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In John 13:34-35, Jesus sets love as the benchmark. “Love for one another” is how people know you are His disciples. It’s the defining characteristic of the spiritual family, the Church, and when lived out loud, transforms and redeems lives. Love finds the lost sheep and brings them home. This love is on full display more…

“Take a boy with you.” This simple and life changing invitation engages men to focus on the broken and hurting hearts of abandoned boys and take action. It disarms excuses of not having enough time and being ill-equipped. And it’s the rallying cry of Mike McNeill as he canvases the Rocky Mountain Region (Montana, Wyoming, more…

Before the Robertson family made ducks their dynasty, the executive producer and host of the Pursuit Channel’s Final Descent Outdoors, 31-year-old Brad Clay, wore camouflage and donned a beard on TV. His target: to deliver the message of the cross to men that have an innate passion for God’s great outdoors, but have yet to more…

An epiphany often happens with a simple, commonplace occurrence like picking up a magazine and seeing the cover of a horse nudging up to a young boy. This small act leads the reader to experience deep insight and meaning. For Katie Maddox, her “magazine moment” provided newfound clarity on how the body of Christ is more…

Jerry and Shirley Heckart understand giving is the currency of compassion and kindness. The hallmark of the couple’s 55-year marriage is their generosity of time and resources in caring for the disadvantaged. Of all the ministries that Jerry and Shirley have supported over the years, the one that has captured their hearts the most is more…

Below is a letter sent to Fathers in the Field from a single mom in Mississippi. Her son, Evan, is the Field Buddy of Kevin Drewry, Southeastern Missionary, Fathers in the Field. His presence in Evan’s life compelled his mom to share her joy that she doesn’t have to go it alone. Fathers in the more…

On a hot summer evening in August, the West-Berry farm in Columbus, MS became holy ground. The commercial catfish farm co-owned by ministry supporter Ronnie West and his brother Steve, was the outdoor playground for Fathers in the Field Mentor Fathers and Field Buddies to fish, fellowship and feast. For 12-year-old Derriquon, the event was more…

John Smithbaker featured on national radio show On June 13, 2013, Fathers in the Field’s founder John Smithbaker was interviewed by Tim Clinton, Ed.D. of Life Love & Family on the fatherlessness epidemic. Please share this link with your spheres of influence to help us communicate the importance of this ministry in our nation. About more…

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