Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

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Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) is the largest provider of private, not-for-profit, residential childcare in the state. We are an affiliate of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, which is comprised of 1,700 Oklahoma Southern Baptist churches. OBHC does not charge for any of our services, nor accepts government funds. OBHC is funded through the generosity of individuals, businesses as well as gifts from Southern Baptist churches through offerings and the Cooperative Program. We do not discriminate on placement based on race, color, national origin, or religious affiliation.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children
3800 N. May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Website: obhc.org

Phone: (405)942-3800

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 731435473

CEO/President: James Swain


Board size: 24

Founder: Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Scott

Ruling year: 2019

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2000


The vision of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children is to be a major source of hope for children through Christ.

Mission statement

The mission of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children is to demonstrate God's love by providing hope through empowering children and their families to follow Christ.

Statement of faith

Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children Statement of Belief (Adapted from the Baptist Faith and Message, 2000)

The Scriptures: The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.

God: There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures.

God the Father: God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

God the Son: Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.

God the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ.

Man: Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God's creation.

Salvation: Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

God's Purpose of Grace: Election is the gracious purpose of God.

The Church: A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers.

Baptism and the Lord's Supper: Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

The Lord's Day: The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. It is a Christian institution for regular observance. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should include exercises of worship and spiritual devotion, both public and private.

The Kingdom: The Kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignty over the universe and His particular kingship over men.

Last Things: God, in His own time and His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end.

Evangelism and Missions: It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations.

Education: Christianity is the faith of enlightenment and intelligence. In Jesus Christ abide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Stewardship: God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer's cause on earth.

Cooperation: Christ's people should, as occasion requires, organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God.

The Christian and the Social Order: All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society. Every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.

Peace and War: It is the duty of Christians to seek peace with all men on principles of righteousness.

Religious Liberty: God alone is Lord of the conscience, and He has left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men which are contrary to His Word or not contained in it. Church and state should be separate.

The Family: God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1081 of 1104121 of 122
Fund acquisition rating1025 of 1105109 of 122
Resource allocation rating807 of 110594 of 122
Asset utilization rating1104 of 1104122 of 122

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$418,531$364,561$342,621$130,456$126,557
Short-term investments$21,006$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,466,027$3,058,593$3,514,295$2,036,182$2,429,642
Long-term investments$27,089,149$26,311,070$85,675,195$82,307,289$74,979,365
Fixed assets$14,989,565$12,502,206$12,120,444$11,984,479$13,095,528
Other long-term assets$76,195,031$76,591,078$610,350$662,481$674,039
Total long-term assets$118,273,745$115,404,354$98,405,989$94,954,249$88,748,932
Total assets$119,739,772$118,462,947$101,920,284$96,990,431$91,178,574
Payables and accrued expenses$1,067,673$702,991$614,469$651,990$708,390
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,067,673$702,991$614,469$651,990$708,390
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$2,213,074$2,934,707$2,433,043$1,991,273$1,937,309
Total long-term liabilities$2,278,293$2,934,707$3,572,343$1,991,273$1,937,309
Total liabilities$3,345,966$3,637,698$4,186,812$2,643,263$2,645,699
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$23,480,791$24,249,397$20,236,904$19,976,064$17,409,770
With donor restrictions$92,913,015$90,575,852$77,496,568$74,371,104$71,123,105
Net assets$116,393,806$114,825,249$97,733,472$94,347,168$88,532,875
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$12,252,999$13,254,483$10,506,175$9,236,096$11,654,370
Program service revenue$1,765$1,050$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,532,054$4,786,740$0$0$155,113
Other revenue($143,149)($142,516)$3,534,064$3,561,120$3,575,893
Total other revenue$4,390,670$4,645,274$3,534,064$3,561,120$3,731,006
Total revenue$16,643,669$17,899,757$14,040,239$12,797,216$15,385,376
Program services$10,660,693$8,929,336$8,700,897$9,142,597$9,272,083
Management and general$1,527,527$1,932,184$2,046,842$1,946,100$1,589,010
Total expenses$14,373,680$12,645,958$12,485,763$12,960,733$12,924,656
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$2,269,989$5,253,799$1,554,476($163,517)$2,460,720
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,269,989$5,253,799$1,554,476($163,517)$2,460,720


Greg McNeecePresident$189,534
Michael WilliamsVP of Development/Interim President$165,257
Malcolm PhilipsVice President of Programs$130,731
Steven FloydChief Financial Officer$104,544
Melissa LitkeCorporate Secretary$89,755

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/20/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Reverend J. A. Scott gave his wife credit for the beginning of the Oklahoma Baptist Orphans Home. Soon after they came to Oklahoma City, he accepted the call as pastor of the Washington Avenue Baptist Church. Very soon after Reverend Scott began his ministry, Mrs. Scott met a mother who was near death and living in a little shack in an alley near the church. The mother asked Mrs. Scott to find a home for her baby. The girl, Gladys Smith, lived in the Scott home until the formal opening of the Oklahoma Baptist Orphans Home, March 15, 1903. The first location of the Home was in a little house on Pottawatomie Street (Neither Washington Avenue Baptist Church nor Pottawatomie Street exist in Oklahoma City today).

On June 1, 1903, the Home was moved to a frame building on one and a half stories on West Pottawatomie Street. Nine children were in residence. In 1905, the joint Boards of the Baptist General Convention of Indian Territory and the Oklahoma State Baptist Convention accepted a bid from Oklahoma City of 40 acres of land and $2,000 to move the Home to its location at NW 63rd and Pennsylvania. Ownership of the Home was transferred to the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma in 1917.

The Birthday Bank was a donation method for churches which began in mid 1900's. The Department of Child Care was established in 1956 and entrusted by the Convention with the operation of Christian services to children and their families. In 1985, the Department of Child Care and the Department of Retirement Centers and chaplaincy were combined to create the Special Care Ministries Office. In 1988, the name was changed to Family Care Ministries Office and included the Child Care, Adult Care, and Special Care Ministries. A separation of Adult Care and Child Care in 1993 created two new entities. In that year, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children was established as an affiliate corporation of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma with its own President and Board of Trustees. OBHC is now the largest provider of private, non-profit residential child care in the state.

Program accomplishments

Now, more than 100 years later, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children has seen more than 11,000 children come through our doors and while our ministry has grown and expanded over the years, our focus has always been to serve children and show the people in our care, the love of Christ.


Your generous support allows OBHC to impact the lives of children and families in need!