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Apple Festival

Come join MBCH at Raymore Baptist Church in Raymore Missouri on Saturday September 9th and help support the ministries of Missouri Baptist Children's Home.

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Camp18five

In 2008, MBCH Children and Family Ministries fulfilled a long time dream of starting a summer camp for the children served in its Treatment Foster Homes and Therapeutic Group Homes. We have selected these children to bring to camp, not because they are the easiest to work with, but because they have the greatest need. For most, this will be their first camp experience.

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Strawberry Festival 2017

Come join MBCH at First Baptist Church in Arnold Missouri on Saturday June 3rd and help support the ministries of Missouri Baptist Children's Home.

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Estate Planning Basics: 1 Wills

Lauren Surdyke, Attorney-at-Law discusses the basics of Wills with Vice President James Morrow.

MBCH Foundation

Estate Planning Basics: 2 Wills and Trusts

Lauren Surdyke, Attorney-at-Law discusses the basics of Wills and Trusts with Vice President James Morrow.

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Estate Planning Basics: 3 Joint Ownership

Lauren Surdyke, Attorney-at-Law discusses the basics of Joint Ownership with Vice President James Morrow.

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Estate Planning Basics: 4 Charitable Planning

Lauren Surdyke, Attorney-at-Law discusses the basics of Charitable Planning with Vice President James Morrow.

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Estate Planning Basics: 5 On-Going Process

Lauren Surdyke, Attorney-at-Law discusses the basics of On-Going Process with Vice President James Morrow.

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MBCH Foundation: Tax Credits Explained

Do you pay taxes to the State of Missouri? Do you think the State of Missouri or MBCH Children and Family Ministries can do a more effective job caring for at risk children? This video explains how you can effectively use tax credits to support these children.

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The LIGHT House: Tax Credits Explained

Do you pay taxes to the State of Missouri? Do you feel that the State of Missouri or The LIGHT House better supports your Right to Life values? If you want to understand how tax credits can provide assistance to women experiencing unplanned pregnancy and save the lives of babies in Missouri, you need to watch this video.

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

A Godly Approach to Foster Care: The Scholes Family

Elizabeth and Conor Scholes share their thoughts on the importance of their Christian faith in foster parenting.

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Answering God's Call to Foster Care

In Missouri there are more than 10,000 children in Foster Care. Will you answer God's calling to be the hands and feet?

MBCH Foundation

Estae Planning Basics: 3 Joint Ownership

Lauren Surdyke, Attorney-at-Law discusses the basics of Joint Ownership with Vice President James Morrow.

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Family Resource Development

Our “Family Works” philosophy says we believe that children should be with family, but if they can not be with their biological family, we want children to be with people who can be family for them.  MBCH Children and Family Ministries actively recruit adult Christians to take care of these children.  You can find out how the process works by attending an informational meeting held monthly across the state.

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Foster Families Change Lives

Foster Families change lives and the need for Christian foster families is vast.  Children are in need of loving foster homes. .  You can change a life by becoming a foster parent. 

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The Campbell Family's Foster Adoptive Story

Brent and Shelly Campbell share their journey from their training to become foster parents, to opening their hearts and homes to children in need.  Brent and Shelly talk about the challenges they have faced and the many ways God shows himself faithful throughout the journey.

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Bobby and Danny

Bobby Springate and Danny Driftwood are once again available to speak at your church.

MBCH Properties

Take a Tour of Missouri Baptist Children's Home

A Virtual Tour

Our tour of Missouri Baptist Children’s Home begins with a short history of our beginnings in 1886 in St. Louis and shows how we have grown into a statewide ministry serving the needs of children, youth, and families across the state of Missouri.  Visit our campuses and offices and see how we are currently ministering to over 700 children, youth and families.

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Broken Girls

MBCH Children and Family Ministries provide support to victims of Human Trafficking. These young girls could be a neighbor, your niece or your daughter.   The average age of a girl bought and sold in America for human trafficking is 12 to 14 years of age.  You can join with Missouri Baptist Children’s Home by your prayers, and financial support.

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Human Trafficking Awareness

Kansas City

Human Trafficking is not just an East Coast or West Coast problem. More than 5,300 trafficking cases were reported in Missouri between 2015 and 2016.  Kansas City is ranked as the number FOUR destination in the country, tied with Los Angles.  If you could see it, would you do something?

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Human Trafficking Awareness

Saint Louis

Human Trafficking is not just an East Coast or West Coast problem. More than 5,300 trafficking cases were reported in Missouri between 2015 and 2016.  Kansas City is ranked as the number FIVE destination in the country, tied with New York City.  If you could see it, would you do something?

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Human Trafficking Awareness

Missouri

Human Trafficking is not just an East Coast or West Coast problem. More than 5,300 trafficking cases were reported in Missouri between 2015 and 2016.  Missouri is one of the top five destinations in the country.  If you could see it, would you do something?

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Providing Love and Hope to Victims of Human Trafficking

In partnership with Crisis Aid International, MBCH Children and Family Ministries began our Freedom 43:19 ministry.  We offer a safe, supporting and hopeful environment to girls and young women who are lost in human trafficking. These women can find freedom in Christ to make healthy life choices.

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Sanctity of Human Life

I am a Story Untold

Every life if precious. MBCH Children and Family Ministries is a pro-life agency offering residential pregnancy services, alternatives to abortion, parent training, young mother support and adoption services.

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Sanctity of Human Life

I am a Story Untold

Every life if precious. MBCH Children and Family Ministries is a pro-life agency offering residential pregnancy services, alternatives to abortion, parent training, young mother support and adoption services.

The LIGHT House

Sanctity of Human Life

I am a Story Untold

Every life if precious. The LIGHT House is a pro-life agency offering residential pregnancy services, alternatives to abortion, parent training, young mother support and adoption services.

Missouri Baptist Childrens Home

Sanctity of Life

A Choice for Life

MBCH Pastor George Fulgham talks about choosing life.

The LIGHT House

Baby Bottle Drives

Pocket change is not insignificant.  Many people think an unborn baby is insignificant.  The LIGHT House thinks both have value.  You can support the mothers and babies of The LIGHT House by participating in or holding a baby bottle drive. Your insignificant pocket change can save the life of a baby and introduce the mother to the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ.

The LIGHT House

Called by Grace

Join with The LIGHT House as we provide a pathway to life for the unborn. The LIGHT House helps teen moms break the cycle of violence and poverty.  We are a state licensed maternity home and adoption agency.  You can help The LIGHT House change our world one precious life at a time.

The LIGHT House

Sanctity of Human Life

I am a Story Untold

Every life if precious. The LIGHT House is a pro-life agency offering residential pregnancy services, alternatives to abortion, parent training, young mother support and adoption services.

The LIGHT House

Take a Tour of The LIGHT House Maternity Home

Take a tour of The LIGHT House maternity home. We offer comprehensive maternity home care to women ages 12-21. Our maternity home is where Christ and His love are made known to women and hope is restored.

The LIGHT House

The LIGHT House: Christ Centered Maternity Care

The LIGHT has served young women with unplanned pregnancies since 1985.  Abortion is not the only option.  The LIGHT House IS the solution providing Christ centered maternity care.

The LIGHT House

The LIGHT House: Client Testimonials

The LIGHT House offers pregnancy services to young women in Missouri.  Hear what two clients have to say about our staff and the services they received at The LIGHT House.

The LIGHT House

There is a Place

There is a place…. Where every heart is cherished…. Where teen moms have a pathway to life for their babies…. There is a place where moms and dads experience the life changing hope of Jesus Christ.  That special place is The LIGHT House.

MBCH Professional Development Institute

MBCH Professional Development Institute

MBCH Professional Development Institute offers workshops on topics including basic child care, dealing with child abuse and other problems, as well as preventive training for parents and others.

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

The Effect of Trauma on Brain Development

The Amazing Brain presented by Cheryl Anthonis, R.N. with MBCH Children and Family Ministries presents an informative course on how trauma effects brain development.

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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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