Gentle Shepherd Home

After a wonderful experience with children in the Philippines in 1984, God began to develop in Brandon a desire to work with children. Over time this has grown exponentially and has developed in both Brandon & Darnelle not only a great desire but a vision to help orphans. “We believe with God’s help and by His power, these children will become the leaders of His kingdom for the next generation. Millions of children are being thrown away and we have the incredible opportunity to rescue many of them for God”.

In 1999 in Kenya, East Africa Gentle Shepherd Home for Orphaned & Abandoned Children began with two abandoned and newly orphaned little boys. We started with 3 small mud huts and God has faithfully over the years provided a beautiful facility. This is a wonderful home for these precious children and He has told us “to kick the doors open” in order to bring more children in. Once a child is brought into GSH, they are loved and accepted as part of the family, a family full of love, faith, hope & joy!

We are dedicated to overseeing the physical, emotional, spiritual & educational well-being of these children. Just as it is in any family, there are many struggles as we grow from infant into childhood, but God has been incredibly faithful to lead and guide us as we grow and mature together. It is our hope to continue with these children through High School and even higher education as God provides.

Meet Our Kids


Jesus said, “Whoever receives one of these little children in my Name, receives me.” – Mark 9:37