Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

 

Alumni Stories

We always enjoy hearing from our alumni, and we love sharing their stories with you.  If you are a former resident, we would appreciate hearing from you, too.  Please contact us with an update and let us know if you would like us to share your story.


Shamica Lewis | Standing Strong

Standing Strong - read Shamica’s story Shamica Lewis is a survivor with a protective instinct that runs as deep as her love for Jesus and as wide as the gratitude she feels for every adult that played a part in her physical rescue and spiritual development.

Read Shamica's story.

Jacob Jordan | Moving Full Speed Ahead

Read Jacob's story. “They taught me structure, responsibility, and life skills,” Jacob explains. “I definitely wouldn’t be who I am today without them. They’re like my mom and dad.”
Read Jacob's story.

Justin Endecott | Thankfulness in Action

Read Justin's story. Anger and violence paved the road for Justin to come to live with Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children as a teenager. However, it was love and thankfulness that led him back to us years later.
Read Justin's story.

Henriatta Collins | Connecting Others to Christ

Read Henriatta's story. Since moving into Baptist Children’s Home, Henriatta has learned that as she follows Christ, she needs to live her life as an example to others. Knowing this, Henrriatta is striving to show people, as well as tell them about, the love of Christ and the work He has done in her life.
Read Henriatta's story.

Reighna Priest | A Thank You Note from the Beautiful Bride

Read Reighna's story. Reighna knew two things for sure: she wanted a family, and she wanted to be loved. All the desires of her heart were satisfied when she came to live at Baptist Homes for Girls in Madill.
Read Reighna's story.

Bud Shock | A Lasting Fingerprint

Read Bud Shock's story. “These people really believed and cared about me and told me that I could do something with my life. Boys Ranch Town gave me an example of what a family should be like.”
Read Bud's story.

William Merrifield | Home Changes Life's Direction

Read WIlliam Merrifield's story. At age 13, his grandfather met him at the door of his Oklahoma City home with his suitcase and $20 and told him, "If you are going to make it, you'll have to do it on your own."
Read William's story.

Charles Lance | "God Put His Hand on Me"

Read Charles Lance's story.“I can look back at my life and see defining moments. The Children’s Home was the very first defining moment in my life. I really feel like God put His hand on me to start me down a different path.”
Read Charles' story.

Katy Kustos | A Voice for Residential Education

Read Katy's story.Katy is one of our recent alumni who have written essays about their experiences with OBHC. In this essay, Katy shares her thoughts about life at Baptist Home for Girls and what she feels she has gained from her experience.
Read Katy's story.

Alex Williams | A Voice for Residential Education

Read Alex's story.Alex is one of our recent alumni who have written essays about their experiences with OBHC. In this essay, Alex shares about how he came to live at Boys Ranch Town and the ways it has impacted his life.
Read Alex's story.

Kevin Phillips | Focusing on the Good

Read Kevin's story. “These people really believed and cared about me and told me that I could do something with my life. Boys Ranch Town gave me an example of what a family should be like.”
Read Kevin's story.

Kim Whiteley | Someone You've Helped

Read Kim Whiteley's story “There were lots of kids that would stand at the door or window every Sunday waiting for someone to come, and they never came.” That comment was made by Kim Whiteley who lived at the Baptist Children’s Home from 1975 to 1980 with her siblings.
Read Kim's story.


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