How Our Journey Began

Children At Heart Ministries is a family of Christian ministries that began in 1950, when Louis & Billie Sue Henna of Round Rock, Texas, donated the land and first five buildings to the Baptist General Convention of Texas to establish Texas Baptist Children’s Home to serve dependent and neglected children.

Over the years, as the needs of families and children have evolved, so too has our family of ministries evolved to meet those needs. The expanding structure began in 2001, when separate 501(c)3 organizations were formed for Gracewood, Miracle Farm, STARRY, and Texas Baptist Children's Home.

In 2006, all of the ministries began operating under the Children At Heart Ministries brand.

The Children At Heart Foundation manages an endowment, which benefits the ministries through annual grants. Texas Baptist Children's Home and Family Services operates as the property-holding entity for all of the ministries.