Bryan “Buddy” Morrow
Buddy took the leadership position of CITA Rescue Mission in 2014. Better known as “Uncle Buddy,” he is the past Executive Director of Hope & Florida Children’s Home. He and his wife Karen have spent most of their 26 years of ministry working with children from all walks of life.
Buddy and Karen joined the CITA team after 10 years of running the faith-based Children's Home Ministry in Florida that gave oversight to 29 children's homes across Florida. During those 10 years, he spent many legislative sessions in Tallahassee working on legislation that affected our Christian and family values. Buddy and Karen came from a business background having owned a multi-location restaurant franchise in Mississippi and Alabama. He holds a Doctorate in Theology, and is currently working towards his Doctorate in Christian Psychology. Buddy and Karen have been blessed with three wonderful daughters, Danielle, Leslie and Heather; along with two grandchildren.
Pastor Wayne Guinn
Dr. Guinn spent 28 years as Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Melbourne, and then helped initiate the National Church Planting Office (NCPO), with a goal of assisting church planters to establish new churches all over the United States. Doctor and Linda Guinn’s 50 years of church ministry also involved youth and music ministry in Missouri, Ohio, Colorado, and Michigan. In his retirement years, he continues to aid churches as they call and seek his expertise in church planting, administration, and both home and foreign missions. Wayne and his wife, Ms. Linda, are 1967 graduates of Baptist Bible College (BBC) in Springfield, Missouri.
Jim is a CPA and retired VP of Revenue Operations of a large healthcare organization in Central Florida. He has more than 35 years of experience in public and private accounting and finance. Jim is married to Vicki, his wife of 39 years. They have three grown sons and three grandchildren. Jim stated “God has been most gracious and merciful to me and my family. I hope to glorify Him in my service as a board member of CITA.”
Terri was saved at an early age through Child Evangelism. She worked with the Women’s and Children’s Program of CITA beginning in the late 70’s and has taught Sunday school at Calvary Chapel. Terri has been in the real estate and custom home industry since 1987, and continues in the industry today. She is the mother of Brian, Amber, and Kyle Ellison, and has four grandchildren. Terri is excited to assist CITA in the growth of Jesus' work.
David moved to the Melbourne area in 1969, and within two years began helping the CITA Ministry with Johnny Ellison. David is a retired real estate investor who has volunteered with the Melbourne Police Department for 24 years. He works with TRIAD, a senior’s help organization, as the Melbourne Police Department representative.
Chris and his lovey wife Daniela, have been married for 32+ years and have four grown children, Ryan, Erika, Maria and Kurt.
Chris was born in Washington, D.C., was raised in Columbia, MD, and moved to Florida in 1985.
He was educated at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and received a degree in Economics and minors (certificates) in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Spanish.
He is self-employed as Asset Manager and private Equity Investor, and has been a licensed Realtor since 1988. Also, he provides accounting, tax, and management advice to a variety of non-profit Christian organizations (pro bono).
Chris serves as a Board of Director for the following: Just A Preacher Ministries, Truth Seekers International, Hope Ministries (Palm Bay), and the CITA Inc.
Praise God, Chris was saved as a college student in 1983. He and his wife now attend Coastline Community Church.
Director of Operations
After pursuing a thirty year medical career predominantly in Cardiology, Richard has come to a point in his life through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to pursue something greater than himself. Accepting Christ in 2008, God has changed his desire to serve others by focusing on the spiritual aspect of the heart rather than the physical. It was a call he could no longer ignore. So with the support of his wife Kim and two amazing kids, Maxwell and Mitchell, Richard made the decision to surrender his career to serve the living God. Through His guidance, the Lord has brought Richard here to the CITA Rescue Mission to serve in an effort to rehabilitate men from homelessness and strongholds in their life. As a Spiritual Counselor, Richard works with the men in one on one discipleship studies that assist in their Spiritual growth and Biblical knowledge of the Word of God. The truth is that, "Christ is the Answer" to the questions of the heart. The storms of life have no boundaries. Through a personal relationship with Christ, men and women alike find a lasting peace that surpasses all understanding. A new perspective that's freeing, allowing healing and restoration to take place so that they never find themselves homeless again, or in bondage from addiction. Richard serves our Mission both in a spiritual capacity and by directing the day to day operations of the Mission.
After many years of pastoring, Brother Chuck came out of retirement to serve as chaplain here at CITA. Not only did he pastor, but was a leader in Christian education as a principal, coach and educator. The chaplain’s life verse is Isaiah 40:31. He spends many hours in prayer for the men here at CITA; he loves them and wants to see them succeed in life. Chaplain Thompson often reminds everyone that he is thankful for the opportunity to serve the men here at CITA.
Chaplain Thompson is married to Chalice, has four sons, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; with two of his sons being pastors. The chaplain has a Doctor of Theology degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He also ministered in a jail ministry for seven years.
2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."