John Gallman grew up at Connie Maxwell Baptist Children’s Home. He attended Clemson University on an athletic scholarship as a manager with the football team and became a 4 year letterman and earned a Bachelors of Science degree. From there, Gallman received a full scholarship to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a masters in divinity. There, Gallman was named the Vice President of the Billy Graham School of Missions evangelism and church. While in seminary he was blessed with the opportunity to be counselor in two Billy Graham crusades. Upon returning to Myrtle Beach, he served on staff at Ocean View Baptist church as the student minister from 2002-2004. Gallman has been employed as an Edward Jones Financial advisor since October of 2004. On three separate occasions he has had the honor of being invited to be a partner at his firm. Gallman has been invited nine times to attend the Financial Leaders Conference which is reserved for the top producers, and has also served in numerous leadership capacities. After receiving over twenty awards from his firm, the one he is most proud of is being selected by his peers for the Ted Jones Spirit of Caring. This is given for demonstrating the characteristic of giving and serving others in the firm. Gallman has coached twenty five local youth sports teams. He has served on Ground Zero Ministry Board of Trustees, Waccamaw Regional Bethany Christian Services (Vice Chair and Chair of the board, an adoption agency that offers an alternative to abortion), and also Impact Ministries Board of Directors. Gallman has taken an active role in the education of the community, serving as the home room parent for both of his children’s classes, chair of the school family dance, VIce Chair of the PTO Ocean Bay Elementary, and also served on the School Improvement Council. My proudest accomplishment is raising my two beautiful children Grace (11) and Graham (9). They are the light of my life and I couldn’t be more proud of them. They are both in the gifted and talented program and they are both Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program) Scholars.