Free Will Baptist Family Ministries, based in Greeneville, Tennessee, has been caring for hurting children and families since 1939

What began as an orphanage has expanded into a multi-faceted and diverse ministry, providing a wide range of professional services to all ages. Family Ministries serve pregnant teens and young women, infants, toddlers, adolescents, teens, senior citizens and families with programs and facilities in Tennessee, Virginia and Arkansas. We have been accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), founded in 1966, as a service provider, which signals our commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback and serving the community.

hope center

oaks retreat center

Arkansas ministries

assisted living

Jim McComas

Executive Director/CEO
Free will baptist family ministries

our mission

Thanks so much for visiting the online home of  Free Will Baptist Family Ministries. For over 80 years, Family Ministries has been ministering to the broken and vulnerable among us. Many things have changed over the years as our ministry has expanded, but our mission remains the same: “To serve and share Christ in order to strengthen and preserve families and provide a loving, caring and secure environment in which to live, work, and grow in the Lord.” There are a number of reasons that might have drawn you to our website: To learn more about the many facets of our ministry, to explore the possibility of a career opportunity with FWBFM, or perhaps just simple curiosity.

Whatever the reason, we hope you come away with a greater knowledge and appreciation for the wonderful work that is done at Family Ministries. I have often called Family Ministries “the best kept secret in the denomination”.  It’s our goal with the information provided here and your help in sharing the good news, we’ll be able to “spread the word” to as many as possible. May God richly bless you is my prayer.  
Jim McComas – Executive Director/CEO Free Will Baptist Family Ministries

80th Homecoming celebration

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Free Will Baptist Family Ministries celebrated their 80th Anniversary in style as hundreds of folks from 8 states (Arkansas, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, and from all across Tennessee) gathered in Greeneville for homecoming ceremonies.
Mike Blanton and Evidence, Jacob and Emily Frady, and Tammy Jones Robinette delivered the music program, followed by a stirring sermon from Evangelist Mike Blanton. Everyone then moved to the Lodge for a delicious Amish cooked meal, followed by an afternoon of fun filled activities for the whole family.
Truly, “a great time was had by all”. Thanks to all who came and made this a homecoming to remember!

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Testimonials

"From the time I was 7, camp at The Oaks was always the highlight of my year and helped me grow spiritually."

Jamie
Age - 21

"We are very thankful to God for the ministry of FWB Family Ministries. Ruth and I met while living at the Children's Home in the 70's. We were engaged there and later married at Harris Memorial FWB Church near the campus. Our wedding was performed by Rev. James Earl Raper, the Superintendent at the time we lived there. We just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on August 6, 2012. God is so good. We became Christians there and began our life as a couple there, Thank you FWBFM."

Ivan & Ruth (Turner) Kennedy
Talbott, Tn

"I arrived at the Home in 1977. I never knew the love of a family or Christ before then. From the education, discipline, faith, and morals that the House Parents, other kids, Mr. Raper, and the Church taught me will forever guide me. My successes in life are all because of the Home and Christ. A truly remarkable place in my heart."

Phillip Parker
Sanford, NC

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