MBCH Children and Family Ministries

4 Miles 4 Kids

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Rutledge-Wilson Family Park 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 Springfield, MO Admission: $30 (through October 1) $40 (October 1 - October 21 No guarantee of event T-shirt) Sponsorship Opportunities Event Sponsor: $3,000 (large event banner, mile marker sign, tier 1 logo on t-shirt) Mile Marker Sponsor: $1,000 (mile marker sign, tier 2 logo on t-shirt) Corporate Sponsor: $500 (tier 3 logo on...

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Camp 18:five

Are you looking for a Mission opportunity for your Church, study group, or ministry that does not require a passport?  Save the date for Camp18five, July 31st through August 4th 2017.  It will be held in Mt. Vernon, MO at scenic Baptist Hill Assembly Camp.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years...

MBCH Foundation

Hannibal Golf Tournament 2017

Format 4 Person Schedule Tournament Schedule 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch / Registration 12:30 PM Shotgun start 5:30 PM Awards Recognition Prizes Awarded 1st Place Foursome, 2nd Place Foursome, Last Place Foursome Other Contests Include Longest Putt, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin Entry Fee Includes Golf and Cart, Light Lunch, Refreshment Cart, Awards Recognition For more information or to sign-up, call James Morrow at...

MBCH Foundation

Kansas City Trivia Night

Looking for something fun and exciting to do on a Friday night? Do you want to show your stuff and challenge your friends in a friendly game of wits? Then come join us for our first ever Trivia Night! All money raised at the event will go towards helping children and families...

The LIGHT House

LIGHT House Gala

Event Information On behalf of the young women served and babies saved through the programs of The LIGHT House we invite you to this year's Gala Fund Raising Event at the Armacost Museum in Grandview, Missouri, to be held on May 13, 2017 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The Armacost Museum is a...

MBCH Foundation

Apple Festival 2017

The Apple Festival is an annual fundraising/public relations/family fun event that benefits the children of Missouri Baptist Children's Home. Crafts, quilts, children's area and apple-related foods of all kinds are just a few of the many reasons why the Apple Festival is a day full of fun, food and fellowship for the...

Missouri Baptist Childrens Home

Ozark Berry Festival

The Ozark Berry Festival will be held by Macedonia Baptist Church in Springfield Missouri. The proceeds will go toward help the children's Home care for families and youth in need. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

MBCH Foundation

Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival is an annual fundraising/public relations/family fun event that benefits the children of Missouri Baptist Children's Home. Crafts, quilts, entertainment and all kinds of strawberry foods (strawberries, cake and ice cream; chocolate dipped strawberries; strawberry milkshakes, etc.) are just a few of the many reasons the Strawberry Festival is a...
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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


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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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...


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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