Porter Team

Preparing The Church to Care for Orphans

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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress. – James 1:27

Our Journey

Our Journey


Trisha and I have been married since June 26, 1999. We have four kids Madison, Isaac, Kale and Halle Jo. We have had the joy of serving full time in student ministry since 2000. We served for two years in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as youth pastors. Then we moved to Ozark, Missouri, and served as the junior high directors at James River Assembly for nine and a half years.

In September of 2011, God called us out of formal student ministry to become orphan care missionaries to equip churches to care for orphans. We moved back to the DFW area in August of 2012 to help create an orphan care strategy to take throughout Texas, the nation, and the world.

We now serve as the assistant directors of The Keep. Check it out at keeporphans.org.

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Our Team

Our Team

Eric Porter


November 8, 1976

Favorite Food

My wife’s cooking, steak, Mexican, frozen yogurt

Favorite Music

TobyMac, Lecrae, Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Chris Tomlin

Favorite Hobby

Dating my wife, playing with my kids, running, watching OU and Denver Bronco Football
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Trisha Porter


December 18, 1976

Favorite Food

Mexican, BBQ, Olive Garden, Cinnamon Rolls

Favorite Music

Sara Groves, Movie Soundtracks

Favorite Hobby

Eating out, being with my family, organizing, hanging with friends
Porter Team | Trisha Porter

Madison Porter


October 28, 2003

Favorite Food

Chicken nuggets, chips and salsa, frozen yogurt

Favorite Music

Press Play, Jamie Grace, Group 1 Crew, TobyMac

Favorite Hobby

Helping Mommy with Halle, playing with my friends, wrestling daddy, crafts
Porter Team | Madison Porter

Isaac Porter


July 26, 2005

Favorite Food

Grapes, PB&J, pizza, cake

Favorite Music

TobyMac, KJ52

Favorite Hobby

Soccer, Wii, playing outside, jumping on the trampoline
Porter Team | Isaac Porter

Kale Porter


June 11, 2008

Favorite Food

PB&J, Daddy’s chocolate smoothies, pizza, fruit

Favorite Music


Favorite Hobby

Playing with his siblings, playing outside, making people laugh
Porter Team | Kale Porter

Halle Jo Porter


November 21, 2011

Favorite Food

Whatever others are eating, goldfish, yogurt

Favorite Music

Praise Baby, music that gets her dancing

Favorite Hobby

Sleeping, smiling, being with siblings, being held, walking
Porter Team | Halle Jo Porter

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Our Passion

Our Passion

Preparing the Church to Care for Orphans

The Problem



orphans world-wide



foster children in the US



adoptable children in the US

Changing the Orphan Crisis Process

The Solution


#1: Engage local churches to be the solution to the orphan crisis


#2: Equip the local church to build an orphan care strategy


#3: Empower local church-based orphan care strategies

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Our Partner

Our Partners

Partner With Us

Our partners don't just sit on the sidelines. There are three ways you can join the Porter Team.


Pray for our family and our work.

  • Safe travels
  • Good health
  • Faith for the journey
  • Raise $600 a month
  • Recruit more churches
  •  Favor with government and orphan care agencies


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AGUSM: Eric & Trisha Porter Account #: 2629285 1445 Boonville Ave. Springfield, MO 65802-1894

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