MBCH Presidential Candidate Information

By: Communications

Missouri Baptist Children's Home
Posted: Jul 17, 2023

Every member of the family is infinitely precious and designed by God with a unique purpose no one else can fulfill. At Missouri Baptist Children’s Home (MBCH), we love helping children, youth, adults, and families all across Missouri make their way from brokenness to hope as they discover their place in God’s redemptive plan.

Our Programs and Services

Originally established as the Baptist Orphans Home in 1886, MBCH has expanded our vision to help people of all ages and backgrounds find a home. Our family foster care, treatment family care, and family resource development programs empower foster parents, relatives, and families to help kids heal while connecting children and youth with permanent homes where they can thrive. We also provide transitional living to help youth aging out of foster care achieve independence, and we will soon be opening a youth drop-in center to connect homeless youth with resources and case workers.

MBCH also provides residential care for developmentally disabled adults, Christian counseling services for both children and adults, residential and home-based pregnancy care, and anti-trafficking services. Furthermore, we partner with local churches to increase their reach within their own communities.

Everyone matters, and everyone belongs in a family—that’s God’s design. While we have the resources, case workers, licenses, and training to offer specialized care for certain types of needs, our heart is to serve and support every member of the family in any way possible as we strategically leverage the gifts God has given us to make the greatest possible impact on Missouri’s very soul.

Mission Statement

Missouri Baptist Children’s Home is committed to serving God by responding to the needs of children, youth, and families to make a lasting difference in their lives. It is our purpose to provide hope, healing, and restoration to children and families.

Our Core Values

First and foremost, we are unapologetically Christ-centered and biblically based in all we say and do, keeping the Southern Baptist Convention’s statement of faith as outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message. We’re passionate about strengthening the family unit as the foundation of society and defending the sanctity of life from conception to natural end of life.
This high calling demands that we maintain the highest professional standards and use evidence-based practices such as trauma-informed ministry that addresses the whole person, seeking to provide the best possible care as clients find healing within supportive relationships.

Key Roles and Duties

Serves as chief executive officer providing direction and oversight for all systems and activities, including programs, finances, marketing and communications, and funds development. The president will cast the vision for MBCH and provide leadership in strategic planning. This position regularly shares the work of MBCH and the related needs, financial and otherwise, with the Missouri Baptist Convention and with Missouri Baptist churches as well as maintains a relationship with local, state and national child welfare and family organizations. The president of MBCH will work under the oversight of a board of trustees elected by the Missouri Baptist Convention. In addition to providing leadership and direction to MBCH, the president will also oversee all of MBCH’s affiliates, including:

  • MBCH Children and Family Ministries
    • The LIGHT House (an affiliate of MBCH Children and Family Ministries)
  • MBCH Foundation
  • MBCH Properties

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience in the management of personnel and programs in child caring/child placing agencies or in Christian ministry, will possess a master’s degree in social work, counseling, divinity, or a closely related field, and will be an active member of a Southern Baptist Church cooperating and affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention.


MBCH offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits package commensurate with experience. Fringe benefits include employer-sponsored health, dental, and long-term disability insurance plans and a generous 403b retirement plan, among others.

Could This Be Your Calling?

We are seeking a new president who combines an exceptional skill set with the heart of a father, and we trust that God will provide the right person at the right time.

If you believe that God may be leading you to this ministry, please send your resume or contact Resumes@mbch.org to talk more about how we might work together to help restore the hearts of families to one another and to Jesus as He draws us ever closer toward our hope and our home. We ask that resumes be sent by August 31, 2023.


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