Please take part in an annual offering for children!


Every year, churches come together to make a huge impact for children through our Annual Offering! Many churches host their Annual Offering on Mother’s Day, and others have initiated having it on another day during the year. We are so thankful! Your church can have an eternal impact on children as together we strive to reach our goal of $1,100,000. Contact your pastor and church staff today to discuss when you would like to host your Annual Offering to help children who are in need.”

Last year, because of your help, we were able to meet the needs of 249,044 children and individuals while introducing them to the life-changing love of Christ.

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Children’s Stories

When you Do Good by making a gift to our annual offering, you are making it possible to change the lives of children both locally and globally.


We need people who are committed to Do Good because precious children like Luke* are desperately counting on it.

At two months old, Luke was removed from his home after being abused so badly that he was not expected to make it through the night.

One More Child foster parents met Luke at the hospital in his hour of greatest need. They prayed for him, they sang to him, and they cared for him as their own.

Not only did God spare Luke’s life, He also reunited Luke with his siblings in a loving, Christian foster home.

*Names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.


Nadine was once a happy stay-at-home mom of five children, but divorce changed all of that. At age 30, she suddenly had to figure out how to put food on the table for her four daughters and son.

They quickly found themselves in a local emergency shelter, but their time there ran out fast.

When she joined our Single Moms program, she learned how to become a better mother. She was taught the Bible by a mentor. She began furthering her education, and she earned enough money to afford a reliable vehicle to get to and from work.

Today, Nadine can once again say, “I can see a bright future for my children!”


When you Do Good by providing a gift, you impact the lives of teenagers like Veronica.* If you met her today, you would see a creative, outspoken 16-year-old who loves dogs and cartoons.

When those involved with One More Child Anti-Trafficking met her, they saw a young woman who was dealing with severe trauma and searching for peace.

Veronica had been abandoned by her parents, groomed into a life of being sold for sex and struggled with substance abuse that was used as a coping mechanism.

Veronica bonded with a One More Child survivor mentor, and within a few months, she had made incredible strides:

For the first time, Veronica is complying with a curfew and making wise choices about having appropriate friends; she is learning how to communicate better with people close to her; she was accepted into a new school because of her academic achievement; and she is healing. Veronica finally has exciting dreams for her future.


Asia*, 8, is a star performer in her 3rd-grade class and she has always been known to be a model student when it comes to her behavior. In her teacher’s eyes, Asia could do no wrong. That was until her teacher noticed that snacks and cookies were going missing from the classroom. She soon realized Asia had been stealing them on Mondays.

The teacher found out Asia’s mother had fallen on hard times and was often unsure of where the family’s next meal would come from. Many times, Asia and her family would be forced to skip several meals during the weekend.

Asia’s teacher immediately reached out to One More Child to ask for help. Now, through our Backpack Program, every Friday Asia takes home food to provide her family with breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the weekend. Asia’s future is bright and because of the meals she receives from One More Child, she is able to focus on the amazing plans that God has for her life!

Annual Offering - Children with arms around each other

“Do everything in LOVE”

1 Corinthians 16:14 (NIV)



More Than


of children lived in single-parent families in 2015.
(2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book)

More Than


children in foster care in the United States in 2016, 10,000 more than the year before.
(The AFCARS Report, 2017)

More Than


children worldwide died before their fifth birthday in 2016.
(UNICEF, 2017)




in the U.S. for most reported cases of sex trafficking in 2016.
(National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 2017)



children per month in Florida are part of investigations of abuse, abandonment or neglect.
(Florida DCF, 2017)



of children in Florida struggle with hunger.
(Feeding America, 2017)



children removed from their homes because of crises, abuse, abandonment or neglect by the end of last year.
(Florida DCF, 2017)

How OMC utilized your gift to change the lives of children and families in need in 2018:

  • We impacted 249,044 children and individuals through services provided and by equipping them through advocacy, training, awareness and volunteering.
  • We served 7,429,360 million meals locally and globally.
  • We provided the equivalent of 226,078 days of childcare to children in Florida.
  • Our Sanctity of Human Life ministry impacted 4,417 lives through education efforts and sharing life-saving messages to advocate for unborn children.
  • 118 women and children were provided housing, resources and spiritual guidance through our Single Moms program. It launched in 2016 to help courageous single moms find hope and develop the skills needed to be self-sufficient.

Our Goal for 2019



  • Start a ministry in your church to wrap around foster families, support adoptive parents, feed disadvantaged children, mentor single moms and more. We would love to partner with you to make a huge impact for kids and families!
  • Join us on a global mission trip and encourage church members to sponsor children around the world.
  • Share our videos and social media posts with your church members to keep them connected to the mission. We can all Do Good to make an impact in the life of one more child!

Together, resolve to give your best gift to change the lives of One More Child in 2019!

Our Staff

Jerry T. Haag, Ph.D., CFP®


Dr. Jerry Haag serves as president and CEO of One More Child. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Baylor University and earned a Ph.D. in finance and real estate in 1995 from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Under Dr. Haag’s leadership, One More Child has increased from serving 3,351 children and individuals in 2007 to impacting 249,044 in 2018.

During his tenure as president of an organization that has a rich history dating back to 1904, he has guided the expansion of ministry sites from nine locations in Florida to more than 50 locations around the globe. Under his leadership, One More Child has launched its Anti-Trafficking and Single Moms programs to meet immediate and long-term needs of children and families.

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 where he currently is chairman. He is a board member of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), where he has chaired its Faith and Foster Care Research Team and served on the President’s Advisory Council.

Dr. Haag has led One More Child to host Anti-Trafficking conferences in the Dominican Republic with the support of President Danilo Medina and in Guatemala in partnership with First Lady Patricia de Morales. In early 2019, he joined President Trump in the Oval Office for the signing of vital bipartisan anti-trafficking legislation.

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.

Dr. Haag has led and participated in humanitarian aid, emergency relief, childcare and ministry to children and families in countries around the world. He preaches regularly 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.

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.

Dr. Haag has served on the faculty and administration of both public and private universities, and he was named Baylor University’s Vice President for University Development in 2011, where he served before returning as president of One More Child.

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.

Dr. Haag and Christi live 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, resides and works in Austin, TX.

Do you need a brief bio for Dr. Haag for an upcoming speaking or preaching engagement he is participating in? We have you covered — find it here.
Contact Jerry

Phone: 863.687.8811

Stephen Robert

Executive Vice President

Stephen Robert serves as Executive Vice President for FBCH + One More Child.

Stephen’s leadership in areas throughout the organization has been critical to increasing our impact for children in need. Stephen’s expertise in program leadership, strategic operations, church engagement, business partnerships and more have grown our ministry exponentially. Stephen has also been an important voice for our organization, whether it is leading an expert workshop at Christian Alliance for Orphans, hosting our Dream Big for One More Child events or welcoming the governor to our campus. 

Stephen previously served as the Vice President of Church Engagement and Strategic Operations.

Prior to that, Stephen served as One More Child’s Area Administrator for Central and South Florida and he also held the title of Central Florida’s Director of Development when he was first hired to FBCH + One More Child.

Prior to joining One More Child in 2010, Stephen worked in the furniture industry for 10 years. He was the general manager for a retail furniture franchise 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 is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen has been ordained into the Gospel Ministry by his home church, First Baptist Church of Plant City.

He and his wife, Laura, reside in Lakeland with their four children, Rileigh, Landen, Hannah, and Micah.

Contact Stephen

Phone: 863.687.8811

Leon Battle

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Leon Battle serves as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. He leads our efforts to connect people, businesses and churches with unique opportunities to do what they do best and are passionate about to help us serve more children and families. 

Previously, he was the Executive Director of Child Hunger and Family Support Services at FBCH + One More Child.

Leon graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in theology and a minor in business, he continued on to earn his master’s degree in human services, and is in the process of completing his doctorate and is writing his dissertation on Gospel-centered feeding programs. 

Leon served as a youth pastor throughout college and soon after accepted a pastoral job in Albany, New York. During his time in ministry, Leon saw the immense 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 and institutions, and he later became a human trafficking specialist. Leon helped children get out of abusive homes and helped rescue children from human trafficking rings. He received multiple recognitions from Governor Rick Scott during his time with DCF.

Leon is very involved in his community. He recently graduated from Leadership Lakeland and has been named the chair for human services for the program. He serves as the vice chair of the board of Tri-County Human Services which provides in-patient, outpatient, and residential care for individuals getting help with addiction and mental health issues. Leon also serves on the advisory board of the social work department at Southeastern University.

Leon helped Aaron Burke launch Radiant Church in South Tampa. In five years, the church has reached more than 5,000 people and is consistently growing and impacting the city of Tampa.

Leon 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 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 hurting families in their time of need.

To contact Leon Battle:
P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815

Contact Leon

Phone: 863.687.8811

Bryan Brown

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.

Contact Bryan

Phone: 863.687.8811

Sundy Goodnight

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

Contact Sundy

Phone: 904.721.2711

Philip Whitten

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

Contact Philip

Phone: 863.252.9763


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