The mission of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children is to demonstrate God’s love by providing hope through empowering children and their families to follow Christ.
Rev. J.A. Scott gave his wife credit for the beginning of the Oklahoma Baptist Orphans Home. Soon after they came to Oklahoma City, he accepted the call as pastor of the Washington Avenue Baptist Church. Very soon after Reverend Scott began his ministry, Mrs. Scott met a mother who was near death and living in a little shack in an alley near the church. The mother asked Mrs. Scott to find a home for her baby. The girl, Gladys Smith, lived in the Scott home until the formal opening of the Oklahoma Baptist Orphans Home, March 15, 1903. The first location of the Home was in a little house on Pottawatomie Street (Neither Washington Avenue Baptist Church nor Pottawatomie Street exist in Oklahoma City today).
On June 1, 1903, the Home was moved to a frame building on one and a half stories on West Pottawatomie Street. Nine children were in residence. In 1905, the joint Boards of the Baptist General Convention of Indian Territory and the Oklahoma State Baptist Convention accepted a bid from Oklahoma City of 40 acres of land and $2,000 to move the Home to its location at NW 63rd and Pennsylvania. Ownership of the Home was transferred to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma in 1917.
The Department of Child Care was established in 1956 and entrusted by the Convention with the operation of Christian services to children and their families. In 1985, the Department of Child Care and the Department of Retirement Centers and chaplaincy were combined to create the Special Care Ministries Office. In 1988, the name was changed to Family Care Ministries Office and included the Child Care, Adult Care, and Special Care Ministries. A separation of Adult Care and Child Care in 1993 created two new entities. In that year, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children was established as an affiliate corporation of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma with its own President and Board of Trustees. OBHC is now the largest provider of private, non-profit residential child care in the state.
Boys Ranch Town (BRT) is located in a rural setting north of Oklahoma City, OK and East of Edmond, OK. The rural setting is conducive to a slower pace of life and the opportunities that rural setting bring. The campus is involved in 4-h and FFA programs with an active and therapeutic animal program that teaches traditional rural values, pride of ownership, responsibility and caring for others.
BRT ministers to the whole young man in a family-style Christian setting with eight other boys and a married couple serving as house parents. Their time and activities are organized to help them learn responsibility and caring for others. The boys attend the Edmond Public Schools and are encouraged to participate in a variety of school activities.
Each cottage attends a local Southern Baptist Church, and the boys are involved in a variety of church-related activities. The staff share their faith with the boys and encourage them to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Baptist Children’s Home is located on the southeast side of the Oklahoma City. Situated on fifty acres at the corner of S. Western Avenue and S. 164thStreet, the campus reflects the surrounding neighborhood and community, where children and young people can feel safe and secure in a family setting.
The Owasso campus of the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children is located on the northeast side of the Tulsa metro area in the growing community of Owasso. Situated on fifty attractive acres at the corner of East 76th Street North and 129th East Avenue, the campus reflects the surrounding neighborhood and community, where children and young people can feel safe and secure in a family setting.
The campus is a full service, co-educational facility that provides basic residential services, educational opportunities, and appropriate lifestyle experiences for adolescents, and pregnant or parenting adolescent girls through the age of eighteen.
Baptist Home for Girls is located in a rural setting surrounded by two small communities. This rural setting is conducive to a slower pace of life and the opportunities that rural and small town settings bring. The campus is involved in 4-H and FFA programs with an active and therapeutic animal program that teaches traditional rural values, pride of ownership, responsibility, and caring for others.
The Baptist Home for Girls ministers to the whole child in a family-style Christian setting with eight children and a married couple serving as house parents. Their time and activities are organized to help them learn responsibility. The girls attend Madill Public Schools and are encouraged to participate in a variety of school activities.
Greg McNeece began serving as president on December 2, 2016, after joining Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children in 2015 as the special assistant to the president. He is responsible for providing leadership, oversight and direction to the ministry of OBHC. This ministry includes four residential child-care campuses, five pregnancy centers and foster care services. He works with twenty-seven trustees, from across the state of Oklahoma.Greg has served at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas; Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City; and as a consultant for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. He has a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and a master’s degree from Baylor University.Greg and his wife, Karen, have two children: Jackson and Madison Grace. They have a long history with OBHC. Greg has served as an emcee at OBHC’s Hope Pregnancy Center banquets, and Karen has served as a volunteer and development representative for Hope Pregnancy Center, North OKC.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Current year financials are taken from the organization’s form 990. All prior year financial information is from audited financials. This difference in reporting may cause some variance from year to year. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
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