The Father's Child Ministry

Our History

The Father’s Child Ministry began in June 2004 in the home of Edward and Barbara Yeates where they began to work with two boys in reaching their potential.

At the start of January 2005, FCM relocated to Armstrong Middle School in Starkville, and now is located at 104 Brickerton in Columbus Mississippi where it is presently helping 55 children and 42 mothers  and over 70 fathers from the Golden Triangle community (West Point, Columbus, Starkville.) Our message to our children is they have a Heavenly Father that loves and has a purpose for their lives. This is the hope that FCM shares.

The Golden Triangle community is embracing FCM and helping to make it a faith-base organization that is supported by the community. The Father’s Child Ministry is a 501c (3) non-profit faith-based organization seeking to engage in the war on fatherlessness by influencing children and families to reach their full potential in Jesus Christ ,by teaching the Gospel and utilizing community resources.

Founder’s Biography

As a native of Starkville, Miss., Edward was on born November 8, 1976.  He attended the Starkville Public Schools.  He was an All-Star high school football player for the Starkville Yellow Jackets where he helped his team capture two Mississippi High School State Championships.  Edward continued his educational and athletic career at Mississippi State University as a student-athlete from 1996-2001.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fitness Management 2001. Edward continued his studies at MSU and graduated with a Master degree in Counseling 2003.  Edward worked for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as an Area Representative from 2001-2004. In 2004, Edward founded The Father’s Child, a ministry that helps children whose fathers are not actively involved in their life receive the love of the Heavenly Father.  Edward is married to Barbara and they are the proud parents of little Charity, Faith Yeates and Christian St. John Yeates.