Eron Green serves as the President/CEO of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries. Eron has been described as a visionary leader and has spent much of his professional career working with ministries that meet the needs of children and families. Eron’s philosophy on life and ministry are the same: excellence, accountability, integrity, vision, and glory (to God).
Originally from Tibbie, Alabama, Green holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Troy State University. He also earned a master‘s of arts degree in communication, with a concentration in family and organizational communication, from Eastern New Mexico University. Eron is an accomplished speaker and trainer on various topics related to leadership, motivation, management, childcare, business operations, and other factors that affect organizations.
Eron previously served at childcare agencies in Texas, New Mexico, and Florida where he oversaw residential programs, emergency shelters, foster care, adoptions, maternity care counseling, adult ministries, and outlying social work offices, as well as being involved in international childcare efforts.
Eron and his wife, Shelley, have two children – Harper and Deacon. They are members of First Baptist Church in Beeville and have a passion for ministry. Shelley is actively involved in the MOPS program at First Baptist Church Beeville and is on the school board for the First Baptist Church School.
STCH Ministries welcomed Ryan Lofton and his family to Boothe Campus in September 2015 to fill a newly added position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Lofton previously served as a manager with Wells Fargo and then ran his own financial advising business. While attending Stonegate Church in Midlothian, Texas, he was integral in laying the foundation for an adoption and foster care ministry, received training in counseling, as well as assisted families and single mothers with their finances.
Lofton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in business from Texas Tech University. He has a broad knowledge base covering investments, finance, business operations, team building, adoption, foster care, and counseling. Lofton’s wife, Beth, graduated with her Masters in Counseling from the University of North Texas and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She was also active in ministry at Stonegate, concentrating her time on counseling, discipling, and mentoring women.
The Loftons, along with their son Levi and daughter Finley, attend First Baptist Church in Beeville.
Gary Jones has been affiliated with South Texas Children’s Home Ministries since 1974, when he moved to Beeville from his hometown of Dilley, Texas. He started as a land management and cattle program consultant for STCH Ministries in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1993 to 2000, Gary served on the STCH Ministries Board of Directors and was chairman of the Land Use Committee. His expertise in this area led STCH Ministries to ask Gary to become Vice President of Land Management, and throughout his leadership STCH Ministries has endeavored to make the best use of the land resources God has blessed them with.
Gary holds an Animal Science degree from Texas A & M University where he proudly served in the Corps. From land management and cattle programs to banking, real estate, and flying, Gary has done it all. As a trusted advisor Gary is frequently consulted with by many individuals, groups, and organizations. In 2008, Governor Perry appointed him to the Nueces River Authority where he is currently serving his second term.
It is obvious to those who know Gary that his heart is with South Texas Children’s Home Ministries. Everything he does and every negotiation he conducts is done with the intent to provide the best possible care for the children and families STCH Ministries serves. A man of God, serving God, by blessing those he has been called to help.
Gary is married to Teralea Davis from Uvalde and they have three beautiful daughters – Jillian, Janelle, and Millicent – and five wonderful grandchildren. If you run into Gary, ask him to show you their most recent picture; he always has a new one on his phone.
Clint Elliott began his employment at South Texas Children’s Home in November 2005, and is responsible for the Business Office operations. Clint and his wife, Dawn, were actively involved with the Children’s Home many years before his employment.
Clint graduated from Texas A&M University – Kingsville with a BBA degree in accounting. He has facilitated several of the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace classes, along with the student version, Generation Change, in an effort to help people gain a better handle on their finances and become debt free.
Clint and his wife, Dawn, have four children, three sons and a daughter, who bring much joy to their lives. He and his family attend First Baptist Church in Beeville, where he serves on several committees and is also involved with the church’s school.
Originally from Valdosta, Georgia, Kyle Luke and his wife, Cara, both graduated with a BA in Church Music from The Baptist College of Florida. Kyle then continued his education at Florida State University to receive his Master of Public Administration degree specializing in Nonprofit Management.
After graduation, Kyle served as Director of Admissions and then Director of Development at The Baptist College of Florida before moving into development and administration at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. For 16 years, he served bi-vocationally as a minister of music in several churches and enjoys being active in choir.
Kyle’s experience in adoptions, residential care, foster care, and maternity and family care has shaped his spiritual and intellectual foundation of service, as well as his approach to development. He believes his work in development allows him to fulfill his full-time call to serve children and families and to make a difference in the culture in which he lives.
Kyle and Cara have been married since 1999 and have three wonderful sons – Garet, Grayson and Gabe. Kyle and his family worship at First Baptist Church, Beeville, and Cara teaches at Thomas Jefferson Intermediate School.
Mark has served with STCH Ministries since 1982, and in his current position since 1995. Mark grew up in the central Texas area and received his bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University in 1981. He later received his master’s in Counseling from Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi in 1986.
Mark currently holds a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) license and is also licensed as a Child Care Administrator by the State of Texas. He serves as a board member for the Association of Christian Childcare Administrators and the Texas Coalition of Homes for Children. He has also served on the boards of various groups focusing on special education and coordination of site base and community resources, among others.
Mark and his wife Dru have a son, Colton, who currently works and resides in New York, and a daughter, Amy, who is a first grade teacher living in Central Texas with her family. They have a five-year-old grandson, Sam, who keeps Mimi and Papi busy.
Mark believes Yogi Berra’s quote, “It Ain’t Over till It’s Over,” summarizes the philosophy and lifetime commitment STCH Ministries has toward those entrusted to its care. He enjoys sharing about STCH Ministries with churches and groups, and is available to preach and fill pulpits when needed.
Vice President of Family Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
EducationMaster of Arts degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Christian Education
Darin Griffiths is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds a License in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT), both recognized by the Board of Examiners in Counseling of the State of Texas. He joined the STCH Ministries staff in 2005, was named Director of Education and Ministry in 2008, named Administrative Director of Corpus Christi and Satellite Offices in 2014, and became Vice President of Family Counseling in 2017.
Darin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, and also graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary. He holds three Master of Arts degrees in the areas of Marriage and Family Therapy and Christian Education. He specializes in working with couples and individuals who are experiencing relationship challenges, and practices a Solution Focused approach to therapy. This involves tailoring interventions to fit a client’s specific needs, in hopes of maximizing positive results. Additionally, his work usually involves some cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Darin also has an extensive history working in a ministerial capacity with churches and is a licensed and ordained minister. He is available to speak in private seminar settings on a variety of parenting and marriage topics, as well as pulpit supply in the absence of a pastor or for special occasions. Darin also is available to lead Marriage Enrichment seminars upon request.
Darin is married to Caren and they have two children, Hadley and Hayden. The family enjoys the outdoors together, especially working with farm animals, as well as hunting, fishing, and shooting sports.
Vice President of Family and International Ministries, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
EducationMaster in Clinical Social Work
Joanna Berry is the Vice President of Family and International Ministries. After beginning in 1996 as a part-time therapist in Corpus Christi, Joanna was asked to assume the Director of Counseling position at STCH Ministries Family Counseling. Under her leadership Family Counseling grew and expanded significantly, and in 2017 she passed the baton to Darin Griffiths as this ministry’s new vice president. In addition to the counseling ministry, she also helped establish Christian Women’s Job Corp (CWJC) of Corpus Christi, which became Jobs for Life in 2014.
In 2006, Joanna was asked to lead in the development of the International Ministry program at STCH Ministries, focusing on ministering to children and families in the Dominican Republic, and was also named a vice president. Her passion has always been families, believing that the family is critical in the development of children, and that it is the foundation of churches and communities. She is available to speak on marriage and the family, and often speaks on the value of the family serving together, which is a strong focus of STCH Ministries’ international trips.
Joanna holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to STCH Ministries, Joanna worked in a family business with her husband and raised three children. She and her husband, John, are the proud grandparents of 11 grandchildren. They attend and minister at First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi.
Director of Jobs for Life | Faith & Finances
Darrell Jackson is a native of Houston and he serves as the Director of Jobs for Life and Faith & Finances in Houston, Texas. Darrell brings over 25 years of Christian ministry experience to his position, as well as a passion and proficiency in the area of leadership development.
Darrell’s introduction to STCH Ministries came in 2009 while serving as a Church Consultant at the San Felipe Baptist Association. His career has included serving as a Senior Pastor, Adjunct Professor, Church and Business Consultant, Worship Pastor, Gospel Recording Artist, certified John Maxwell speaker and coach, and Pastoral Care Director within the Houston Methodist hospital healthcare system.
Darrell is a licensed and ordained Baptist minister and a Board Certified and endorsed chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and Texas Baptists. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, and both a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity from Faith International University.
Outside of training leaders, Darrell loves playing the piano, writing gospel music and biblical curriculum, playing basketball, fishing, and spending time with his wife, three adult children, and two grandchildren. Darrell and his wife Marsha have been married since 1993, and they are members of the Bridge Fellowship Church in Sugarland, Texas.
Director of Social Services (Homes for Children)
Ginger Bailey has served with South Texas Children’s Home Ministries since 1976, and in her current position since 1985. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, and her Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from Worden School of Social Service, Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She is certified as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), with recognition for Independent Non-Clinical Practice, and belongs to the Association of Christian Childcare Administrators.
Ginger completed her field placement in Dallas with the Presbyterian Children’s Home and Service Agency as a foster care/adoption worker. She then worked as a social worker at Big Spring State Hospital, prior to joining the STCH Minsitries staff. She first came to STCH Ministries as a foster care worker/caseworker and in 1980, after obtaining her child care administrator’s license, Ginger served as supervisor of our Marshall Ranch Campus in Goliad. She then returned to Boothe Campus in 1984 as Team Leader for the Family Clarification Program, until accepting her present position as Director of Social Service.
Ginger is married to David Bailey and they live in Pettus, Texas, where they are members of First Baptist Church.
Boothe Campus Administrator (Homes for Children)
Boothe Campus Administrator has been Greg’s position of ministry since 1996. He began his ministry at South Texas Children’s Home Ministries as a caseworker in 1991, and later held the positions of Activities Director and then Marshall Campus Administrator, prior to assuming his current role on Boothe Campus.
Greg earned his doctorate through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and he currently holds a Child Care Administrator license from the State of Texas. He also serves as a board member of both the Association of Christian Childcare Administrators and the Texas Coalition of Homes for Children.
Greg is a trainer for the American Red Cross, Crisis Prevention Intervention, and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Prior to coming to the Children’s Home, he worked in youth ministry and has served as an interim Youth Minister in South Texas. Greg is married to Susan and they have three children, and one granddaughter. Pawnee Baptist Church is the Huskey family’s church and place of ministry.
As Director of Development at STCH Ministries, Jeff Brewer brings to his position over 30 years of Christian ministry experience, as well as extensive experience in ministerial and secular marketing and promotions.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Florida State University and a Master of Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Besides serving on staff at several churches over the years, Jeff was a concert evangelist from 1986-1995 and has five solo albums. He is a published author, and prior to coming to STCH Ministries, Jeff was a marketing and advertising executive with Beeville Publishing Company.
Jeff and his wife, Ruth, have nine children. The Brewer Family is famous for their musical and theatrical giftedness, and they have been longtime supporters and friends of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries. Jeff is currently Pastor of First Baptist Church Pawnee, where he and his family actively serve together.
Jeny Cortez first connected with STCH Ministries through a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, where she fell in love with the Dominican people and the mission of STCH Ministries. Fast forward to 2016 and she became part of our ministry team in Houston.
Having worked previously at non-profit organizations and in commercial real estate, Jeny has experience in marketing, fundraising, and development. Jeny now serves as Director of Development, establishing relationships with clients and donors in the Houston area.
Jeny and her husband, David, have two children: Nicholas and Noah. Their family actively serves at Crosspoint Church in Bellaire, Texas. Spending quality time together is a priority for the Cortezes. They enjoy traveling, going to sporting events, and family nights around the dinner table or with games. Jeny says that mission trips are also important to her; she has been on several trips individually and with her family.
Director of Jobs for Life | Faith & Finances
Santiago “Jimmy” Rodriguez has a strong history of following his passion, by serving with numerous non-profit organizations with an emphasis on helping people in need. Growing up in Mineral, Texas, he lived not far from where South Texas Children’s Home Ministries started. Jimmy has an extensive background in law enforcement and in the security industry, where he has served as a consultant, previously served as Chief Deputy Sheriff with the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department, and as a consultant and strategic planner for the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention.
Jimmy holds a bachelor’s degree from Corpus Christi State University, certified teachers certifications, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Jimmy is the immediate past president of the Corpus Christi Baptist Association and has served on the executive board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Jimmy and his wife, Lydia, choose to live in the heart of the inner city of Corpus Christi. They worship and are leadership team members at CrossBridge Fellowship.
Mark Lozuk became the Director of International Ministry in January 2016. Having served on the International Mission Board for the Southern Baptist Convention for 26 years, he has a great deal of experience in supervising missions in multiple countries. He is also a licensed and ordained minister who has planted new churches and trained new missionaries.
Although Mark was born in Elgin, Texas, just east of Austin, he lived in Venezuela for the first 18 years of his life. He graduated from the University of Texas – Austin with a B.S. in Communications. He is also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating with his Masters in Missiology. He is a member of the International Orality Network, as well as ALTECO (Amazon & Lowland Tribal Empowerment Coalition).
Mark and his wife, Carolyn, have been married 37 years. They have three grown children, and five grandchildren.
Reed Hewitt is a jack-of-all-trades in digital media production. He believes that one of the most important ways to use media is to share testimonies of how God is at work in people’s lives, and STCH Ministries provides countless opportunities to do just that. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television & Film from the University of North Texas.
Reed’s career has included working in two university media departments, a video production company, two broadcast TV stations, and owning a media production company for six years. His relationship with STCH Ministries began in 2010 as an independent contractor, completing a number of graphic design, web development, and video projects for the ministry.
Reed and his wife Liz were high school sweethearts and have been married since 2005. They enjoy traveling and working together in ministry opportunities.
Rev. Tim Williams
Tim Williams grew up in the Victoria area and has been serving in Christian ministry for over 27 years. He currently serves as Director of Church Relations, connecting churches with STCH Ministries and finding ways we can minister to their needs. He is also available for pulpit supply as part of our Pastor Care ministry.
Tim is a graduate of both Texas A&M University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his Masters of Divinity. His past experience makes him uniquely qualified for his position at STCH Ministries, having served previously as a STCH board member and as a senior pastor at First Baptist Church Kenedy where some of our cottage families attend. He also served as senior pastor at Northside Baptist Church in Victoria for 12 years.
Tim and Judith were married in 1984. They have two daughters: Kelley, who is married to a youth pastor named Chris, and Meredith. Both of their daughters have hearts for ministry like their parents. In their free time, Tim and Judith enjoy working in the yard together, spending time on the family’s property in Hope, Texas, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.