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.

Our mission
Buckner International transforms the lives of vulnerable children, enriches the lives of senior adults and builds strong families through Christ-centered values.

Our vision
Buckner International will set the standard of excellence in ministry among vulnerable children, seniors and families.

Our values
Organizational values are critical because they define Buckner’s personality and provide our employees clarity about how we engage others. Buckner is:
  • Christ-like
  • Servant spirit
  • Passion-driven
Buckner is an international ministry that transforms the lives of vulnerable children, enriches the lives of senior adults, and builds strong families through Christ-centered values. For Buckner, “Christ-centered values” means that our organization is Christ-like; has a Servant spirit and is Passion-driven. Our values are reflected in our Statement of Faith.

Buckner does not unlawfully discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or genetic information when making employment decisions or when providing services to its clients.

Buckner housing programs for vulnerable children, families, campers and seniors comply with all applicable state and federal Fair Housing laws including the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the applicable implementing regulations.

Our legacy
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.

Leadership
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.

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