Meet the Baptist Children's Home Staff
Bill and Kathy Brittain began their experience at the Baptist Children’s Home as group home houseparents caring for eight children plus two of their own. Over time, Bill became the Director of our Michigan branch and eventually the Vice President.
While serving in that position, the church they had attended in Michigan called Bill to be their pastor. For five and a half years Bill pastored there before he was called to the position of Baptist Children’s Home President.
Bill and Kathy met in Bible College. Kathy is an excellent musician and pianist and travels with Bill as they represent the ministry. They have two grown, married children, Molly and George. Their youngest son Tommy is a college student. Bill and Kathy have a grandson.
Bill has a B.S. in Bible and a M.S. in Youth & Childcare Administration. They love visiting churches and presenting the ministry. Bill preaches and Kathy performs special music.
Please consider having Bill & Kathy, or one of our other great representatives, come to your church to tell about the inspiring ways this ministry is making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.
Chief Operating Officer / Corporate Treasurer
Linda Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Treasurer, Safe Families for Children Director
Linda has been part of the BCH team since 1981. Linda has a B.A. from Calvin College and a M.A. in Human Services from Liberty University. Linda loves her ministry at Baptist Children's Home, focusing her attention on administration, finances, supervision, and as Director of Safe Families. She also enjoys volunteering at her church and as a CASA.
Linda met her husband Dave at Calvin College. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. Dave practices law in Valparaiso, Indiana. In fact, he rents an office space from Baptist Children's Home.
Jeff Oswald, Michigan Director
Jeff and Rayna began their ministry at the Baptist Children’s Home in 1991. They served together as relief house parents and full-time house parents for more than 10 years. Jeff served as an assistant director for several years before becoming the Michigan Director in 2004.
Jeff earned a B.A in Biblical Studies from Cedarville College and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Seminary.
Jeff and Rayna met while on summer staff together at Skyview Ranch in Ohio. They have been blessed with the opportunity to parent many children. Four of those children by birth and many whom God has entrusted to their care later in their lives.
Jonathan Douglass, Houseparent Supervisor
Jonathan and Jessica began ministering at Baptist Children’s Home at 2004 as relief and then as full-time houseparents until 2009. After leaving the Children’s Home in 2009, Jonathan gained experience in management at a children’s center in Upstate NY where he cared for hard to place and developmentally disabled children until 2016. God used experiences during this period of time to prepare him for ministry in his current role as Houseparent Supervisor since 2016.
Jonathan earned an A.A. from Spurgeon Baptist Bible College and a B.S. in Bible from Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit University).
Jonathan met his wife at AWANA Scholarship Camp in Slippery Rock, PA. They have four children and are energized by people’s stories of God’s power. Many of these stories are being written each day at Baptist Children’s Home