Supporting the Ministries of Missouri Baptist Children's Home

The children, youth and families cared for by Missouri Baptist Children’s Home depend upon the generosity of people and organizations that understand the tremendous need and have the financial resources to provide for their care. In 2015, approximately 45% of the revenue needed to provide our ministries came from charitable resources.

The MBCH Foundation has trained, professional Regional Representatives who are available to meet with you in the privacy of your home to assist you in meeting your charitable wishes and estate planning needs. They can also explain how Missouri state tax credits make it possible for you to provide hope and restoration to hurting children, youth and families in even greater ways.

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Other Charitable Gifts

Cash gifts are one of the most popular ways of helping children in our care. Cash can be given easily and a receipt verifying your gift will be issued for tax purposes. We need people willing to give annual gifts and/or monthly gifts to provide for the on-going needs of our...

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Birthday Offering

The Birthday Offering is one of the most enduring traditions at Missouri Baptist Children's Home. The Birthday Offering has been a part of MBCH since 1890, when William S. Crouch of First Baptist Church, Carrollton donated a penny for each year of his life in celebration of his birthday.Since that time,...

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Mile of Pennies

Children's Mission Organizations, Sunday School classes, Vacation Bible School classes, and others are always looking for ways to help the children at Missouri Baptist Children's Home. Cave Springs Baptist Church in Neosho created the idea of collecting a "Mile of Pennies" to be donated to the Children's Home. They discovered that...

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Paving a Pathway for Children

Paving a Pathway for ChildrenMBCH has a beautiful Donor Plaza. This plaza has become the focus of prayer, meditation, reflection and campus activity.The Plaza is constructed of granite pavers paying honor and tribute to individuals, churches and organizations who love children and support the ministries of MBCH. Each of these granite pavers...

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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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Our Children's Christmas List

Our children come from lives of chaos, not calm; violence, not peace. Their lives have been filled with neglect, abuse, anger, betrayal and despair. Each year we work hard to make Christmas a wonderful experience for the children in our care. For many, this Christmas will be the FIRST time they've...

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General Information

Pay Less State Tax While Helping Care for Hurting Children Our donors have always loved the idea of "matching grants." These occur when a foundation pledges to "match" any gift a donor makes to our agency. Some foundations match 1-for-1. Missouri's Tax Credit Program has the effect of "matching" gifts that donors...

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Tax Credits Calculator

Tax Credits can help you make a larger gift than you ever thought possible! Do you pay income taxes? (to the state of Missouri and the IRS)?Do you believe Missouri Baptist Children's Home or the state will use your money better in a way that honors God?  Consider this Sample Tax Credit Gift. (For a $1,000 gift...

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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,...

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MBCH Foundation Can Help With Your Estate Planning

Planning Effective estate planning can significantly benefit you and your heirs. Believe it or not, estate planning that includes a gift to the Lord's work can often benefit you and your heirs even more! Your MBCH Foundation Regional Representative can meet with you in the privacy of your home to discuss your estate...

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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...

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Meet Our Foundation Staff

James Morrow, MBA Vice President James Morrow joined the staff of the MBCH Foundation in January 2008 as our Development Officer (DO) for East and Northeast Missouri. In July of 2015 he began serving as Foundation Services Manager, and on July 1, 2016, James took on the role of Vice President of MBCH...
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Annual Report

2016 IRS 990 Forms

The following tax forms are provided for public viewing. Missouri Baptist Children's Home MBCH Children and Family Ministries MBCH Foundation MBCH Properties The LIGHT House

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 ServicesMr. John Jost Accounting Services DirectorMr. Andy Helton Board of Trustees Chairman of the BoardDr. Greg Morrow, California Vice Chairman of the BoardMr....

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...

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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,...

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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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