Stan Buckley – Stan is the founder and Executive Director of But God Ministries and formerly served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS from 2004-2011. In addition, he practiced law in Hattiesburg, MS for four years before becoming a pastor in 1995. His education includes degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi (B.S. 1988), Mississippi College School of Law (J.D. 1991), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1998, D.Min. 2009). Stan has been married to Jewell since 1989 and they have twin sons (1993) and a daughter (1996).
Rusty Hall - Rusty works closely with our Executive Director in all aspects of the work of BGM. Among other things, his focus is on internal operations, job creation/economic development in Haiti, fundraising, and strategic development and coordination of both Haitian locations of ministry as well as future ministry in other places. Rusty has worked in the business world for many years, most recently with Laerdal Medical, Inc. as a regional director for the southeastern United States. His responsibilities included sales, service, and educational support as he led a team of 20 managers, specialists, and engineers. Rusty is married to Michelle and they have two grown children, Chris (Chloe) and Corey.
Cynthia Howell – Cynthia manages the office, answers the phone, helps organize the mission trips, and is involved in most of the activities of But God Ministries. Her husband, Byron, has been a pastor for many years. Cynthia has worked as a teacher as well as an administrative assistant at numerous churches, including First Baptist Jackson from 2004-2012.
Full-time Missionaries in Galette Chambon, Haiti
Tony and Mickie West – Tony and Mickie West moved to Haiti in August of 2012 to run our medical/dental clinic on a full-time basis. Tony is an RN with a Masters in Health Care Administration. Mickie spent many years as a high school English teacher as well as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College. In addition to operating the clinic each day, Tony and Mickie host mission teams, including medical and dental teams. They have two sons, Jonathan (Katelyn) and Jacob.
Full-time Missionaries in Galette Chambon, Haiti
Charles and Hannah McCall – Charles and Hannah, along with their two daughters, moved to Haiti with BGM in February 2014 to serve as Agriculture Missionaries. Charles has both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University. Hannah is also a graduate of Mississppi State. They spent 3 years in Bolivia a number of years ago serving as missionaries. Their daughters are 6 and 3.
Full-time Missionaries in Thoman, Haiti
Terry and Kathy Warren - Terry and Kathy moved to Haiti in November 2014 to operate our second Hope Center in the mountainous village of Thoman. The Warrens are from NW Arkansas where Terry retired from the financial services industry and where Kathy has worked as a nurse for over 30 years. Terry and Kathy host mission teams and run the day-to-day operations of the Hope Center with Kathy giving special attention to the medical and dental clinics.
Board of Directors
Stan Buckley - see above
Lee Cope – Lee is a pediatric dentist who lives in Clinton, MS. Lee helped organize and lead our first dental trip to Haiti in February of 2011. Lee has been involved in international mission work for many years.
Barbara Gladney – Barbara has served as the Project Coordinator for this work in Haiti since October of 2010. She has been involved in all aspects of this ministry including construction, mission teams, assimilating partner churches, and all other activities related to the work in Haiti.
Buddy Huff - Buddy lives in Edwards, MS and works as a Senior Vice-President for Trustmark Bank in Jackson, MS. He has been to Haiti several times and has served as the Chairman of the Haiti Oversight Committee at First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS.
John Lewis – John is a realtor and lawyer living in Jackson, MS. John has been engaged in local, national, and international missions for many years, giving leadership to the inner-city work of First Baptist Church Jackson, MS.
Mark Rich – Mark is a landscape architect in Jackson, MS who has been involved in this work in Haiti from the very beginning. He accompanied Stan Buckley, our founder, on the first exploratory trip to Haiti in the summer of 2010 and has been deeply involved in the design and construction of all aspects of the sustainable community that is being built.
Billy Van Devender – Billy is a businessman in Jackson, MS. He has been involved in international missions for many years, including work in Trinidad, Moldova, and Haiti. Billy went to Haiti with the first dental trip in February of 2011. In addition, two of his children, William and Anne, have served on mission teams in Haiti in 2011.