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OUR MISSION

Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries has been helping children and families since 1899. Our mission is to provide love, care, and hope in Christ for children and families in need.

OUR VALUES

We value the Bible as the foundation and guide for ministry (2 Timothy 3:16).
We value the worth of the children and families to whom we minister (Genesis 1:27).
We value servant leadership as our model for ministry (Mark 9:35).
We value excellence as our standard for ministry performance (Colossians 3:17).
We value personal integrity as our ministry standard for living (Romans 12:1-2).

OUR LEADERSHIP

Dr. Perry Hancock

Dr. Perry Hancock

President and CEO

Dr. Hancock has been serving as President & CEO of the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home & Family Ministries since 2003. He completed a Bachelors degree from Louisiana College and Master of Religious Education and Ph.D. degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the Children's Home, Dr. Hancock served as pastor of several Louisiana churches. He also served as a faculty member and Dean of Graduate Studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

MARC EICHELBERGER

MARC EICHELBERGER

Vice President of Development and Public Relations

Marc has been serving as Vice President of Development and Public Relations of the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries since October 2008. He completed a Bachelors degree from William Carey University and a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the Children's Home, Marc served as a pastor for over 25 years. He also served as Director of Continuing Education and Conference Planning and Adjunct Faculty at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kris Taylor

Kris Taylor

Vice President of Financial and Personnel Services

Kris joined the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries staff in April 2004. She serves as Vice President of Financial & Personnel Services. Kris has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has worked in the accounting field as well as in churches for many years. Kris is also a Notary Public.

JONANN BYARGEON

JONANN BYARGEON

Director of Family Care Ministries

Jonann joined the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries staff in 2014, serving in various positions in the Women’s Learning Center. She currently serves as Director of Family Care Ministries (HomePlace). HomePlace provides transitional living for homeless children and their mothers. She has served in multiple areas of ministry within the local church. Jonann’s passion is sharing the stories of the Bible with women and investing in their lives. She is a graduate of Louisiana College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.

ALISHA CLARK

ALISHA CLARK

Executive Director of the Womens Learning Center

Alisha joined the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries staff in May 2022. She serves as Executive Director of the Women’s Learning Center. She is a pastor’s wife, having served in various leadership roles in the local church. She has a nursing degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe, having worked in PICU, NICU, and home health. She has also taught middle and high school math and science. Alisha’s goal for the Women’s Learning Center is that every woman will know the hope and salvation in Christ, find purpose and value in Him, and discover paths through education and job-ready certification to careers that will provide a better future for her and her family.

DR. KATHY EICHELBERGER

DR. KATHY EICHELBERGER

Director of Granberry Counseling Centers

Dr. Eichelberger has been serving as Director of Granberry Counseling Centers since July 2009. Kathy has been a pastors wife for over 25 years and served in many leadership roles in the local church. She is a licensed professional counselor and has a passion to help people who are hurting and going through difficult life circumstances. God has called Kathy to minister to people through counseling, while at the same time encouraging them to develop a deep intimate relationship with Christ. Kathy completed a Bachelors degree, a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

MATT HANCOCK

MATT HANCOCK

Director of Campus Life and Education Services

Matt has served at Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries since 2005. His duties include planning campus activities and events, coordinating educational programs, and helping teens who age out of foster care to transition into adult life. A graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Matt has previously served on church staffs as a youth pastor, worship pastor, evangelism teacher, and musician.

SUSAN NOLAN

SUSAN NOLAN

Executive Director of Child and Family Services

Susan joined the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries staff in May 2012 as the Executive Director of Child and Family Services. Susan provides oversight for Child and Family Services operations and licensing compliance. Before coming to LBCHFM, Susan served nine years with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, primarily in family services and development, and training and support of foster and adoptive homes. Susan completed a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe and a Master of Social Work degree from Grambling State University. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker.

DENNIS PHELPS

DENNIS PHELPS

Director of Church, Minister, and Alumni Relations

Dr. Phelps has been serving as Director of Church, Minister, and Alumni Relations since 2021. He is a graduate of Louisiana College (B.A.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He has served in Louisiana, Texas, Minnesota, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Arkansas as an itinerant revivalist, staff evangelist, pastor, associate pastor, executive pastor, interim pastor, and seminary professor at several Baptist seminaries. Prior to joining the Children's Home, Dr. Phelps served as the J.D. Grey Professor of Preaching and Director of Church-Minister and Alumni Relations at NOBTS for 15 years.

LARRY VAUGHN

LARRY VAUGHN

Director of Property Management

After farming in Southeast Arkansas for 38 years, God was clear in calling Larry and his wife, Lisa, away from raising crops to raising children in the Foster Care System. In faith, they stepped away from a life of agriculture and service through their local church and made the move to Monticello, AR, where they served for three years on the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home campus as House Parents. Larry and Lisa joined the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home staff in 2019 as Foster Parents. They now provide respite care for campus Foster Parents. In January 2022, Larry was named Director of Property Management as he oversees the physical plant and equipment both on the main campus and off site.

YOUR GIFT

Your gift provides love, care, and hope in Christ for children and families in need. 74% of all funding comes from individuals and churches. We receive no state or federal funding for the care of children. All gifts are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.

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PO Box 4196
Monroe, Louisiana 71211

7200 DeSiard Street
Monroe, Louisiana 71203

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Residential Child Care

Short-Term Crisis Care for Children

Home Place - Residential Family Care

Granberry - Christian Counseling

Connect 1 Child - Foster and Adoption Ministries

Women’s Learning Center

Orphan's Embrace

Compassion for Kids

Minister Care Residential Program

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