Haag to leave Florida Baptist Children’s Homes for a position at Baylor
Mar 17, 2011
By STAFF

LAKELAND (FBCH)- Jerry Haag, president of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, announced March 16 at a staff meeting he will leave April 15 to become vice president of university development at Baylor University, his alma mater.

“Judge Ken Starr has asked me to join his President’s Council and to lead the development efforts for all of Baylor,” Haag said. “I have known God’s call on my life to Baylor for more than two decades, and this is His fulfillment of that calling.”

Haag has served at the Children’s Home since 2007. He previously served as the president of the South Texas Children’s Home in Beeville, Texas. STCH is an agency of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

As vice president and member of the president's executive council at Baylor, Haag will lead Baylor's development office, which is charged with working with the university’s donor community to raise funds in support of university initiatives and programs.

Haag said that he expects a smooth transition after his departure and that he isworking closely with Bobby Musselwhite, chairman of the board of trustees for the FBCH, and the FBCH staff leadership for a “smooth transition.”

“Knowing that this is God’s will for my family, I am confident of God’s continued protection and leadership for the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes,” Haag said. “God has already gone before us and knows who the next president will be. I am confident that person will build on the work we have done together for children and families.”

With the Mother’s Day Offering for the Children’s Home just ahead May 8, Haag said he believes it is time to make a difference in the lives of children.
“Christi and I love this amazing ministry and our Florida Baptist family! Now more than ever, the Children’s Homes needs our support and financial gifts as Mother’s Day approaches,” Haag said. “This ministry is fulfilling God’s mandate for each of us to care for widows and orphans. As individuals, pastors, and churches, now is the time for each of us to make a difference in the lives and eternities of children through your advocacy and promotion of the Mother’s Day Offering.”

Under Haag’s leadership the Children’s Homes grew from nine locations to 17 domestically; launched Orphan’s Heart, an international childcare ministry; and increased the number of children and families cared for by more than 200 percent.
 

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