Who We Are
Free Will Baptist Family Ministries’ heritage and superb record in caring for hurting children began in 1939. It was first established as Free Will Baptist Home for Children, an orphanage opened with Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Stanley as Superintendents. It was a humble beginning, but the care for orphans and other hurting children soon became a permanent facet of FWB Family Ministries. Today, our programs have expanded to meet the needs of the entire family.
For over a decade, we have witnessed more than 100 young people each year give their hearts and lives to the Lord. God is truly working at Family Ministries!
It was here that the wounds of the past were healed and a love for adventure was instilled that released me from being place-bound. It set me on a path to a wider experience. Right here I developed a concern for other people and learned to accept love as well as give it. In this very place, a desire was born in me, to pass on the message that had made my life glad…
—Trula Gunter Cronk, the first child to live at “The Home” in 1939
Mrs. Cronk later became a pioneer FWB missionary to India, with her husband, Dan. She also wrote a book about her life, which included her time at FWB Home for Children.