Gulf Stream Baptist Association was organized on May 30, 1948 after quite a bit of discussion.  Nine churches came together in the first annual meeting on November 9. Those churches, in order of the history of their organization as churches, were: First Baptist, Ft. Lauderdale; First Baptist, Deerfield Beach; First Baptist, Delray Beach; First Baptist, Pompano Beach; First Baptist, Dania; First Baptist, Boynton Beach; First Baptist, Hollywood; Dania Heights; and Immanuel.

Since that time, seven men have served as the leader of our cooperative venture.  Besides our current leader they are: