Harvest Child Care Ministries is a non-profit organization as defined under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. We provide residential services to children and are governed by a Board of Directors made up of 13-21 members. Harvest is affiliated with the Free Will Baptist churches of Virginia. Each Free Will Baptist quarterly conference physically located in Virginia is entitled to elect a representative to serve on our Board. Also the state associations of WV, KY, NC, OK, and AK may elect a Board Member. Other members who have expertise in the fields of Social Services, Business, Finance, Health Care, and Law are appointed by the elected Board to provide guidance and leadership. Harvest is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and is a member of the Virginia Association of Children's Homes.
Mr. Dotson is a native of Bristol , VA and co-founder of Harvest Child Care Ministries. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from King College in Bristol, TN and his Masters Degree in Counseling from Liberty University . He has previously served as Director of Youth Ministries in two Free Will Baptist Churches and worked in another denominational children's home.
Mr. Dotson currently resides in Kingsport, TN.
Teresa Tilson, BSW, Director of Childrens Services
Ms. Tilson is a native of Greeneville , TN and a co-founder of Harvest Child Care Ministries. She received her Bachelor of Social Welfare from East Tennessee State University . Ms. Tilson previously worked for the Tennessee Department of Human Services and another denominational children's home. Currently, Teresa oversees our long-term residential group homes. She serves as case manager to the children in this program. Previously, she was active in the Free Will Baptist Ladies' Auxiliary on the local and district level.
Mrs. Stone joined Harvest Child Care Ministries in 1994. She received her Bachelor of General Studies from East Tennessee State University and her Masters Degree in Counseling from Liberty University. She has previously served the Youth Departments of two Free Will Baptist Churches and has been active in the Free Will Baptist Ladies' Auxiliary on the local and district level. Currently, Martha oversees our advancement staff and coordinates our fund-raising programs.
Mrs. Stone is the former president of the Virginia Association of Children's Homes.
Martha is the mother of two and grandmother of six. She and her husband, Rick, reside in Kingsport, TN.
Robin Neal, MA, BSW, Director of Specialized Services
Mrs. Neal joined Harvest Child Care Ministries in 1996. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from East Tennessee State University and her Master's Degree in Counseling from Liberty University. She has previously served the youth departments of two Free Will Baptist Churches. She has served as Residential Counselor and Case Manager at our Stickleyville Girl's Cottage. Currently Robin directs our Specialized Services Programs. She supervises our Child Care staff there and coordinates the children's Assessment Profiles. She has one daughter, Alexis. Robin and her husband, Josh, currently reside in Kingsport,TN.
Joshua Neal serves the ministry in capacity of support services. He is a certified computer technician. Josh keeps our computer systems operational as well as supervising our maintenance team. Josh and Robin Neal live in Kingsport , TN with their daughter, Alexis.
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