Dr. Donald M. Minshew

Executive Director

Don Minshew joined Gulf Stream Baptist Association in February 2014 after almost 10 years as pastor of Wellborn Baptist Church in northern Florida.  Dr. Minshew is a graduate of the University of Memphis and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.,Missiology).  Dr. Minshew, along with his late wife, Carol Peyton Minshew, was an international representative through the Southern Baptist International Mission Board from 1990-2004. During this phase of ministry, Dr. Minshew served in Portugal, Angola, Kenya and Namibia in a variety of roles including church developer, seminary professor, academic dean and strategist for reaching the vaNgangela peoples of Angola, Zambia and Namibia.  He also planted the Lake Forest Baptist Church (now called "The Church at Lake Forest") in Walls, Mississippi prior to his time on the mission field.  On October 7, 2014, Dr. Minshew married again.  He and his wife, Gina, reside in Plantation.  They share 4 sons and three grandchildren.  Don loves to play golf (perhaps, play at golf would be a more accurate description).  He recently joined the Nova Singers and actively participates with this group. (http://www.nova.edu/novasingers/). He is also contributes to the Plantation community as the scholastic chess coach through the Plantation Chess Club at the Helen B. Hoffman library.

Support Staff

Rev. John Perdew

Associate to the Executive Director

(John is currently on leave from active ministry at GSBA while he serves Pembroke Road Baptist Church as Interim Pastor.)


John holds a Bachelor's degree in marketing from Oklahoma State University and a M. Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a church planter as well as a full-time and bi-vocational pastor.  In addition to his ministry at Gulf Stream, John serves in a variety of ways at Parkridge Church and is employed as Vice-President of Resource Benefits, Inc.

John has been married to Patti for 32 years. They have two daughters, Michelle and Alicia.

Dr. Zeronie Grant

Administrative Assistant (Community Care Consultant)

Dr. Grant holds a Ph.D. from Lincoln University in the area of Executive Consultation and a Masters in Corporate Management.  She has specialized in social ministries both on the government and non-profit sides of the equation.  Zeronie came to Gulfstream in 2012.  Dr. Grant is currently our primary administrative assistant.

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