About Roy Baldwin

Roy has the honor of being married to his best friend, Karen, and leading and loving his three children. Roy is the Executive Director at Monadnock Christian Ministries in Jaffrey, NH and former Director of Parenting and Youth for Focus on the Family. He has worked with at-risk youth and parents for over 20 years in different settings. From the streets of New York City as a Family Advocate to the countryside of Central PA as a surrogate parent with his wife and as an administrator at a therapeutic foster care agency, Roy has experienced first hand the challenges of today’s family. Roy received his BA in Social Science from Nyack College and his MA from Duquesne University in Leadership. Roy’s life mission is to PURSUE Christ; TO KNOW, TO LOVE, and TO LEAD his family; and EXTEND Grace to all.

The Greatest Opportunity – A New Years Reflection

All things come to an end - life, seasons, a job/career, a calendar year, summer camp, a decade, a football career as one of the greatest quarterbacks ever, and the list goes on. The end of a year can bring with it a chorus of different emotions and thoughts. The end of every calendar

The Pursuit

Three years ago on this day, I was announced as the new Director of Monadnock Bible Conference, now known as Monadnock Christian Ministries (MCM). Little did I know what we would face as a ministry and as a family; how much change there would be; how much we had yet to learn in embracing the

This Covenant of Love

This Covenant of Love On October 28, 1995 I stood in front of family and friends and said, “I do” to my wife, Karen. A few months later for her birthday I wrote her a poem entitled, “The Covenant of Love.” I want to share that with you. The Covenant of Love A commitment

That’s What The Promise Is For

Keeping a Promise I have fallen in love, not only with the people of New England, but with the opportunity to share the hope of knowing Christ as we come alongside people, communities, and churches. Our recent changes here are exciting because I know the Lord is orchestrating them and we are responding out

The Honor of Service

We have the best volunteers in the world. They are steadfast and faithful. Many of them have been personally impacted by the power of Christ at camp. They come in to joyfully give of what they have to the mission. And we couldn’t operate without them. Working at MBC, whether paid or volunteer, is

Authentic Faith Can’t Be Outsourced

Authentic faith is my ability for people to see a man pursuing the heart of God and in the process of my pursuit I am being transformed by it.   This transformation is not just for a Facebook and Instagram world where everything looks great.  Its in those moments where I am prone to get

Life…respond accordingly

Each day we have devotions together as staff.  We read from multiple devotionals or books.  Recently we have been reading, “Streams In The Desert” by L.B. Cowman (updated version by James Reimann). The devotion on January 1 was this: “Today we stand at the threshold of the unknown.  Before us lies a new year, and

Peace Be With You

Here are some recent headlines that tell a very powerful story about depression and stress: For 80 Years, Young Americans Have Been Getting More Anxious and Depressed, and No One Is Quite Sure Why Anxiety: the epidemic sweeping through Generation Y Teen Depression and Anxiety: What Parents Can Do There’s a Startling Increase in Major

Unconditional Love Requires More Than Words

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love,

Resilient Faith

From the moment we are born to the moment we draw our last breath, we are placing our faith in someone or something. All of us are on a faith journey – and it’s not just those who have placed their faith in Christ. Resilience is often a misunderstood concept in our society.  We hear