Bryan Gunn, Vice President and CFO
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is pleased to announce Bryan Gunn as its new vice president and chief financial officer, effective November 19, 2012. Bryan will manage FBCH’s financial, accounting and legal matters. He will also oversee estate planning and annuity functions.
Bryan is a native of Brandon and a fourth generation Floridian, and says that he and his wife Suzanne feel that they are coming back home. They are also thrilled to be closer to their daughter Sarah, who is a freshman at the University of Florida! Bryan said that he and his family have a deep appreciation for the work that FBCH does and he is excited to have the opportunity to serve with FBCH. “I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Haag and the entire FBCH staff in order to continue the strong legacy of providing quality care for children,” Bryan said.
After conducting a nationwide search, FBCH president Dr. Jerry Haag feels that Bryan is uniquely qualified for this position. “With Bryan’s legal and financial qualifications and almost 15 years of pastoral experience, I’m confident that he will provide the financial leadership we need to expand our ministries and help even more children and families in need,” said Dr. Haag.
Prior to joining FBCH, Bryan most recently served as administrative pastor, chief financial officer and general counsel at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. His accomplishments include overseeing the design and implementation of two building programs, restructuring the accounting department and planning and constructing information technology systems. Bryan has also preached in the senior pastor’s absence and has served as a guest teacher at Beeson Divinity School.
Before entering the ministry, Bryan was an attorney for four years and an accountant for seven years. In those roles, he gained experience with litigation, taxation issues, estate planning and financial audits.
Bryan holds numerous degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in accounting, a Juris Doctor, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is also a certified public accountant.
Dr. Haag believes that Bryan will be a tremendous asset to FBCH and Florida’s children and families in need. “Bryan’s heart for our ministry, along with his teaching and preaching experience, will make him a strong voice for children in the pulpits of Florida’s churches,” said Dr. Haag. Please help us give Bryan a warm welcome!