Providing Hope and Restoration

For 130 years Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has served God by offering Hope and Restoration to children and families who desperately need both. Through our affiliate corporations, MBCH provides a variety of residential and community-based services throughout the state of Missouri.

As you explore all that Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has to offer, we invite you to look for ways that you can become a partner in providing Hope and Restoration to children and families who are hurting.

Thoughts from the President

By: Russ Martin

Lives Being Impacted (posted 10/04/2017)

It is a real encouragement to us when we hear comments from our clients, both current and former, as to what MBCH means to them.  I want to share a couple of stories with you so you can rejoice with us as to the positive impact you are having on the lives of children, youth, and families.

Although it is still a few weeks away, we are gearing up for Christmas at MBCH.  Kathy Crawley, one of our staff who works in our campus store, recently sent out the Christmas wish list to the cottages on campus.  Two of the clients in our Freedom 43:19 (human trafficking rescue program) told staff not to give them anything for Christmas as they had been given so much already.  What a joy and privilege to serve these young women and to share with them the messge of hope and restoration.

Today I received a call from Sandy Adams, a retired youth care specialist, who told me of an encounter she had recently while visiting Grant's Farm.  She said a man came up to her and asked if she knew him.  She responded she did not, and he said he remembered her fondly as he was once a resident in the cottage where she was working.  This would have been about 18 years ago.  He said he remembered his days at MBCH and how much she and the other staff loved him and cared for him, and that his time at MBCH was some of the best days of his life.  He said even though he could be challenging the staff stuck with him and continued to pour out their love and guidance to him.

Thank you for all you do to help make this ministry possible.  Together we are making a difference!


MBCH Moments (posted 08/14/2017)

As part of our church/community engagement strategy in our long-range plan, we have recently posted three MBCH Moments on our website (under Galleries and then Video and then MBCH Moments).  These are the first of what we plan will be several to help families deal with situations that most of us confront from time to time.

These three are on:  Limits and Choices, Saying Yes, and Transitions.

I would encourage you to review them, think how you might use them in your church during an announcement time or other means, and let us know what you think.  Also, suggestions for future topics are most welcome.


Summer Camp (posted 07/27/2017)

Just a reminder that our summer camp is next week at Baptist Hill for our children in our therapeutic group homes and our treatment foster care homes.  We also have a retreat in Branson for our pregnancy services clients (both MBCH Children and Family Ministries and The LIGHT House) coming up.

I would ask you to lift both these events up in your prayers that the Holy Spirit will work in the lives of the campers, those attending the retreat, the voluneers, and the staff.  May He do grand and glorious things to make a lasting difference in each one's life.


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Annual Report

2016 IRS 990 Forms

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Leadership

2017 Missouri Baptist Children's Home Leadership

Administration President and TreasurerMr. Russell L. Martin MBA, CFP® President EmeritusDr. Raymond R. Kenison Vice President, Public RelationsRev. Derald L. Harris M.A. Human Resources DirectorMr. Tim Toma Spiritual Life DirectorRev. George Fulgham Director of Web Development and Computer ServicesJohn Jost Accounting ManagerMr. Rich Haacke Board of Trustees Chairman of the BoardDr. William A. Vail, Poplar Bluff Vice Chairman of the BoardRev....

Our Ministry Locations

Find Us Around the State

Missouri Baptist Children's Home provides ministries of Hope and Restoration throughout the state of Missouri through regional campuses in Bridgeton, Mt. Vernon, and Peculiar. Regional offices are maintained in Bridgeton, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City and Springfield to provide the support needed by hundreds of foster families and children. Volunteers are always welcome...

Who We Are

The Story of Us

Missouri Baptist Children's Home was founded upon a dream of Mrs. Joseph B. Thompson in 1882. Mrs. Thompson saw a vital need in the rapidly developing city of St. Louis, for a place to house orphaned children and infants when they had no place to go.A member of the Ladies' Sewing...
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Adoption

Children Available for Adoption

There are hundreds of foster children in Missouri who are waiting for a forever family. The photos listed on this page are some of those whose care is managed by MBCH Children and Family Ministries. For more information about the children listed as available on this website, please contact our INTAKE...

Foster Care

There Are Many Types of Foster Care

Foster Care provides a temporary home for children who are unable to live in their biological parent's home. Foster parents provide a safe home and place for children to heal until they are either reunited with their birth family or an adoptive home is found. Family Foster Care Parents provide care for...

Foster Care

Transitional Living Program

With little or no family support system, young people who are aging out of the foster care system are at significant risk of failing to become independent, successful adults. The MBCH Children and Family Ministries Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16-21 to...

Human Trafficking Rescue

MBCH Provides support for those trapped in Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor world-wide.  Consider the following statistics: There are 100,000 to 300,000 underage girls being sold for sex in America. The average age of American victims is 12-14 years old. 1 out of every 3 teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution...

Informational Meetings

Christian Foster Homes Needed in Missouri

MBCH Children and Family Ministries unique ministry is to provide Christian foster parents for children who have been abused and neglected.  Christian foster parents have a wonderful opportunity to share their homes, their lives, and the love of Christ with foster children and their families.  Our mission is to make a...

Services

Support For Unplanned Pregnancy

If you or someone you know has just learned of an unplanned pregnancy, there may be feelings of fear, confusion and concern about the future.Having a baby can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. An untimely pregnancy affects the individual in every aspect of life.At MBCH Children and Family...
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Planned Giving

Christian Stewardship Seminars

MBCH Foundation staff conduct Christian Stewardship Seminars for churches, community and/or civic groups. The seminar is presented at no cost or obligation to the organization or individuals who attend. These seminars focus on basic principles of Christian stewardship as well as ways to plan your estate so you can 1) increase your current income,...

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Opportunities

You can include Missouri Baptist Children's Home in the final distribution of your estate to help the hurting and abused children in our care. In this way, your life continues to have a positive influence long after your in Heaven! Future generations of children, youth and families will benefit from the compassion and generosity of...

Show Your Support

Campus Needs

Countless churches, mission groups and organizations have collected needed items to benefit the children served by the programs of MBCH Children and Family Ministries. Individuals also routinely donate items directly to the Children’s Home. In order to facilitate the collection and distribution of the needed items, MBCH has established the "Campus Store"...
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Adoption Program

Full Service Adoption

The LIGHT House is a full service adoption agency licensed in the State of Missouri.  Since 1985, our experienced staff has facilitated hundreds of successful adoptions.  We help connect expectant mothers, who will be delivering or have delivered their babies in Missouri, with prospective Christian adoptive families who may live throughout...

Maternity Home

The LIGHT House Maternity Home

For young pregnant ladies aged 12 - 21 who need a safe place to stay while pregnant, we offer full residential services. All residential services are provided free of charge. The residential services are provided in a wonderful large home that is clean, beautifully furnished, and private. Our staff provides a loving...

Ways You Can Support Our Ministry

The LIGHT House Needs Your Financial Support

The LIGHT House is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.The Light House has been providing services to the Kansas City area since 1985. We have been blessed in the recent years with your gifts of service and resources. We cannot operate...

Ways You Can Support Our Ministry

You Can Be the Hands and Feet Through Volunteer Opportunities

We view our volunteers as an extension of our staff. Because of this, we ask volunteers to go through a process similar to that of new employees. We ask that you complete an application, which includes references, complete a background check, and go through an orientation process. The information needed is...
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Events

2018 Trust God in Everything Conference

Register now for TGE 2018 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5: 22-23   An event unlike any other offered anywhere around is the TGE Event! This is an opportunity unlike any other where girls...

Speakers & Leadership

Speakers and Leadership

SpeakersWe have a list of excellent women’s ministry speakers that are ready to come to your church, and they’re all from right here in Missouri. Take a look at the list of speakers to find the right speaker for your next women’s ministry event.Download a List of SpeakersLeadershipView a State District...
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