Mike and Annette Childress


To all the faithful followers of Christ who supported Mike & Annette Childress in the founding and furthering the ministry of Reaching Kids 4 Christ


We sadly announce the Homegoing of Annette Childress on May 4, 2022.  If you knew Annette, you know she was eager to see Jesus and eventually, welcome to Heaven all the many children who were impacted by the RK4C ministry. 

As Annette’s earthly time grew short, she spent her energy on ensuring that RK4C would continue to thrive.  She entrusted the ministry to long-time Board member, Mrs. Joy Gillen, who is now the Executive Director of RK4C.

Our address remains the same and if you would like to make a gift in celebration of Mike and Annette’s lives, checks may be made to:

Reaching Kids 4 Christ
1204 Daffodil Lane
Longview, TX  75604

With the passing of Annette this year and of Mike in 2018, the RK4C Board members discussed ways we could honor their commitment for children to hear the Gospel of Christ. There was nothing more important to them. 

As a result, and in celebration of Mike and Annette’s faithful service, the RK4C board has announced that beginning on January 1, 2023, through May 31, 2023, all coloring books in any language that are currently available will be given free of charge to organized ministries, such as churches and mission organizations. The RK4C Board asks that we be given the nature of the materials’ use and if possible, photographs of the actual distribution for use on our website and social media.  This tribute will be limited in scope to the materials currently available and continued funding.

You can reach Mrs. Joy Gillen, Executive Director of Reaching Kids for Christ at 903.918.4145 if you have any questions.


Reaching Kids 4 Christ is a 501(c)3 ministry and all gifts are tax-deductible.