Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children


1943 to 1952

Judson Cook

Judson Cook ministered at the Falls Creek campground, and then served as a church pastor before he was asked by Truman Maxey to serve as field representative for the Children’s Home. Cook worked collecting donations for the Home until 1953, when he filled the position of Administrator of Boys Ranch Town, Edmond. He was administrator until 1956, when he resumed work as field secretary.

Judson Cook with children
Judson Cook visits with the children in the 1970s.
Judson Cook promoting planned giving

Cook made planned giving presentations to churches across the state, urging Oklahoma Baptists to create a will or trust and include the Children’s Home or Boys Ranch Town as a beneficiary. In 1969, Cook became the director of public relations and development for the Department of Child Care. Cook improved programs of the ministry by using color slides, filmstrips, motion pictures, and a variety of literature, including the publication Care ‘N Share. In addition to his administrative duties, Cook enjoyed forming relationships with children from the Home.

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