Who We Are
October 1, 1996: All God’s Children was incorporated in the state of Kentucky. Preliminary efforts began on opening a residential mother and baby home. No less than four years of hard work would go into the finished product.
March 13, 1997: Received tax exempt status from Internal Revenue Service.
October 1998: A women’s Bible study group in Lexington began to formulate a plan that would provide for all the furnishings (new and used) of the soon-to-be mother & baby home in Nicholasville.
November 19, 1998: The Jessamine County-City of Wilmore Joint Board of Adjustments unanimously approved AGC’s request for a conditional use permit to operate a mother & baby home on the Danville Road property.
March 1, 1999: All God’s Children took possession of the building and land (leased) at 2575 Old Danville Pike in Nicholasville. This historic pre-civil war home located just south of the Nicholasville city limits off US Highway 27 was added in 1984 to the National Register of Historic Places.
March 1 thru 13, 1999: More than 65 volunteers converged on the mother & baby house-to-be within this two week period to caulk, paint, clean, repair and ready every room for occupancy. Work crews started at 8 am and worked as late as 11 pm most nights.
March 14, 1999: An open house, dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at AGC. The entire 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, den, living and dining rooms were completely furnished in time for the ceremony.
April 5, 1999: Our first residents were admitted to AGC. Edna & Olivia had been living with the Smith’s for several months before AGC opened. Four other residents were admitted in April giving us six residents at the end of the first month of operation.
July & August 1999: Volunteers from Daybreak Community Church and Calvary Baptist Church of Lexington renovated our dilapidated 3-car garage into AGC’s first office space complete with three offices and a reception area.
October 27, 1999: We were able to secure grants, donations, below-market low-interest loans and local bank loans to close on the property and house we had been leasing since March of 1999.
March 2000: Entire roof of the old home was replaced. A grant from Kentucky Housing Corporation covered this cost.
April 2000: We purchased a 1995 Ford F-150 bus from Centenary United Methodist Church. The bus could hold up to 16 passengers, including the driver and required a CDL license to operate.
July & August 2000: The same two church groups that turned our garage into an office returned to build a new 810-square-foot day care center from the ground up. It was ready to accept children at the start of the school year in August, complete with day care license.
October & November 2000: We built a 36’x60’ storage, garage and work center on the AGC grounds.
May 2001: Entire AGC driveway was paved with one layer of commercial grade pavement.
January 2002: AGC purchased a newly constructed three-unit apartment complex near downtown Nicholasville that would serve as housing for our Independent Living Program, a natural progression after residents complete the basic program at the mother & baby home.
May 10, 2002: Held our first golf tournament at Connemara Golf Links in Nicholasville. Well attended and financially profitable.
September 2002: Purchased a used 2000 Dodge Ram truck for use in pickups of furniture, appliances, etc in support of our annual rummage sales.
July 2004: Began initial work to pursue national accreditation for All God’s Children through the New York based Council on Accreditation.
December 2005: Received notification of National Accreditation status with the Council on Accreditation in New York.
August 2008: AGC Board approved concept to design and build a 10,200 square foot Multi-Purpose Building on the AGC grounds which would house new offices, additional day care space, training rooms, additional bedrooms, parenting lab, etc.
June 2009: Held our first Motorcycle Cruise fund raiser. Chick-fil-A, (already our golf tournament sponsor) agreed to be the title sponsor of the Cruise.
April 16, 2010: Demolition of old office complex began and construction of new facility followed within days.
Moved into new facility in September, 2010.