have worked together in ministry to the homeless, those in addiction, and people needing a support network to live their best lives. They previously pastored Grace Point Church for over 12 years, are both Certified Life Coaches, and discovered their shared passion for ministry to the “have nots” of society, believing that is exactly what Jesus would do.

Wayne is an ordained minister, podcast host of the Radical Life Mentoring and Radical Affirmations podcasts, and the Redux Conversations in Acts podcast, published author of Breaking Free from Addiction, creator of the Radical Life Transformation Mentoring and Training Program, and the Connection Pastor at New LIfe OKC.

Donna is a licensed as as ministers, owner/operator of Clara Belle's Cafe, a professional caterer, an engaging Women's Conference Speaker, and a dynamic mentor to the particularly "tough" individuals.

Wayne, Donna, and Their GUUM Team Do The Following:

  • Conduct Radical Life Transformation Program meetings consisting of group teaching coupled with small group interaction in the areas of Spiritual Formation, Breaking Free from Addiction(s), Healing the Past, Developing Life Plans, and Enhancing Life Skills.
  • Mentor people one on one for Radical Life Transformation (by appointment).
  • Host the Radical Life Mentoring and Radical Life Affirmations Podcasts with the goal to recruit and train 1,000 mentors (goal) to change a city, one neighborhood, and one life at a time.
  • Distribute copies of Wayne's book, Breaking Free from Addiction: The Journey Back to Father's Design, to stimulate discussion about life changing recovery.
  • Operate the GUUM Resource Center where unhoused individuals in the Capitol Hill area of OKC receive case management services, clothing, meals, personal one on one mentoring, and life coaching.
  • Minister in the homeless camps in various parts of OKC to feed, clothe, befriend, affirm, pray with, and look for those who are ready to make a radical change in their lifestyle.
  • Screen individuals to live in one of our sober/transitional housing units.
  • Operate a temporary emergency weather shelter in Midwest City when needed and necessary.
  • When able to do so, furnish homes and apartments for those getting off the streets or being released from incarceration with furniture and basic housewares.
  • Direct an on-going support network for the numerous individuals and families that have been loved, mentored, and served by the various ministries of GUUM.
  • Host a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day and a free Christmas Day Dinner on Christmas Day (for the homeless).
  • They have a team of qualified and caring individuals united from churches throughout the metro who assist them in ministry.