John and Kay Quintero

Salem Baptist Association, Tennessee
Smithville Tennessee
Salem Baptist Association
August 15

About My Family

I was born and raised in Nashville and attended Inglewood Baptist Church. Kay and I met at Middle Tennessee State University where we were both involved in the Baptist Student Union. After our graduations and marriage, I obtained a job at a factory in Smithville starting out as a management trainee. Kay worked several years as a social worker with the Department of Human Services. We have one daughter, Tammy Quintero Stevens.

About My Ministry

In 2004 God led us as a couple to volunteer the skills God had give us to serve hurting people. I had been in industrial management for 30 years. Kay had training as a social worker and counselor. We explored various areas of the country to volunteer as missionaries; however, God led us to stay in the community where we had lived most of our married years, Smithville. As the song says, "Ready to go, ready to stay, ready my place to fill. Feady for service lowly or great, ready to do His will." So we stayed in Smithville not knowing what assignment God had for us.
Since beginning the ministry to hurting people God has developed it into a center addressing the needs of those recovering from child abuse, domestic violence, addiction, depression and anxiety. We have life skill classes such as parenting, anger management, respecting boundaries, effects of addiction on families and seeking safety. Each Thursday night we have a Christ-centered sobriety support group. Attendance ranges from 35 to 50 persons.


For our Thursday night sobriety support group that meets at 6:30 CST. For persons with receptive hearts who will move from head knowledge about God to a heart relationship. For churches and individuals to partner with Haven of Hope to expand the ministries to hurting people. For us, other staff and volunteers to have God's wisdom, discernment and protection as we deal with some difficult situations.


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Fund ID: 008443-Quintero,John