The One: Twenty Seven Ministry

Giving homes to orphans, giving hope to families

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27


I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27


The One: Twenty-Seven Ministry is a ministry of College Hills Church of Christ that serves to assist men and women who are caring for orphans. This ministry primarily serves active participants of the College Hills Church of Christ. Those involved in orphan care initiatives such as adoption, fostering to adopt, and foster care will be considered for support from this ministry. We also aim to support the foster care community of Wilson County. If you have any questions about this ministry, please send an email to and follow us on Instagram @127ministry

The 2018 race was held on October 27, 2018. This year we are partnering with Scott and Emily Walters as they pursue adoption. 

Meet Richard and Tara Beard

Watch the video below to hear from Richard and Tara Beard, a 127 Partner Family.


how to give

If you would like to donate to Scott and Emily and the One:Twenty-Seven ministry there are two ways to give.

  • You can give online through College Hills church by clicking here. Once you are taken to the giving page you can click the "Quick Give" option. Then use the drop down menu to designate giving to the VISION FUND. Beneath the VISION FUND then designate your gift to the "127 FUND." 
  • Checks can be made payable to College Hills with a notation of One:Twenty-Seven Ministry in the memo line.  Please mail your check to 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090, ATTN: Wilson McCoy.

Most importantly please be in prayer for Scott and Emily, their child, and the birth family.