NMBCH Houseparents

For over a hundred years, New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home has brought hope to thousands of hurting children and families. Houseparents are on the frontlines of this mission field as they minister and care for the children entrusted to them.


NMBCH is currently seeking highly committed married couples to serve in the role of Houseparents for its campus located in Portales, NM and soon to open campus in Estancia, NM. Houseparents must have a strong calling on their lives to work with children who have endured trauma. They must be willing to embrace the challenges and opportunities in ministering to children from hard places. They should enjoy an active and energetic lifestyle.


Potential candidates must be committed Christians and are expected to be actively involved in a Southern Baptist Church. Houseparents may have up to 2 dependent children over the age of ten and 1 well behaved pet. Houseparents live in a large home provided on the NMBCH campus and parent up to 9 resident children. Houseparents work an appealing 16 days on and 8 days off schedule.

In addition to a great team and salary, NMBCH is proud to offer some of the best benefits in the country which include the following:

  • Salary $65,000/couple
  • Housing and utilities including internet.
  • 100% paid health insurance premium for employee and dependents
  • 100% paid dental insurance premium for employee and dependents
  • 100% paid long-term disability insurance premium.
  • 100% paid life insurance premium.
  • Employer contributions to 403b retirement plan with additional matching option.
  • Scholarship opportunities for dependent children.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Food and meals during 16 days on.
  • Appealing schedule which allows over 15 weeks off each year.

Portales, NM boasts 17,000 residents and is home to Eastern New Mexico University. Cannon Air Force Base is nearby. Located on the eastern plains of New Mexico, Portales is a welcoming town with a rich archaeological history.


Estancia, which means 'resting place', is a beautiful rural community with ample mountains and outdoor space nearby to explore. It is located within an hour of Albuquerque, NM.

Click here to apply or for more information email Serenity Richard at careers@nmbch.com