Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

 

1993 to 2002


Why Did the Children's Home Close 10 Cottages?

Update of status of Child Care finances 1992.

First printed in the Baptist Messenger April 22, 1993.

Child Care, Adult Care Split into Separate Agencies

by Dave Parker, Messenger Assistant Editor

First printed in the Baptist Messenger September 23, 1993

Joint Recommendations on Adult Care, Child Care

JOINT RECOMMENDATIONS from the Administrative Committee and Family Care Ministries Committee

First printed in the Baptist Messenger September 23, 1993

Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, Inc. began in September, 1993, when the Baptist General Convention’s Board of Directors split adult care and child care.


Charles Sutter

Volunteers like Charles Sutter helped accomplish the purpose of the “Building a Brighter Tomorrow” campaign.


Tony Kennedy

Tony Kennedy was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees as the new president of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, Inc. on February 25, 1997.


Jack Kimbler

Kimbler Cottage was completed in 1997.


Style Shows

The Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children style show made its debut in 1998. It was a vision of Sue Johnson Benson, development representative, in an effort to provide school clothing for the residents in care at Baptist Children's Home, Owasso.


Ray Young

Young Cottage was completed in 1998. The Animal Learning Center and the Young Cottage are gifts from Verna and Ray Young.


"Great Things He Has Done"

A new book, "Great Things He Has Done" was published in 1998. Complied by James V. Browning, the book contains true stories of God at work in the lives of children and adults through Oklahoma Baptists and Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.


The Gladys Smith Society

The Gladys Smith Society was created in 1999 to honor individuals who make outstanding contributions to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. The society is named in honor of Gladys Smith, the first child taken into the Baptist Orphans Home in 1903.


Greg Coats

Greg still remembers everyone at Boys Ranch Town who helped change his life.


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