Sammy and Wanda Allen came to the Children’s Home via Aberdeen, SD. They have been working at the home since September 2018. Originally from the Raleigh NC area they have been married for almost 37 years. They met at their home church in Raleigh when they were teenagers. Together they have pastored for over 25 years in NC, ND, SD and TN. Sammy and Wanda have two adult children and one grandson, Despin. Kristina is married to Brian (Aberdeen, SD) and Justin is married to Leann (High Point, NC). Sammy and Wanda love to work with children and pray that somehow they can make a difference in their lives.
Ken and Mary Ferrell met at church in the Parenting by Grace Sunday School class in 1996 and soon after blended their family of 7, over 20 years ago. They have served the Lord in many different capacities, but mainly had a heart for single mothers and their children. Their Singles Again SS class sponsored a Clothes Closet and Car Care ministry where each served for several years after they were married. Mary previously worked for a local Christian maternity home which is how she first became familiar with the Church of God Children's Home. Ken has had many opportunities to help single moms with moving or home and car repairs. 'We feel blessed to be a part of COGCH as well as called to help these young mothers and babies in their personal and spiritual growth'.