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House Parents

We are blessed with and thankful for a wonderful team of caring Houseparents who daily pour into and invest in the lives of our children. We have cottage style living on Campus and each dwelling enjoys a homelike and loving atmosphere, where normal activities occur each day.


House Parents

  • Barbara Croston

  • Paul Croston

  • Emily Wireman

  • Bill Wireman

  • Wayne Parker

  • Brittany Parker

  • Karie Swanson

  • AJ Swanson

  • Martha Faye leopard





Martha Faye Leopard

Martha Faye joined the COG HFC team in January of 2019 as a case manager and house mother in our independent living cottage, “Hope House.” She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Lander University. She was a part of the 2013 graduating class. She has worked with children for thirteen years as a children’s department leader, a youth leader, and a camp counselor. She worked for four years in the public school system as a teacher. Martha Faye enjoys painting, singing, playing her ukulele, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.

Kim Allen

Kim and her husband Dr. C. Eddie Allen are native South Carolinians and have been involved in ministry for over three decades. They currently serve as Lead Pastor of the Tremont Church of God, Greenville, South Carolina.

She and Eddie have two children: Daniel, 24 and Courtney 21. Kim has served the Church of God in South Carolina as Church Ministries Evangelism Coordinator, Receptionist and Home for Children Secretary. She is a graduate of Greenville Technical College with an Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Visual Art.

Kim enjoys the care and love of animals, especially her horses. Her hobbies include decorating, crafts, and homemaking. She enjoys life and credits her achievements to the blessings of the Lord.

Robyn Smith

Prior to her position as Director of Social Services with the Church of God Home for Children, Robyn served as a School Counselor in Spartanburg County. During this time, she developed after school enrichment programs for girls, served on special education committees, and was named one of the Upstate’s Top Ten Educators that Make a Difference in 2016 by Upstate Parent Magazine. In 2010 she worked with the South Carolina Early Autism Project as a Lead Therapist. There she was trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and worked as a supervisor with children on the autism spectrum.

Her passion for child welfare came from her career with the Department of Social Services as an Adoption Preservation Specialist in 2007. In this position she counseled families on how to preserve their adopted family in time of crisis. Prior to this, Robyn worked for Mental Health America as a crisis interventionist.

Robyn spent many of her college years working in inner city missions and adopted the passion to serve. She earned a MEd in Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Robyn has been with the COG HFC since July of 2016.


Case Manager


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Administrative Assistant



Director of Social Services

Robyn Smith

Chairman Richard Porterfield

Chairman Richard Porterfield

HFC Board

The Church of God Home for Children is blessed to have the support and leadership of this Home for Children Board.

  • Richard Porterfield

  • Dr. Tommy Harvey

  • Russell Miles

  • Larry Nivens

  • David Sustar

  • Curtis Terrry

  • Donald Childers

David Sustar, Richard Porterfield, Dr. Tommy Harvey, Tim Kerns, Donald Childres; Curtis Terry, Larry Nivens

David Sustar, Richard Porterfield, Dr. Tommy Harvey, Tim Kerns, Donald Childres; Curtis Terry, Larry Nivens