H. Michael Petty, Sr., joined Gulf Stream Baptist Association as Executive Director from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Marianna, Florida. Petty's administration was affected greatly by the impact of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. His love for Haiti is a mark of his missionary spirit. He left Gulf Stream in August 2012 to begin planting CHRIST Fellowship in Panama City Beach, Florida. In 2018, Dr. Petty returned to associational ministry as Director of Missions for Ridge Baptist Association in Winter Haven, Florida.