Prior to coming to STCHM, Luke was serving as administrator over the Florida Baptist Children’s Home (FBCH) Panhandle area. For the past four years he has been responsible for all programs, services and supervision at the Pensacola and Tallahassee campuses.
Luke has a BA in church music from The Baptist College of Florida and a master’s degree in public administration from Florida State University, specializing in non-profit management. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, he worked briefly in the music department at The Baptist College of Florida before moving to a position in their development office. He was then promoted to director of admissions and a year later was promoted to director of development, where he served for five more years. Luke then moved to Tallahassee to become the North Florida director of development for FBCH, where he served two years before becoming administrator of their Panhandle area.
“I am excited about the addition of Kyle Luke to the STCHM staff family,” STCHM President and CEO Eron Green said. “I look forward to seeing how he will use his God-given talents to further the kingdom through South Texas Children’s Home Ministries. We are blessed to have Kyle, Cara and the boys with us.”
Luke believes his work in development allows him to fulfill his full-time ministry call to serve children and families and to make a difference in the culture in which he lives.
“Cultivating relationships is vital in the life of an organization, and I am excited about this opportunity to begin new relationships and continue established relationships with those sacrificing to help children and families in Texas and across the world. I also look forward to working with those passionate in serving the ‘least of these,’” Luke shared, referring to Jesus’ comment in Matthew 25:40. “I believe that Eron Green will take STCHM to its highest level, and I look forward to being on his team.”
Luke also has served bi-vocationally as a minister of music in several churches for 16 years and enjoys being an active choir member. His wife, Cara, earned her BA in church music as well and has directed children’s choir for many years. Since moving to the Beeville area, Cara will serve as the new music teacher for Beeville’s First Baptist Church School when the new year begins.
The Lukes are currently living on the STCHM Boothe Campus along with their three sons: Garet, 10, Grayson, 6, and Gabe, 3.
“Our three boys have always enjoyed the outdoors,” Luke said. “When we told them we were moving to Texas, they were very excited about wearing cowboy boots, riding horses and wearing a cowboy hat. Of course, there is much more than cowboys associated with Texas, but they have loved every minute since we moved here. They love the big campus and the excitement of being somewhere different.”