OUR MISSION

Psalm68five is a Non-profit organization on a mission to help change the trajectory of fatherless kids from very poor statistical outcomes in life, to great outcomes where they learn to understand and accept the special relationship promised to them by God the Father.

Currently we are doing this by providing opportunities for fatherless kids to go to Christian Summer camp so they can unplug from the influences of the world and learn that God is longing to have a “special” relationship with them as promised in Psalm 68:5.

STATS%

Most of us have fathers. They teach us things… life skills, how to tie a tie, how to drive a car, how to succeed at that job interview, how to follow God. But what about the millions of kids whose father is absent? The statistics tell us that many of them will grow up to become drug addicts, school drop-outs, alcoholics or teen suicide stories. We believe God has a better plan.

43
of US Children live without their father
62
of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
71
of pregnant teenagers lack a father
71
of high school drop outs are fatherless
90
of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
85
of children who exhibit behavior disorders come from fatherless homes
2
Boys whose fathers are absent have double the odds of being incarcerated

Camp For The Fatherless is a program that provides scholarships to fatherless kids so they can attend a Christian summer camp. The program also sponsors counselors who attend the camp with the purpose of showing the love of God – The Father to the kids who don’t have a father figure in their life.

Camp For The Fatherless currently partners with:

If you would like to recommend a child for a Camp For The Fatherless scholarship, please contact us. To make a donation towards camp scholarships, click here.

The 100% Model

100% of public donations goes toward sponsoring kids and counselors.

We have a special and efficient structure with almost all administration and operating costs covered through private funding. As such, 100% of all public donations to Psalm68five go toward camp scholarships and camp counselor costs.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson is the executive director and founder of Psalm68Five Ministries and Camp For The Fatherless. His desire to help change the trajectory of fatherless kids’ lives stems from his own experience growing up. Bryan currently lives with his wife, Rebecca in McKinney, Texas. They have two daughters, Rachel and Kathleen, who attend Wheaton College in Illinois.

kent nunn

Kent Nunn is a member of the board of directors of Psalm68Five Ministries and Camp For The Fatherless. His business background is in accounting, law and technology management. Kent has a deep love for children and their relationship with the Lord. Kent currently lives with his wife, Colleen, in Flower Mound, Texas. They have a daughter, Chelsea, a son and daughter in law, Alex and Megan, and a son, Andrew.

bruce johnson

Bruce Johnson is the founder and CEO of an investment firm serving clients throughout the United States and based in West Michigan. Bruce and his wife Margie have five children who have all grown up deeply influenced by their years at camp. Bruce and Margie met while youngsters at camp and years later continue to serve in many capacities. Over the last few years they have had an opportunity to help start the Psalm 68:5 initiative at Camp Lake Louise in northern Michigan as the pilot camp. Having grown up fatherless, Bruce remembers with great thankfulness the many who invested spiritually in him while a young camper, speaking towards the promises found in the “Father heart of God”. Years later, both Bruce and Margie desire to carry on in this next generation what was so freely given to them, through our savior Christ Jesus.

tim salmonson

Tim Salmonson is a communications specialist with over 30 years of experience in the field of multimedia/digital arts. He is a well published professional photographer and graphic artist who now focuses more on video production, online content creation and social media marketing.  Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Western Michigan University and a minor in art. He also has a Master’s Degree (MA) in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. Tim is the president of Social Economic Enterprises which produces digital media for businesses and nonprofit organizations.  Tim’s philosophy of life centers on building healthy relationships with oneself, with others, with the loving Creator and His marvelous creation. Also, he loves helping people discover their unique contribution to the world, to be invested in their community and embrace responsible global citizenship.

stephen foster

Stephen Foster has worked in the oil & gas industry for over 35 years. He has taught Sunday school for children and young teens for almost 30 years, and has been involved in prison ministry for the last 3 years. When he lived in Louisiana, he coordinated an inner-city ministry for children living in the B.W. Cooper housing project located in New Orleans for 10 years until he moved to Texas. He coached his children’s sports teams from ages 6 to 14 for many years. He recently began volunteering at a local ministry in hopes to start mentoring young teens in foster care. His passion is for children and young teens, especially those who are underprivileged and fatherless. He recently developed a passion for those who are incarcerated, most of whom have either grown up fatherless or have suffered abuse from their father. Steve and his wife, Sharon, live in The Woodlands, Texas, and have four grown children.