About Reed Hewitt

Reed Hewitt serves as our Director of Communications and 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.

There and Back Again

On a blazing hot afternoon in early June, four adults and six young people gathered in front of the chapel on Boothe Campus for a word of prayer, and then piled into a passenger van to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. It was not a vacation nor a senior trip that lit up their eyes with excitement. In fact, they had a great deal of work ahead of them in weather even hotter than the Texas sun. Instead, their enthusiasm came from their purpose: this group was on a mission to share the love of Christ with [...]

By |2018-10-23T12:20:11+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

Staying Connected

The neglect and abandonment of children is a nationwide problem.STCH Ministries is part of a nationwide solution.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly half a million children are in foster care and children’s homes throughout the nation, and more are added every day. The sheer magnitude of the need is beyond the capacity of any single institution or agency. At STCH Ministries we believe that collaboration with other like-minded, Christian organizations is essential if we want to address the big-picture issues of family brokenness in our world. In the last issue of the Messenger, we highlighted [...]

By |2018-10-23T11:55:49+00:00October 23rd, 2018|

When Golf is More Than a Game

Golf can be many things: relaxing, challenging, thrilling, or infuriating. It is a pastime for some, a way of life for others. But at the STCH Ministries Golf Classic, golf takes on a new dimension. No longer is it just a game; it is a “game-changer” for the lives of children and families in need. Every year, dozens of teams gather for some friendly competition on the golf course while at the same time raising funds to support the work of STCH Ministries. All of the children in care benefit from this event, but the ones most impacted are the [...]

By |2018-08-16T11:26:39+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Together Again

The story of a family, like that of an individual, can take many twists and turns along the road of life, and few know this better than the Parker siblings. Over the past fifteen years, seven Parker children have called Boothe Campus home; the oldest five are now grown, and thirteen-year-old Laura, the youngest, is still a resident at Love Cottage. Eighteen-year-old Josh, a brand new high school graduate, stands in the middle with one foot across the line of adulthood while he savors his last summer before starting college. To look at them now, one can see great [...]

By |2018-10-23T12:11:32+00:00June 28th, 2018|

Do Child Sponsorship Programs Really Work?

Do Child Sponsorship Programs Really Work? After ten years in the Dominican Republic, STCH Ministries can attest to the results. By Reed Hewitt and Andrea Edwards Food. Water. Shelter. All things that most of us would agree are at the most basic level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Yet many people spend their lives without the assurance of these necessities. It is no secret that multitudes around the world are living below the poverty level—about 700 million, according to the World Bank. For them, it is a struggle to get adequate food and clothing, let alone medical care and an education. [...]

By |2018-05-20T13:37:25+00:00May 19th, 2018|

Celebrating Our 66th Anniversary

On May 1, 1952, J.M. Lunsford, founder of the South Texas Children's Home, resigned as pastor of FBC Beeville in order to go into full-time ministry at the children's home. We count today as the official birthday of our ministry! Learn more about our history at www.STCHM.org/History. With today being the 66th anniversary of the founding of STCH Ministries, we want to say thank you to all of our faithful supporters and volunteers who help us serve children and families in Texas and beyond. We also want to take a moment and recognize our staff who are celebrating milestone anniversaries this [...]

By |2018-05-01T06:26:53+00:00May 1st, 2018|

Strengthening Families Through Faith & Finances

Pastor Raul Elizondo has seen firsthand the impact that financial struggles have on a family. “A big percentage of my church grew up in poverty—welfare, food stamps,” says Elizondo. The statistics show they are not alone: one in five American households receives government assistance. “But those programs are to help temporarily,” continues Elizondo, “not to be a way of life.” The Federal Reserve has also reported that the average household debt in America is more than double the median household income. Putting the debt problem in a spiritual perspective, Pastor Elizondo says, “We have people that have been freed from [...]

By |2018-05-01T06:32:17+00:00February 28th, 2018|

STCH Ministries Appoints Darin Griffiths as Vice President of Family Counseling

STCH Ministries appointed Darin Griffiths as Vice President of Family Counseling. The organization provides counseling services in Corpus Christi, Victoria, San Antonio, Houston, and neighboring communities. (Click for larger photo.) CORPUS CHRISTI – STCH Ministries is proud to announce the appointment of Darin Griffiths as our Vice President of Family Counseling. Griffiths is already a proven member of the STCH Ministries team, having joined the organization in 2005 and becoming the administrative director of several counseling offices in 2014. Griffiths is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and holds three Master of Arts [...]

By |2018-02-28T11:57:27+00:00August 16th, 2017|
Healing Hearts and Sharing Hope