Soccer Balls, Sanctimony and A Billion Dollar Group Called “Baptist Child and Family Services”…

A few days ago we posted some details, and a large dose of opinion, about the latest misguided efforts of Glenn Beck’s “Bold and Sanctimonious Tour” – and a strange thing happened…. few, if any, thought our critical outline was controversial.

It would appear the Patriotic U.S. Sleeping Giant is awake, at least on this issue:

Is it really “charity” when the federal government is using the IRS to collect the “offering”?

What follows below is a little more depth on the issue of “Faith Based” organizations and those receiving federal grants to facilitate illegal immigration.

We have received numerous requests to turn the eye of research into exactly what these organizations are.   Specifically, one group that is continually in the media stories when they describe “faith-based” organizations and subsequent assistance to illegal aliens, or unaccompanied alien children, Baptist Child and Family Services or BCFS.

Faith Based Organizations“.  Has a nice charitable ring to it, no?  At least on the surface it’s a great sounding catch phrase.   Such descriptivism gives the reader or listener the impression of “charity” in some form.    At the very least, as Mr. Teddy Bears and Soccer Balls -Glenn Beck- has recently been espousing, they would seem quite, well, “charitable“.

Alas, not so fast.

kevin dinninAllow us to introduce to you Mr. Kevin Dinnin.

He’s the paid President and CEO of Baptist Child and Family Services Emergency Management Division (BCFS-EMD).  We found him by backtracking the name of the principal officer posted on their 2012 tax filings.

Paid at an annual salary of $477,799+ I might add.

Not a bad gig for himself and rest of the BCFS-EMD leadership and staff who pulled in, and paid  $33,000,000 in wages for 2012.

Yes, that is THIRTY THREE MILLION.   In payroll.

You see, BCFS is two entities.  You have BCFS and BCFS-EMD.

BCFS Health and Human Services’ Emergency Management Division (BCFS EMD) is a non-profit partner of federal, state and local government and private industry. Our organization specializes in emergency management, incident management, disaster response, public health and medical emergency response, mass care, medical sheltering and planning for vulnerable populations.  (link)

Call me crazy but I thought that’s what FEMA was for….. oh well, I digress.

Now, at this point I’d usually link to a bunch of internal publicly available information about BCFS-EMD so you could cruise around and dig in for your own analytical curiosity.   However, a strange thing happened while assembling this research; the site closed down many of the page functions during my assembly….. presto:  “ACCESS DENIED” !

BCFS 2014 access denied

I’ll have to leave it up to you why they did this.   But I can assure you the change in sunlight protocol occurred between the hours of noon on Wednesday 7/16/14 and 11:30pm that same day.   How do I know?  Because for the past two days I’ve been mining data on this organization – and the “Access Denied” only occurred after I had already been assembling the cast of characters and tracking down their tax filings.

For some reason over the past 48 hours “sunlight” has become antithetical to BCFS-EMD, or at least their “Leadership“.  [maybe, just maybe, they’re updating?  /sarc ] I digress, again…..

Baptist Child and Family Services, along with Baptist Child and Family Services-Emergency Management Division, are the recipients of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), grant money.

How much money you might ask?

Well, lets just say a single grant this month was for $190,707,505.00  

THAT’s a single grant.

One grant for:

One Hundred Ninety Million, Seven Hundred Seven Thousand, Five Hundred Five Dollars.   $190,707,505.00

And there’s more than a few MORE:

BCFS 2014

And yes as you scroll to the bottom you’ll note that we are only half-way through the year and this entity has received over a QUARTER BILLION dollars.  OK, now you’re beginning to get the picture.

Taxpayer dollars.

I’m thinking BCFS can afford a few soccer balls, no?

So what in the world can a “faith based charity group” be spending all of that taxpayer money on ?…. and how big is this “charity” if the federal government portion therein is funding it to the tune of THAT MUCH money ?

Well, apparently, other than “Federal Grant Work”, not much.

In 2012 they pulled in $67,325,953.00 and $63,321,669 of taxpayer funds through DHS and HHS grants/contracts.  That’s around 94% of their entire operational “charity revenue” from taxpayers.

“Baptist Child and Family Services” eh?

“Faith Based”? Um, where’s the church ?

Now that CEO Mr. Kevin Dinnin has tripled his “charities” business with the federal government I’m pretty sure he’s making more than the $477,799.00 he was making in 2012.

Consider this Press Release:

BCFS, a global health and human services organization headquartered in Texas, today announced the expansion of its International Children’s Services program to serve unaccompanied foreign youth throughout the country. The new offices, located in New York, NY; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Sacramento-area, CA; and Los Angeles-area, CA, will serve as regional hubs for BCFS’ new family support and evaluation programs.

BCFS will lead these programs as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) strategic plan to provide safe and stable homes for international youth who are granted permission to stay with family or sponsors already living in the country.

“We are excited to expand our successful International Children’s Services program nationwide. Under the care and leadership of our new national and regional directors, countless children and families will receive the support they need to start their new lives off right,” said Asennet Segura, BCFS Executive Director – Residential Services Division. “As BCFS works toward meeting this mission, we look forward to forging new friendships and partnerships throughout these new regions.”

With this expansion, BCFS has named four new directors: (continue reading)

The Press Release goes on to note the hiring of: ♦ Celeste Garcia, National Program Director (based in San Antonio), ♦ Alexandra Peralta, Regional Director – Eastern U.S. (based in Miami), ♦ Kelsey Lebrun Keswani, Regional Director – Western U.S. (based in Los Angeles-area), and♦  Michelle Fuentes, Regional Director – Central U.S. (based in Houston-area), along with a brief summary of their skill set.

Those rail cars might as well be loaded with gold.

border fence 7 UAC

Final thoughts:   It is important to remember this information is only for one of the “faith-based organizations” you have heard about recently.   There are many others who are in the same operational business model as Baptist Child and Family Services.  For the sake of this outline we stopped with what appears to be the newest and the one everyone was inquiring about.

However, given the scope of the expenditures, you might be interested to know that, again according to tax filing records,  the United States Catholic Bishops also received $69.5 million in HHS grants for 2012 (LINK).    Yes, that’s $69,500,000+ in grants.  And yes, that’s about 98% of the total charity revenue for the organization.   And yes, that’s for the exact same type of activity.

Federal Charity courtesy of the U.S. Taxpayer.  Is it really “charity” when the federal government is using the IRS to collect the “offering” ?

Hey Glenn, about those soccer balls…..

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191 Responses to Soccer Balls, Sanctimony and A Billion Dollar Group Called “Baptist Child and Family Services”…

  1. woohoowee says:

    “Thursday, July 10, 2014 Social Issues

    Baptists represented in presidential meeting on child immigrant crisis

    By Ken Camp”

    “Texas Baptists joined other religious leaders and state and local officials at a meeting July 9 with President Barack Obama to discuss the humanitarian crisis caused by a surge of unaccompanied minor immigrants from Central America.

    Obama held the meeting in Dallas one day after he asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending for the crisis along the Texas/Mexico border.”

    -snip- (emphasis added)

    “Chris Liebrum, who leads the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ disaster recovery program,…”

    -snip- (BGCT = Baptist General Convention Texas and emphasis added)

    “Also attending the meeting was Kevin Dinnin, president of Baptist Child & Family Services, a BGCT-related agency providing care for children housed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.”


    • woohoowee says:

      “Dear Texas Baptist Church,

      Thank you for considering the Baptist General Convention of Texas your missions partner in reaching Texas and the world for Christ. It is my hope that we will soon meet and as a convention of 5,300 churches begin to work through existing and new ways to partner in ministry.

      So, welcome to the BGCT – or as we say – Texas Baptists. I am truly grateful for your commitment to missions, ministry, evangelism and caring for others and please see your convention as a means to foster and encourage these efforts for your church and an opportunity for your church to do the same for the entire convention.”


  2. woohoowee says:

    Dear Admin Moderator,

    Will you please be so kind as to fish me out of spam? TIA and sorry to be a bother.

    You aren’t there now – but maybe someone already fished you out! Sharon


  3. ed357 says:

    I’m betting that this is a liberal democRAT organization/ploy…..

    to keep the money flowing (with kickbacks) to their buddies…..

    and who would think to look at a “conservative Christian charity” doing God’s work…..

    as a conduit of corruption…..

    and why would 0B0Z0’s administration funnel money to a religious organization.


  4. woohoowee says:

    “Jeff Johnson: Let’s ‘pray our way in’ to serving immigrant children

    July 14, 2014 By Jeff Johnson / BGCT President ‘


    “As president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, I challenge all Texas Baptists and Texas Baptist churches “pray our way in” and rally behind our BGCT staff leading our efforts (Gus Reyes, Chris Liebrum), Texas Baptist Men (Terry Henderson) and our child-care ministry leaders and their teams who are on the ministry frontline: Baptist Child and Family Services—Kevin Dinnin, president; Buckner International—Albert Reyes, president; Children at Heart Ministries—Todd Roberson, president; and South Texas Children’s Home Ministries—Eron Green, president.”


    • woohoowee says:

      Darn. Intended to emphasize the whole paragraph.


    • Sharon says:

      Any pastors who get in just become part of the enabling infrastructure for the long haul.


    • jetstream says:

      Such good research you’ve been doing woohoowee. Research commentary like this and sundance’s excellent follow-up posts are exposing the coordinated perversion of 501(c) status to fund the Left’s attack on our sovereignty and Constitution – to achieve its One World (Communist) Government goals.


  5. stella says:

    Somebody (earlybird) posted this to


  6. xschild says:

    Where is the church? Baptist? BGFG? Govt grants? This is like Rev Al and Jess Jackazz church incognito for money, tax payer funded houses of religion. Conservative compassionate peeps we are. Watch as you and yours do without and watch AA and AA scream about splitting entitlements. They are just now getting the message. All this began a long time ago when no one was watching. Can you say Biil and Hill? And the very aged Congresscritters and Senate running the country. GO VOTE IN NOV 2014!! The stench of all of it should makes American Patriots
    ill. Sorry fellow posters the news cycles of the daily trends make me get the vapors (this is what
    Southern women call upset. If they get moist and damp and possibly turn red is called a fit of rage).
    Another apology to SD and posters just went through the Senate race for 2014 in Mississippi. Still
    have the vapors and am very moist and wringing wet from the past 6 years! Venting.


  7. Bill says:

    Stealing in the name of the Lord.

    As always, follow the $$$ to get to the truth.


  8. jetstream says:

    sundance and Treepers have done a very fine job at asking the right questions and further investigating the BCFS connection to the orchestrated Obama Open Border Invasion.

    lepanto asked above:
    It started out as one little “home for children with nowhere else to go”. But, as far as I can see, the current BCFS website contains not a single trace of any formal connection to the Southern Baptist Convention, or to any specific congregation. Are there any Baptists from Texas who are familiar with this organization or its history?

    The cover-up of the connection between BCFS and the Texas Baptists is one of the points that has not gotten much attention yet. If you look at the BCFS website, you won’t find a link back to Baptist General Convention of Texas (Texas Baptists). But if you look at the Texas Baptist website, you will see that BCFS is one of their Child/Family Care Institutions.

    See excerpt below and review the links in the first Treehouse post on the BCFS:

    Baptist Children’s Financial Services (BCFS) is a functionary of Texas Baptists and touts “Rooted in Texas. Branches worldwide.” Although you won’t see the Texas Baptist association referred to from the BCFS website.

    Instead (See the Texas Baptists website [ ] which links directly to [ ] BCFS is an organization that is extensively connected with the federal government: [ ]


    • stella says:

      I noticed it listed on several individual Baptist church websites.


      • jetstream says:

        You’ve got it stella. The Baptist church wants people to know they have this helpful organization called Baptist Child & Family Services (BCFS) and links to the BCFS website. But BCFS does not want people to know that they are a functionary of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (Texas Baptists). “Baptist Child & Family Services” also seems to be used interchangeably with “Baptist Children’s Financial Services”. Both have the same initials and use the acronym BCFS. Their website does not identify what the acronym BCFS stands for. It seems a way to hide their affiliation. No where will you find that “BCFS” is connected to Texas Baptists. And their logo only says “BCFS Health & Human Services – Est. 1944.” No mention of Baptists anywhere.

        It appears that Leftist curiosity of hiding and obfuscating by changing the meaning of words is at work here. They use acronyms a lot. Perhaps this is their attempt to confuse the public when a scandal erupts about a particular organization. For example they might claim, “That report on BCFS wasn’t our group, it was referring to another group with the same initials.

        And there are other groups such as “Baptist Family and Children’s Services of Maryland, Inc,”who have no connection to BCFS, as rashoman indicated above. Coincidentally, Texas Baptists Child/Family Care Institutions also includes another group (besides Baptist Child & Family Services) that has the same initials, Buckner Children & Family Services. Curiouser and curiouser


        • woohoowee says:

          “Coincidentally, Texas Baptists Child/Family Care Institutions also includes another group (besides Baptist Child & Family Services) that has the same initials, Buckner Children & Family Services. Curiouser and curiouser” (Jetstream)

          Please see:


          “Our Mission and Vision

          Buckner International transforms the lives of vulnerable children, enriches the lives of senior adults, and builds strong families through Christ-centered values.

          Buckner Children and Family Services transforms the lives of vulnerable children and builds strong families through Christ-centered values.

          Buckner Retirement Services enriches the lives of senior adults and their families through Christ-centered values.

          Vision Statement: Buckner International will become a global ministry, maximizing resources and leadership to serve vulnerable children, senior adults, and families.”


    • woohoowee says:

      Connections are everywhere. (Emphasis added)

      “TBM [Texas Baptist Men] Overview

      Mission & Statement of Purpose

      The mission of Texas Baptist Men is to assist Texas Baptist Churches as they lead men into a “Love” relationship with Jesus Christ that will thrust them and their families into a lifestyle of missions and ministry that fulfills the Great Commission. Texas Baptist Men operates in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention: Baptist General Convention of Texas and associations; Southern Baptists of Texas and associations; and with other Great Commission Christians. Texas Baptist Men is a 501-C3 non-profit organization. The wagon wheel best describes how our various ministries work together. ”


  9. crossthread42 says:

    NOW you NEED8 to find out *IF BCFS, (or any of it’s Staff members), What, if any contrubtions, opps Kickback(s) to the Democratic Party, or Certain Congress Critters, State Reps, etc,etc.. I’m betting tomorrows Coffee that you maybe surprsed..


  10. Citygal88 says:

    Our tax money has paid Baptist Child & Family Services $456,578,133 mostly for unaccompanied child immigrant programs.
    Check this qovt. grant website:
    Good reporting-


  11. suz925 says:

    It saddens me to see the Baptist Convention of Texas so uneducated on this issue of illegals. Of course our hearts hurt for those who are innocent, who were told the lie of a “free pass” to America. All of these people need to be sent home as quickly as possible. Federal money promoting any kind of amnesty is shameful.


  12. texan59 says:

    We have a local sprout from this kudzu vine.

    From the site – “Youth receiving services at the Kerrville Transition Center are between the ages of 14 and 26.” 26? Really? According to my pops, at 26, you better be payin’ your own way. I sent this link to our local fishwrapper today to see if I get any response since they did find out we housed some of those illegal youths before they got sent to Lackland AFB. I’ll keep y’all posted.


  13. czarowniczy says:

    Last week in a New Orleans bedroom community a ‘Latino’ woman was beaten to death and her child is missing. A few days after the incident the police said they were looking fro the woman’s husband as una persona de interés. That changed to suspected of having killed her. One station reported that he was a ‘recent border crosser’, apparently bowing to PC and not saying he was an ‘illegal’ or even ‘undocumented’. Station very quickly pulled the story from its site though the link is still visible on the internet. Seems to be no end to the apologism..


    • P.Spinach says:

      Worrisome that gang members and unwanted young males with double Y genes probably and overloaded with hormones will be roaming America multiplied due to 14-26 male illegals with programmed lack of values already having grown in their impressionable years in poor value countries. There will be significantly fewer females in America, many of them Americans, being targets and victims of these males. It’s a terrible thing for young women here. The Democrat’s War on Women is a travesty. Of course it is, led by the likes of rapist attorney, Hildebeast, candidate 2016.


  14. i8bugs says:

    Sundance- for what it’s worth, I have brought this to the attention of Congresswoman Roby. Good work on tracking down those tax filings.


  15. Betty says:

    I copied some of your text and posted a link to your article. I focused on Mr. Kevin Dinnin. Here is hoping he didn’t get his head down fast enough and all the world will see him for the cheap trick he is.


  16. mtnwolf63 says:

    Reblogged this on mtnwolf63 and commented:
    Churches PROFITING immensely from illegal immigrant invasion!!! If YOU won’t put money in their plate for their hungry god, then they find someone else who will… Uncle Sam!!! Now your Income Taxes will support “Faith Based” services for the new arrivals!!!


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