An Author's Journey

Dave Gaffney - Financial Advisor, Pastor, Author

"I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up, but I know I need to do whatever I can to proclaim the truth of scripture and the Good News regarding God's plan of reconciliation with man through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

To me, nothing is more important than reaching the world with that message of hope.

At the same time, I feel it's critical to expose the agenda of bias against Christianity, Judaism, and the nation of Israel, along with exposing false claims made by Muslims."


A New Career & Planner of the Year

After several years in business management, Dave accepted a training internship with IDS Financial Services, one of the pioneers of financial planning in the United States. IDS is now known as Ameriprise. Their history may be viewed here.

In 1993, he earned the Rookie Planner of the Year designation after becoming a Registered Securities Representative (Series 7 & 63) along with becoming a licensed Life & Health Insurance Agent.


Honors Recipient

Seeking to expand his training, Dave accepted a position with CIGNA Financial Advisors, an industry leader in advanced estate and business planning for closely-held small business owners. CIGNA Financial Advisors was eventually purchased by Lincoln Financial Group and is now a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors. Lincoln Financial Group’s history may be viewed here.

He excelled quickly in his new role by achieving two of four CIGNA Honors levels in less than a year.


Founder, President, and OSJ

After the complex training he received, Dave formed Beacon Management Group, an independent financial planning company, so he could offer clients the full spectrum of financial products available rather than the limited proprietary portfolios offered through companies like IDS or CIGNA.

After Dave became a Registered Securities Principal (Series 24) in 1997, Beacon Management Group became an Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction (OSJ) for Questar Capital, with responsibilities including the supervision, training, and audits of Registered Representatives within the region.


A New Quest & Radio Show Host

After years of building a clientele of small business owners in Michigan, Dave decided to liquidated his ownership interest in Beacon Management Group, so he, his wife, and two children could live near his family in Arizona.

He quickly formed Cornerstone Consulting, helping small business owners with financial and estate planning, along with productivity, systems analysis and marketing.

In 2000, Dave was asked to host a weekly call-in radio program.  Cornerstone Central was born on KVOI — The Voice, focusing on finances and the concerns of small business owners.


Expanding to Active Ministry

After two very turbulent years — personally and in business, Dave became an ordained minister and formed Master’s Plan Church, ministering specifically to the homeless and at-risk addicts of South Tucson.

Leaning on his background in Psychology from Southeastern University, he expanded the ministry in 2005 to create Master’s Home, a series of halfway houses that offered at-risk addicts and ex-convicts a sober environment to productively re-enter society.


Corporate Makeover

In an effort to shed the often negative stigma of being a consultant and to more clearly define the scope of services provided, Cornerstone Consulting was rebranded OneSource Business & Financial Management.


Published Author & Ministry Makeover

Written in 2009 and published in 2010, Dave’s first book These Things Must Happen  was publicly released by Tate Publishing.

Master’s Plan Church was reorganized as OneSource Ministries in 2011, as the focus of the ministry transitioned from ministry to the homeless to more of an end-times perspective due to the culmination of rapidly changing world events.


Live on YouTube

After 10 years, Dave finally decided to join the growing trend of ministries placing their Bible studies online by creating a YouTube channel (here), which compliments the OneSource Ministries website (here).


Investment Advisor Registration & Another Book

Ongoing public sentiment along with stringent regulatory changes in both the securities and insurance fields motivated Dave to become a Register Investment Advisor (Series 65) while maintaining his insurance licenses.  As a result, OneSource Business & Financial Management was reorganized as OneSource Financial Advisors, so clients seeking stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, etc. could seek advice without the fear of recommendations being influence by commissions.

At the end of 2015, Dave finished I AM ONE, a short book promoting awareness of Christian persecution in the Middle East and around the world.


Israel in the Middle

Prompted by seemingly universal anti-Israel bias in the media and political circles, Dave started Israel in the Middle to reveal the history of Middle Eastern conflict to help readers understand both the cause and effect of unabated bitterness in terms of the real human impact.  In the process, he encountered an astounding revelation, connecting God’s eternal plans for Jerusalem to Creation, the Garden of Eden, and the epic battle that still rages for its control.

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