Jim Welch joined GuideStone in 1994 working in Finance & Accounting. He then served as Controller for nearly six years. In 2007, Mr. Welch moved to the position of Director of Property and Casualty Development.
Mr. Welch came to GuideStone Financial Resources from the position of Minister of Music and Youth at First Baptist Church of Bangs, Texas. Prior to joining FBC Bangs, Mr. Welch worked as the Instructor of Business at Southwest Baptist University located in Bolivar, Missouri.
Mr. Welch earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, and Master of Business Administration degree from Drury University also located in Springfield. He received his Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Welch also attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he received his Doctorate of Education. Mr. Welch is a Certified Public Accountant.