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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…

A reminder of your important role from Founder John Smithbaker Fatherlessness is an epidemic in the United States with nearly two out of four children growing up without a dad in the home. The growing trend of abandonment continues to have grave consequences upon the moral, spiritual and social fiber of our culture. Unfortunately, the more…

Fathers in the Field is expanding its ministry in the southeastern United States! Welcome Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope, MS and Columbus, MS-based First Baptist Church, Fairview Baptist Church and Lighthouse Baptist Church. Thanks to Crossgates Baptist Church for re-committing and sponsoring two new Field Buddies! The words of Jesus in Matthew 5 aren’t more…

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