Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children


About Baptist Home for Girls

Baptist Home for Girls, the newest campus of OBHC, became reality in 1976 when former Oklahoma Governor Raymond Gary and his wife, Emma, donated 37 acres of their ranch to start a children’s home just 6 miles south of Madill, Oklahoma.

Inspired by a little girl from Whittaker Orphanage at Pryor, Gov. Gary felt led to donate his best land to help children in need. Upon the Gary’s additional donation of $200,000, groundbreaking for the Home was held on March 5, 1977. Two cottages, the superintendent’s home, and the administration building were completed that fall.

By October, the first children came to live in Emma Gary Cottage. In 1978 the Lowell D. Milburn Cottage was built; 1979 the Devereaux cottage was built and in 1980 the M. Judson Cook Cottage was completed. Read about the current cottages.

Residents in front of the Giles Hill Animal Learning CenterIn the summer of 1999 the Baptist Children’s Home became Baptist Home for Girls, the only all-girls campus of the four OBHC residential campuses. The Giles Hill Animal Learning Center (pictured here) was constructed and dedicated in 2006 and has enhanced the campus ag program.

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