Buckner International is a ministry dedicated to the transformation and
restoration of the lives we serve. We are a Christ-centered organization that
delivers redemptive ministry to the most vulnerable from the beginning to the
ending of life.
Buckner International transforms the lives of vulnerable children, enriches the
lives of senior adults and builds strong families through Christ-centered values.
Buckner International will set the standard of excellence in ministry among vulnerable children, seniors and families.
Organizational values are critical because they define Buckner’s personality
and provide our employees clarity about how we engage others. Buckner is:
- Servant spirit
Dr. Robert Cooke “Father” Buckner founded Buckner Orphans Home in Dallas after
seeing the needs of hurting and orphaned children in post-Civil War Texas. In
the first years, Buckner Orphans Home was filled with children left parentless
due to disease and hardship.
It was Father Buckner’s deep compassion for the hopeless and helpless that
served as the driving force behind his ministry. He constantly looked for
innovative ways to deliver social ministries, including those to elders,
combining his theological beliefs with a progressive social conscience.
Dr. Albert L. Reyes is the sixth president to lead Buckner International since
our founding in 1879. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Joint
Council for International Children's Services, the National Hispanic Christian
Leadership Conference and the T.B. Mason Institute.
Follow Albert on his blog
and on Twitter @AlbertLReyes