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Serving Orphans Worldwide
340 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Bristol, TN 37620

Toll Free: 866 580 5700
T. 1 423 989 7249
F. 1 423 989 7246

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About Us

At the heart of Serving Orphans Worldwide is the belief that every child has the right to define their own possibilities.

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Our Story

The Church has always been involved in orphan care. Many organizations focused on building orphanages during the past thirty years. However, with the economic downturn of 2009, many homes struggled to survive as ongoing support declined rapidly.

That’s the crisis that sparked the beginning of Serving Orphans Worldwide in 2010. We realized that while we may not be able to bring every orphan into our homes, we can work diligently to better the homes where so many orphaned children are found today.

"Fifteen years ago, it was a very terrible point. We had a completely destroyed building without windows or doors. I had debt and very often no food. It was finished..."
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"Fifteen years ago, it was a very terrible point. We had a completely destroyed building without windows or doors. I had debt and very often no food. It was finished..."
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Our Global Footprint

43 orphanages. 25 countries. 5 continents. 1 goal.

Although they're part of diverse cultures and different contexts, all of our homes have one thing in common. They each strive to transform the lives of children with the love of Christ. Our aim is that the children of our homes will become committed Christians who take responsibility for their lives, their communities, and their world.

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Our Mission

Although family is the ideal solution to the orphan crisis, we understand that it's not an immediate option for most children globally. That's why we believe our place in the ever-evolving landscape of orphan care is to support orphanages and children's homes. We do whatever it takes to rescue struggling homes from failure or destitution, because we know failure isn't an option when the lives of children rest in your hands. We come alongside partner homes with training opportunities to raise their standards of care, because we believe every child has a right to a safe and nurturing childhood. And we provide the means for our orphanages to pursue self-sustainability, because we want more for them than mere survival.

"The power of possibility in the hands of every orphaned child...it is our mantra, our vision, our only goal."

"The power of possibility in the hands of every orphaned child...it is our mantra, our vision, our only goal."

A 100% Approach

Every penny you give goes directly toward orphan care all over the world.

We stand by what we call a 100% Approach. The money you donate will never be spent on SOW’s administrative costs. Through the generous support of our Board, everything from paper clips to staff salaries is totally covered. We even pay the credit card fees when you donate online.

Dr. John Gregory

Founder & President

Richard Baker, Sr.

Chief Operations Officer

Jenny Wallace

Assistant to COO & Office Manager

Mia Baker

Media Coordinator

Emily Glover

Communications Coordinator

Brooklynn Owens

Bookkeeper & Assistant to the Office Manager

Pramod Bahadur

Field Photographer of India