Back Tennessee Baptist Children's Home receives support through Paper Drive and $50K

May 21st, 2014

Tennessee Baptist Children's Home receives support through Paper Drive and $50K

In 1968, a group of members from Woodmont Baptist Church in Nashville started a brand new congregation that met in the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home (TBCH) on Franklin Road. Just one year later, they adopted the name Brentwood Baptist Church and we were born.

With such a long-standing history and partnership with the TBCH, it's no wonder we still support them today—especially since these neighbors live right in our own backyard.

What most people at Brentwood Baptist don't know is that all the children currently living at TBCH attend services at our church each week. We're not only investing in the physical well-being of these children on their campus, but in their spiritual well-being on our own.

Here are some of the ways we've recently supported them...

Foster Care Initiative
Last year, through our Hope for the World Missions Offering, our Missions Ministry provided $25,000 to support TBCH. And just recently, Dr. Gerald Stow, a longtime Brentwood Baptist member and former President of TBCH, presented current TBCH President Dr. Bryant Millsaps with an additional $50,000.

Charlie Wetherington, TBCH Coordinator of Communications and Special Events, said, "The check was given to assist in our statewide effort to enlist, train, certify, and support foster parents who open their hearts and homes to children that must have an out-of-home placement."

"We're deeply grateful to the Trustees, Staff, and members of Brentwood Baptist for this gift," Dr. Millsaps said. "It will be an encouragement to other churches across the state to invest in this vital ministry."

Paper Drive
Recently, the SeniorLink Ministry, our ministry to adults (ages 55+), hosted their annual Paper Drive for the Children's Home, inviting members to donate and stock their supply for a year.

This year, Brentwood Baptist donated:
Toilet Paper Rolls – 837
Paper Towel Rolls – 389
Paper Plates – 1,191
Boxes of Facial Tissue – 66
Napkins – 3,654

Anna Montgomery, SeniorLink Missions Coordinator, said, "The paper product's drive started in May 2003 as a way to thank the TBCH for hosting a Mother's Day picnic on their campus for our church's Senior Adults. Even though the annual picnic ended several years later, the Paper Drive continued to be an annual event… Every dollar of paper products we provide for them is a dollar they can use for other needs. We want to thank all those who participated this year."