MBCH Children and Family Ministries
11300 St. Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton MO 63044-2793
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (314) 739-6811
Mission Statement
MBCH Children and Family Ministries is committed to serving God by responding to the needs of children, youth and families to make a lasting difference in their lives.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Russell L. Martin
Board Chair Reverend Ronald G. Robinson
Board Chair Company Affiliation First Baptist Church, Van Buren, MO
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement MBCH Children and Family Ministries is committed to serving God by responding to the needs of children, youth and families to make a lasting difference in their lives.
Background Statement MBCH Children and Family Ministries was established in 2002 and is an affiliate of Missouri Baptist Children's Home, which dates back to 1886. The agency provides both residential and community-based services. Missouri Baptist Children's Home began as an orphanage and has adapted its programs to meet the needs of the times, and MBCH Children and Family Ministries is the program services provider.

As a Christian agency, our programs reflect what we call the Family Works philosophy, which emphasizes the following four components: family, permanency, community, and spiritual. Our services are provided without regard to clients' religious affiliation.

We are licensed by the State of Missouri as a child caring and as a child placing agency and are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Children and Families.
Impact Statement

Through our professional team, we maximize our resources to provide appropriate preventive and redemptive services in an environment of safety, empowerment and hope. We are an accredited agency offering our services to anyone regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, handicap or income. Everyone who contacts MBCH Children and Family Ministries seeking assistance receives help either through direct services or realistic referrals. MBCH Children and Family Ministries clients receive a service program individually tailored to their needs.  We are committed to constantly changing and improving our programs to better meet the needs of the children, youth and families that we are privileged to serve.

Some Highlights from Last Year:
  • 230 women and children were provided services in residential and community-based Pregnancy Services programs. 
  • 146 children, youth and families were served in Therapeutic Group Homes. 
  • 1053 children and youth were served in traditional and therapy foster care. 
  • 49 women were rescued from sex-trafficking and provided temporary housing and other supportive services.

Needs Statement
Our top needs are:
1. Prayer for our clients, staff and leadership
2. Monetary Donations
3. Gifts of supplies for our clients
4. Gifts of quality handcrafted items to be auctioned in our annual Festivals
Service Categories
Children's and Youth Services
Temporary Housing
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement MBCH Children and Family Ministries faces the same issues as most nonprofits: increasing requests for various kinds of services and limited funding. We strive hard to maintain a balance in our revenue streams so as not to be too dependent on any one source. We have revenue from fees for services, distributions from endowment, and contributions from individuals, churches, and others. We contract with MBCH Foundation, a sister affiliate of Missouri Baptist Children's Home, to perform our fundraising activities, which frees up the agency to concentrate on its program services.

It is our desire to be proactive in our approach rather than to react. We are involved in national, state, and local organizations and initiatives to ensure we are on the "cutting edge" in providing quality, appropriate services to our clients.
Description The Family Resource Development program facilitates state custody foster and adoptive placements through recruitment, assessment, maintenance and specialized training for foster families and kinship placements.
Program Budget $1,091,918.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Foster Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
- 60% of foster trainees will complete the program
- 80% of foster trainees will become licenced foster parents
- 90% of foster trainees will report satisfaction on survey
Long-Term Success
75% of foster families will stay in service at least 3 years.
60% of kinship placements will remain intact
90% of foster placements will remain intact 
Program Success Monitored By
Program success is monitored by our Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program.  We collect data, compile statistics and report on a quarterly basis.  The data is collected by tracking number of trainees and licensed families, surveying families and children served, post-testing trainees, and foster family assessments conducted by the FRD Specialists.
Examples of Program Success
Program success is about more than just the number of families that were trained.  We want to be sure that foster parents are knowledgeable about special needs children, and so we complete a post-test with the goal that 90% of trainees will score at least 90% on the test.   
Once trained, our goal is to support the foster families well, so that they are able to stay in service.  Our goal is to have 75% of our families in service for at least 3 years.  One of the ways we keep trying to improve on how we support the families is to ask the foster parents to evaluate how we are doing once a year.  Our goal is to score at least 80% on 90% of the surveys.
The Developmental Disabilities program provides affordable, supportive housing for adults with developmental-type disabilities.  The program is designed to provide the residents with a safe, home-like living environment as well as fostering opportunities for residents to be active and productive members of their community.
Program Budget $225,347.00
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Short-Term Success Provides the residents with a safe, home-like living environment as well as gives opportunities for residents to be active and productive members of their community.
Long-Term Success
The program is successful with 100% occupancy being achieved and the residents and families express satisfaction with the services offered.
Program Success Monitored By
Program success is monitored by vacancy rates, requests for services, and resident and family satisfaction.
Examples of Program Success
8 out of 8 residential spaces have been filled to date this year, and there have been 6 requests for services.
The Therapeutic Group Homes provide residential care for children and youth with behavioral, emotional, mental or phyiscal health needs who are in state custody.  This program is designed to minister to the whole child while helping the child find permanency.
Program Budget $961,303.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Dependent Children
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
The clients in Therapeutic Group Homes demonstrate a stabilization in behaviors and show signs of improvement in their overall functioning while in care.  The indicator for this program is 70% of the clients show improvment as indicated by progress achieved on treatment plan goals.
Long-Term Success
Every child deserves a family of their own to help them develop into healthy and contributing adults.  The goal of the Therapeutic Group Homes is helping each client to be reunified with their biological families, if possible or to develop an alternate family structure when necessary.  The indicator of this program is that 75% of the children discharged from the program will move to placement inteded to be longer than four months in duration.  This is seen as a step toward permanency.
Program Success Monitored By
Success is monitored by tracking the steps toward permancy for each client, monitoring client improvement, client satisfaction surveys, and family satisfaction surveys.
Examples of Program Success Success for the children and youth in our Therapeutic Group Homes is to show overall improvement.  We want them to be able to function well in the world without the supports that we provide helping them to heal from the trauma they have experienced.  That improvement helps lead the client to their goal of achieving permanency.  Permanency looks different for each child, but it is vital for lasting change for each child to have a permanent, loving home.
CEO Comments
Freedom 43:19 provides residential services to women who have been rescued from human trafficking.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Russell L. Martin
Term Start 2002
Mr. Martin has been with the parent agency (Missouri Baptist Children's Home) since 1977.  He has served in various capacities including Business Administrator and Assistant Executive Director.  He currently serves as President of Missouri Baptist Children's Home, as well as President of MBCH Children and Family Ministries.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Vice President
Title Community-Based Services Director
Title Residential Services Director
Title Community-Based Services Director
Title Human Resources Director
Title Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Title Spiritual Life Director
Paid Full-Time Staff 197
Paid Part-Time Staff 32
Volunteers 250
Paid Contractors 38
Retention Rate 73%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Alliance for Children and Families - Member2012
Foster Family-based Treatment Association2012
External Assessment and Accreditations
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2014
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Reverend Ronald G. Robinson
Company Affiliation First Baptist Church, Van Buren, MO
Term Oct 2012 to Oct 2017
Email rromans838@aol.com
Board Members
Tim Abanathy MBC Director of Missions
Leah Capps Second Baptist Church, Springfield, MO
Chris Ferkel Information Technology
Betty Harmon
Linda Kimmis
Robert Lilly
Mrs. Linda Logue
Russell L. Martin Missouri Baptist Children's Home
Elmer "Mac" McCully
John A. Morgan Morgan Group Insurance Services
Greg Morrow Pastor
Cara Peoples Homemaker
Ronald G. Robinson First Baptist Church, Van Buren, MO
David Stephenson
William A. Vail First Baptist Church, Poplar Bluff, MO
Mildred Whitted Professional Skills Institute
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 92%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $12,089,873
Projected Expenses $13,595,395
Endowment Value $30,000,000
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2014, 2013, 2012:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions----$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$8,530$3,874$4,078
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$9,128$10,465$20,736
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$10,995,935$10,022,782$9,539,679
Administration Expense$638,254$687,020$595,833
Fundraising Expense$681,950$257,696$823,306
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.040.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%91%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue42%17%20%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$3,555,410$3,401,026$3,370,516
Current Assets$2,911,148$2,724,393$2,334,125
Long-Term Liabilities$67,235$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,003,801$955,038$1,325,724
Total Net Assets$2,484,374$2,445,988$2,044,792
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.902.851.76
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name MBCH Children and Family Ministries
Address 11300 St. Charles Rock Rd
Bridgeton, MO 630442793
Primary Phone (314) 739-6811
Contact Email trisha.crow@mbch.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Russell L. Martin
Board Chair Reverend Ronald G. Robinson
Board Chair Company Affiliation First Baptist Church, Van Buren, MO
Year of Incorporation 2002