Outreach Opportunities


Orphan Care Ministry Directory

Below is an alphabetical list of orphan care ministries across the state of Mississippi. We encourage you to find one at a church near you to get plugged in to. We have provided contact information for each ministry.

Bellweather Church
Jackson, MS
Host fundraisers and meetings supporting foster care, adoption, and crises pregnancy
Contact: Lori Moody 

Broadmoor Baptist Church
Madison, MS
Contact: Kelly Dixon

Contact: casamississippi@gmail.com

Christ United Methodist Church
Jackson, MS
Encourage families praying about adoption; provide resources and contacts to them and answer questions; meet monthly to "support" each other; organize medicine and vitamin drive to send with Lifeline to a partnership orphanage in China; educate and bring awareness to the orphan crisis and provide an overview of what orphan care actually is; work with Baptist Convention to help plan Orphan Day event in October; host human trafficking summit; partner with Methodist Children's Home; complete renovation projects, do landscaping or other projects at Methodist Children's Home; collect items to have in plastic shoe boxes to give to children when they arrive at Methodist Children's Home
Contact: Wesley Nelson 
wesleyjonesnelson@gmail.com or 662.574.4960

Colonial Heights Baptist Church
Hearts of Compassion
Ridgeland, MS
Share hope with the hopeless by assisting loving, Christ-centered families and individuals whom God has called to open their homes to children who need one; raise awareness about adoption and raise funds to help place children in forever families; mobilize the church so each member can provide a unique and special service – some to adopt, some to care, some to give; partner with LifeSong for Orphans
Contact: Julie Welch

First Baptist Church of Clinton
Finding Home
Clinton, MS
Educate and provide opportunities to support those in Clinton area who are fostering/adopting; provide Hinds County DHS support
Contact: Findinghome@fbcclinton.org

First Baptist Church of Long Beach
Long Beach, MS
Contact: LaRue Steven 

First Baptist Church of Petal
Woven Foster/Adoptive Network 
Petal, MS 
Faith-based foster/adoptive support group; provides spiritual, emotional and physical support to families God has chosen to be foster or adoptive parents
Contact: Whitney Hession Mcdonald, Melody McDermitt Barrentine

First Baptist Church of Picayune
Picayune, MS
Support families going through foster care/adoption process; stock resource closet to assist those families in need
Contact: Somer Wade

First Baptist Church of Starkville
Starkville, MS 
Provide support to local DHS; financially assists foster/adoptive families; host PATH training
Contact: Emily Lesley 
emilylesley@yahoo.com or 662.418.8895

First Baptist Church of Vicksburg
Vicksburg, MS
Contact: Kristy Brannon
enterprisescience@gmail.com or 601.695.6706

First Presbyterian Church 
Champions for Children 
Jackson, MS
Hosts events a few times a year to create awareness; hosts monthly support groups for families interested in fostering/adopting and families that already are fostering/adopting
Contact: Janie Clarke
janielclarke6@gmail.com or 601-953-4991

Flat Top Unity Baptist
Waveland, MS
Contact: Mindy Dobson 
Mindydobson@yahoo.com or 228.216.4205

Fondren Church
Jackson, MS
Contact: Emily Moore

Getwell Road Methodist Church
Southaven, MS
Contact: Jonathan Wallace
jwallace@getwellroad.org or 662.349.3680

Highland Colony Baptist Church
Madison, MS
Contact: Linda Lewis
linda.lewis@hcbc.net or 601.540.3149

Jackson First
Jackson, MS
Contact: Tami Measells

Madison Heights
Madison, MS 
Contact: Suzanne Lindsey

Meadow Grove Baptist Church
Brandon, MS
Contact: Jamie and Stephanie Walley

Michael Memorial Baptist Church
Gulfport, MS 
Contact: Anna Griffin

Mississippi Association for Youth, Foster, Adoption and Kinship Care (MAYFAK)
Contact: Eddie Virgil

One Church
Ridgeland, MS
Contact: Jessica Michael

Parkway Church
Madison, MS
Contact: Gina and Jason Sawyer
photoginac@hotmail.com or 601.941.7432

Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church
Moses' Basket
Ridgeland, MS
Provides education/opportunities for congregation to be involved in orphan care
Contact: Estelle Sones

Redeemer Church in Jackson
Abbas Hope
Jackson, MS
Organize respite mornings for current foster families; lead information nights on foster care; host seminars for other foster/orphan care organizations
Contact: Christina Dent

Resilience of Coastal Kids (ROCK)
Gulfport, MS
Provide children in DHS custody with resources such as furniture, baby items, diapers, new clothing, shoes, toys, birthday/Christmas gifts, etc.
Contact: Mag Holland
rsvp@co.harrison.ms.us or www.rockfoundationforkids.org

Ridgecrest Baptist Church
Madison, MS
Provide backpacks for DHS
Contact: Buddy Knott
bknott@rcbc.org or 601.278.7011

The Orchard
Oxford, MS
Contact: Sarah Ward 
sarah@theorchardoxford.net or 662.259.0094