Saved Lives, Changed Lives

Former residents tell their stories about the life saving and life changing impact of the Florida Baptist Children's Homes.

Another one of Mackenzie's senior portraits.

Mackenzie Small

“God is merciful and amazingly graceful. He allowed me the opportunity to come to the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. It is there that I found peace, safety, and my Heavenly Father.”

The Miller Family.

Mercy Miller

“I am so thankful for the Children’s Homes and how they were there for me. I am so thankful for my new family, and I am so thankful for God’s mercy!”

Bernard Cochran

Bernard Cochran

“. . . we were provided, not just shelter, food, clothing, and education at local public schools, but also a spiritual atmosphere, a faith perspective.”


Cathy Tidwell

“I can now see God’s hand in it, but at the time all I knew was that I was safe, well fed, and cared for by my house parents.”

Bob Rehberg in front of First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach where he was a member for more than 26 years.

Bob Rehberg

“I am so thankful that my sisters and I went to the Children’s Homes. I wish I could thank everyone who has ever helped the Children’s Homes. ”