Missouri Baptist Childrens Home

Accounting Services Director/Manager (Full Time)

Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH) is beginning its search for a full-time Accounting Services Director/Manager to start September 1st at the Bridgeton location.   This position provides accounting services and oversight to Missouri Baptist Children’s Home and its affiliates.   Primary responsibilities include: General Accounting Supervise accounting procedures & functions of MBCH & its affiliates Develop systems,...

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Contracted Therapists (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is looking for contracted therapists to provide Christian-focused counseling services for clients in our Human Trafficking Rescue program.  Responsibilities: Therapists meet with assigned clients twice weekly in sessions with duration of 40-50 minutes Generally, the ability to maintain a caseload of at least two clients at any time is...

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Night Monitor Youth Care Specialist (Occasional/As-Needed) (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is seeking Night Monitor Youth Care Specialists to work on an “as needed” basis.   Schedule: This position works overnight hours, Sunday through Saturday, on an “as needed” basis to cover vacations, holidays, sick days, etc. for the full-time staff.    Responsibilities include: Making rounds to ensure children are safely in...

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Pregnancy Services Specialist (Full Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries (MBCHCFM) is seeking a full-time Pregnancy Services Specialist for the Bridgeton location. The two major components of this position are: Educate clients on resources that enable them to make important decisions about parenting and other options to ensure permanency for their children. Network in the community in order...

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Family Foster Care Specialist (Full Time)

The focus of this position is to work towards a safe and healthy environment for assigned clients where their primary needs are met, with the ultimate goal of permanency. All actions taken in this role are geared towards the best interest of the client and strengthening the family unit, through providing...

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Maintenance Worker (Full Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries (MBCHCFM) is seeking a full-time Maintenance Worker for the Mt. Vernon, MO location (near Springfield, MO). The purpose of this position is to provide the Mt. Vernon campus with needed repairs, installations, remodeling, and general upkeep to include: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and landscaping/grounds-keeping. (If in possession...

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Youth Care Specialist (live-in) (Full Time)

The YCS position ensures care for the emotional, physical and spiritual well being of clients entrusted to the care of MBCH CFM. Typically working in teams of two, Youth Care Specialists provide for these needs, encourage clients, and impart coping and life skills in a safe and structured environment which they help...

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Family Resource Development Specialist (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is seeking a part-time FRD Specialist for Southeast MO area.    The work performed by FRD Specialists includes: Preparing home studies resulting in a professional document which accurately describes strengths and weaknesses of clients. Conducting Foster/Adoptive Parent training and Relative/Kinship training resulting in participants who are properly informed about special needs...

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Family Resource Development Specialist (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is seeking a Part-Time Family Resource Development Specialist for the St. Louis region.   Primary Responsibilities: Preparing home studies resulting in a professional document which accurately describes strengths and weaknesses of clients. Conducting Foster/Adoptive Parent training and Relative/Kinship training resulting in participants who are properly informed about special needs...

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Treatment Foster Care Specialist (Full Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries (MBCHCFM) is seeking candidates for a full-time Treatment Foster Care (TFC) Specialist position for our location in Peculiar, MO, to cover the Kansas City region.   Position Summary: This position focuses on ensuring that appropriate services and treatment are provided to clients in order to see them...

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Youth Care Specialist (Live-in Shift) (Full Time)

The YCS position ensures care for the emotional, physical and spiritual well being of clients entrusted to the care of MBCH CFM. Typically working in teams of two, Youth Care Specialists provide for these needs, encourage clients, and impart coping and life skills in a safe and structured environment which they help...

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Transitional Living Scattered Sites Specialist (Full Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries (MBCHCFM) is seeking a full-time Transitional Living Scattered Sites Specialist (TLSSS) for the Springfield Office. Position Summary: This position provides direct case management to clients accepted into the Springfield TLSS program. The TLSS Specialist directs activities to equip older youth with the skills they need to successfully...
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Annual Report

2015 IRS 990 Forms

The following tax forms are provided for public viewing. Missouri Baptist Children's HomeMBCH Children and Family MinistriesMBCH FoundationMBCH Professional Development InstituteMBCH PropertiesThe LIGHT House  

Leadership

2017 MBCH PDI Leadership

Administration President and TreasurerMr. Russell Martin MBA, CFP® Vice PresidentRev. Lance Long Board of Trustees Chairman of the BoardMr. Russell Martin, St. Charles Recording SecretaryMrs. Betty Cox, Cape Girardeau Rev. Mark Albee, HannibalProfessor Jack Kirkland, St. LouisRev. Lance Long, St. Louis

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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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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