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

Tacos and Camp (posted 06/21/2017)

I recently posted a blog about FBC Marceline youth hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise money for scholarships for our MBCH camp.  I don't know if that inspired the youth goup at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, but that group held a taco fundraiser for camp and sent over $1,000 as a result of that event.

Thank you, youth groups, for taking the initiative to help us fund camp this year for our children and youth.  It is truly appreciated and helps us to make a lasting difference in their lives.

Client Testimony (posted 06/01/2017)

You may have seen this on our Facebook page, but in case you don't follow us there, I want to share with you a testimony of a recent client in our Freedom 43:19 (human trafficking rescue) program.

"Even though life was rough there in the beginning, Missouri Baptist Children's Home is and always will be my home.  But more than just living there, the safe home I first entered into for about a year really challenged me in life, helped me grow and showed me what love is.  It was my first time having my own bed that wasn't vandalized, and my own room with a door.  It was the first place I could shower and eat freely and worship Jesus and go to church as much as I want.  I was challenged in my faith and relationships.  I got free counseling two times a week and group therapy.  I love you all, thank you for shaping who I am today.  You guys gave me a second chance at life and I am so grateful."

It is only because of our faithful supporters that individuals like this one is given hope and restoration.  Thank you for being partners with us in our ministries.

Erin Simpson Interview (posted 05/17/2017)

Erin Simpson was the first baby born and adopted through the ministries of The LIGHT House, one of our affiliates.  She was interviewed today by Bott Radio and it will be aired at the following times:

     Friday, May 19 - 2:00 p.m.
     Saturday, May 20 - 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
     Sunday, May 21 - 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

I would encourage you to tune in to your local Bott Radio Network station and listen to this interview.

Exciting News to Share (05/05/2017)

Some great news to celebrate.  We have a client who came to us in our human trafficking rescue program and then transferred to our transitiional livng group home and will be graduating high school later this month.  Not only is this an accomplishment, but we have learned she is the first from her family to graduate high school!

Thank you for helping make this accomplishment possible.  Your involvement is changing the lives of His children.

New Hope Ukraine

We just concluded a two week visit with Oksana and Roman who are with New Hope Ukraine.  New Hope Ukraine has a number of ministries for children and families, including an orphan ministry.  Officially there are about 100,000 orphans in Ukraine.  The state operates the orphanages and it is Oksana's and Roman's desire to work with famiilies in the churches to adopt chidlren from them.  New Hope Ukraine also operates a summer camp, which has phenomenal success in providing families not only recreation but also a time to learn and share what it means to be an adoptive parent.

They learned from us while they were here, but we also learned from them.  Their engagement of the church and their use of volunteers are both done exceedingly well and we hope we can adopt and adapt some of their techniques for use here in Missouri.

It was an encouragement and a blessing to share with a brother and sister in Christ in another country as to what God is doing to provide hope and restoration to His children.

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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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