Check it out, friends! We have this nice little coloring page for you to share with the children in your church, group settings or even in your home.
We love to see Kids Helping Kids!
Have you ever noticed how another child can make a baby smile? Kids love kids! Giving them an opportunity to help another child is one of the greatest things you can do for their impressionable hearts. It moves us when a child brings a baggie of quarters from a lemonade sale to help meet the needs of children who have been abandoned, neglected or abused.
Through One More Child, we would like to give you some specific tools to encourage growth in the hearts of your children. Our Kids Helping Kids projects can be used in schools, churches, vacation Bible schools, camps, AWANA and more!
Dr. Jerry Haag serves as president and CEO of One More Child. He earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in finance from Baylor University and earned a Ph.D. in finance and real estate in 1995 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He also has corporate work experience with AT&T and is a Certified Financial Planner.
From 2000-2007, Dr. Haag served as president and CEO of the South Texas Children’s Home in Beeville.
In 2007, Dr. Haag joined the staff at One More Child as the ninth president in the organization’s rich history, which dates back to 1904. During his tenure as president, he has guided the expansion of ministry sites from nine locations in Florida to more than 50 locations domestically and internationally. He launched an anti-trafficking ministry focused on preventing child sex trafficking and restoring victims, and established numerous partnerships with churches and nonprofit organizations.
Under Dr. Haag’s leadership, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and One More Child has increased from serving 3,351 children and individuals in 2007 to impacting 200,524 in 2017.
In 2018, Dr. Haag was awarded the 2018 George W. Truett Distinguished Service Award by the Baylor Line Foundation and was honored at its Hall of Fame Gala for his exceptional leadership in meeting the needs of children around the world. The Baylor Alumni Association named him an Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2005.
Dr. Haag has been appointed and reappointed since 2013 by both Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Council. As an advisor in child welfare protocols and innovations, Dr. Haag participates in on-going White House roundtable discussions, and he joined voices with leaders across the nation during the U.S. Department of Justice Human Trafficking Summit. Dr. Haag serves as a Board of Director for the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), as well as for Hines Ugandan Ministry.
Dr. Haag had the pleasure of being selected to participate in a distinguished seminar on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy, sponsored by the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University. Participants were leaders from around the world who work in academia, government, religious institutions, media and nongovernmental organizations. The seminar focused on how beliefs, values and lifestyles affect economic and political developments worldwide, with special attention paid to the role of religion in world affairs.
Dr. Haag has led and participated in humanitarian aid, emergency relief, childcare and ministry to children and families in countries around the world. He has preached in churches throughout the nation, and he and his wife, Christi, also enjoy speaking together.
Additionally, he has authored, presented and published academic articles relating to his business expertise and has been honored several times for his business, professional and civic achievements.
He was named Baylor University’s Vice President for University Development in 2011, where he served before returning as President of One More Child.
Dr. Haag lives with his wife in Lakeland, FL. Christi is a well-known speaker with “Women of Purpose Speak.” Their eldest son, Ben, lives and works in Dallas, TX, and their youngest son, Brady, attends Baylor University. Dr. Haag and Christi are members of Church at the Mall in Lakeland.
Vice President of Church Engagement and Strategic Operations
Stephen Robert serves as the Vice President of Church Engagement and Strategic Operations . In this role, Stephen’s duties include encouraging and providing opportunities for the body of Christ to engage in orphan care domestically and internationally. Previously, Stephen served as One More Child’s Area Administrator for Central and South Florida and began his ministry as Central Florida’s Director of Development.
Prior to joining One More Child in 2010, Stephen worked in the furniture industry for 10 years. He was the General Manager for an independently owned Badcock & More furniture dealership overseeing multiple retail store locations.
Stephen graduated from Florida State University with a degree in economics and earned a master’s degree in Christian studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen has been ordained into the Gospel Ministry by his home church, Plant City’s First Baptist Church.
He and his wife, Laura, have four children, Rileigh, Landen, Hannah, and Micah and they reside in Lakeland, FL.
Executive Director of Child Hunger and Family Support Services
Leon Battle serves as the Executive Director of Child Hunger and Family Support Services, programs that serve families in crisis statewide. He graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in theology and a minor in business. Leon served as a Youth Pastor throughout his college career and accepted a pastoral job in Albany, New York, shortly after graduation.
During his time in Ministry, Leon saw the great amount of trauma that families were being confronted with and desired to get a deeper look into the dependency system. He changed career paths and started working for the Department of Children and Families (DCF). During his time with the department, he investigated abuse within families, institutions and later became the Human Trafficking Specialist for Polk County. While there, Leon helped children get out of abusive homes and also helped rescue children from human trafficking rings. He received multiple recognitions from Governor Rick Scott during his time with DCF. Leon is confident that the job experiences that he has received in the church and in the world will equip him to be an effective director at One More Child.
Leon is currently a part of a church plant in South Tampa called Radiant Church. He is the point person for hospitality and also leads a life group in Lakeland, Florida. He has a deep passion for intervention. He desires to see Christ’s love and restoration brought to families during their times of hurt and crisis. Leon believes that the local church is the greatest asset for families in need and desires to empower the local church to step into the call of Christ, which is to help the widow, the orphan and the hurting families in their time of need.
To contact Leon Battle:
P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Director of Church Engagement
As a director of church engagement, Bryan Brown’s seeks to empower, equip and mobilize churches to provide Christ-centered services to children and families in need both locally and globally. Bryan Brown has been with FBCH and One More Child since March of 2017, first serving in the communications department before transitioning to the church engagement team in 2018.
A native Mississippian, Bryan received a bachelor of business administration from Mississippi State University in 2009 and eventually obtained a master of theological studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2016. Prior to joining FBCH and One More Child, Bryan worked in multiple ministry contexts across Mississippi, Tennessee and Florida, more recently serving as an adjunct professor at Southeastern University and a discipleship pastor at The Rock Community Church in Lakeland, Florida, where he was ordained in February of 2017.
Bryan has been married to his wife, Rachel, since 2010. Bryan and Rachel have two beautiful daughters, Lilly Belle and Ruthie Grace, as well as a 10-year old black lab named Sam. Bryan and his family are actively involved in their community and local church, Access Church. Bryan values discipleship, leadership, traveling, the outdoors, a tasty cup of dark roast coffee (with a good book in hand) and, above all, relationships.
Director of Church Engagement
Originally from Central Oklahoma, Sundy Goodnight graduated college with a degree in communications and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work in the entertainment business. After three years in the music industry, Sundy’s desire to make a difference in the lives of youth led her to the Graduate School of Campus Ministry in Los Angeles, California. Sundy served on staff at her local church for 10 years. She pioneered Every Nation’s Graduate School of Youth Ministry and served as a director for that institute.
In 2005, Sundy joined Mercy Ministries in St. Louis, Missouri, a nonprofit organization committed to helping young women with life-controlling problems such as eating disorders, drug addiction, self-harm and child abuse. During her time as a counselor at Mercy, she also became involved in orphan ministry. She has served short-term missions in the Philippines, South Africa, Ukraine and Colombia, as well as volunteered for various humanitarian organizations.
This passion for the broken and hurting children of the world brought her to the anti-trafficking organization, Stop Child Trafficking Now, where she served five years as the National Director. Sundy loves her big, blended family of eight siblings. Two are adopted internationally.
To contact Sundy Goodnight:
2300 Bartram Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Orphan Care Coordinator
After living her entire life near St. Louis, Missouri, Dawn Stark’s advocacy journey led her to One More Child in September 2015, where she joined our staff as our Orphan Care Coordinator. In this role, she helps churches throughout Southwest Florida fulfill the mandate of James 1:27, “…to care for the fatherless…” by recruiting foster parents and establishing a network of wrap-around ministries within churches to support foster families.
As a pastor’s daughter and a pastor’s wife, Dawn is no stranger to the local church or a life of ministry. She and her husband, Tim, ministered to youth of all ages, from babies to young adults, all while enduring a 23-year infertility battle. God was faithful in their persistent prayer and granted Tim and Dawn three biological children, including a set of twins, and two adopted children from Guatemala.
It was during Dawn’s international adoptions from Guatemala that her eyes were open to the sobering status of global child welfare. She is passionate about the rights of children without parents, globally and locally, and works to make a real difference in the lives of those who have been abandoned, neglected or abused.
Dawn graduated from Regent University with a degree in government/ international relations and is currently completing a master’s degree in international community development at Southeastern University. She is a blogger, aspiring author and beach lover. She lives in Sarasota with her husband, five children, and Siberian Husky puppy.
1670 Main Street, Ste. 200
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.365.2946 ext. 118
Director of Engagement
Philip Whitten serves as the Director of Engagement for One More Child Hope Street. He graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. While sports was a passion for him early in life, impacting people quickly became his focus.
Having been brought up in a faith-based home it was clear there were needs to be met. Early in his career he worked for a private Christian school in Tampa. From there he went on to sales and eventually wound up in Ministry with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and ultimately One More Child Hope Street. Philip is excited to use his passion and skill in development and engaging people to impact children and families locally and Globally