Children At Heart Ministries is a family of Christian ministries that began in 1950, when Louis and Billie Sue Henna of Round Rock, Texas, donated the land and first five buildings to the Baptist General Convention of Texas to establish Texas Baptist Children’s Home to serve dependent and neglected children.
Over the years, as the needs of families and children have evolved, so too has our family of ministries changed to meet those needs. The expanding structure began in 2001, when separate organizations were formed for Gracewood, Miracle Farm, and Texas Baptist Children’s Home.
In 2006, all of the ministries began operating under the Children At Heart Ministries brand.
Helping children and their single mothers rise above.
At Gracewood, we allow single mothers and their children who find themselves in crisis to hit the pause button and refocus their future toward safety, happiness, and independence. By guiding them in their pursuit of independence, they learn the basic tools they need to make long-term, quality-of-life improvements.
Forging young men of integrity and character.
Rooted in Christian faith and western heritage, our one-of-a-kind ranch helps struggling young men experience healing, earn an education, and learn respect. Through our innovative horse program and on-site academic and vocational training, young men establish and achieve goals for a lifetime, and learn to believe in themselves as something more than society has painted them to be. It all happens in a safe, structured environment where they have the opportunity to turn their lives around and become responsible young men.
Texas Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH)
Embrace. Empower. Equip.
Texas Baptist Children’s Home embraces children and families in need in order to empower and equip them for a promising future. Children and single mothers, and youth aging out of foster care or facing homelessness, who come to TBCH are often lost, hurting, and hopeless, without a place to turn for help during their time of greatest need. Our residential program provides a safe home and a stable family environment where they can learn, grow, and ultimately experience a happy, healthy future.