My name is Mike Gleason, and I am one of seven owners at First Insurance Group. I am a graduate of Massillon Baptist College and currently the song leader at Paragon Bible Baptist Church. I specialize in writing commercial insurance for Churches and Christian Schools. Our Team currently works with hundreds of ministries across eight states.
First Insurance Group is an independent insurance agency that represents multiple carriers which allows us to get fair market price on every quote. Everything your ministry should do regarding insurance, I consider it my job. My mission is to partner with Churches to implement policies and procedures that will protect your ministry.
I have found that the current state of church insurance standards are lacking. Seventy percent of the policies that I review are inaccurate. The average agent quotes your policy declaration page, which lists your coverages, and then they provide the best price for whatever is stated. The problem with this practice is that nobody is actually reviewing your ministry, identifying the gaps in coverage, and putting coverage in place to fix the problems. What I do is start from scratch with every ministry that I work with. I conduct a full insurance audit to provide a quote myself, and only use your policy to help you compare what you currently have to what I believe you need.
I also provide in depth risk management to all of my clients. This ranges from risk management seminars, manuals, documentation, online resources and twenty-four hour assistance.