Thank you for visiting the Houston's First Baptist Church will and estate planning page. It is our personal prayer and passion that this be a tangible ministry in your life. Below you will find information about our partner in this endeavor, PhilanthroCorp, and tools to help you in this process. We do hope that you will find their services to be a blessing to you and your family.

What People Are Saying About PhilanthroCorp

What PhilanthroCorp brought to the table was something I couldn’t find anywhere else. I couldn’t find it from my CPA who could only give me one piece of the puzzle. I couldn’t find it from any attorney, who would only look at it from a legal perspective. What PhilanthroCorp brought was common sense, Biblically based estate planning advice.

Gail C.

We were thrilled at the incredible help PhilanthroCorp was in helping us design an estate plan that was custom designed to our specific situation. We included things in our will this time that we had never considered before. We so appreciate this wonderful service provided for us.

Jim and Kathy L.

Everybody that we talked to was compassionate and caring. They prayed with us and prayed over us, they were so wonderful. I can’t imagine anyone hesitating calling them today!

Walter and Ann W.

Working with PhilanthroCorp was an extremely easy process as they shared with us what we needed to do to prepare our estate. They provided us financial insights in writing, communicated with us over the phone several alternatives, shared with us how to best accomplish what we felt God was leading us to do, and finally provide a local lawyer to finalize our wills. It was a joy to be able to continue to further God’s Kingdom, reaching this lost world for Christ even as we are in heaven.

Gerry and Carol S.

As a single mom, I had a very basic will done for me several year ago and was very grateful! When I heard about the opportunity to fine-tune my will, I jumped on it. PhilanthroCorp was super easy to work with. They walked me through the entire process – we had many candid discussions on what my wishes were in the event of my death – and with their help, I believe that my will now reflects my heart’s desires.

Sherry M.

About us

PhilanthroCorp has helped thousands of families create wills and trusts that meet their goals, save taxes and support ministries they care about.

Our Mission

We do not sell products or insurance; we will simply study your information and develop an estate plan that will maximize your goals for family and ministry while minimizing taxes.

Personalized assistance

PhilanthroCorp will help you easily and completely understand everything about your options to reach your goals of providing for family and ministries you care about.

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Estate planning is for everyone, regardless of whether you have a lot or a little. The benefit will be to your loved ones and the charities you care most about.

Completing your estate planning process will relieve the tension in your mind, knowing that life is uncertain and the nagging worry that your affairs may need to be brought up-to-date. Experience the joy and relief of knowing you are leaving the legacy you desire.

PhilanthroCorp will help you identify your important relationships and resources and then recommend the most effective tools to ensure that your family is well cared for and that you leave the legacy you choose.

  • The process begins with a phone interview where PhilanthroCorp asks questions to learn your story, including your wishes and hopes for future generations.
  • PhilanthroCorp then provides tools that can guide you to legacy decisions within the privacy of your home.
  • Based on those decisions, PhilanthroCorp will design a plan that will be refined through a series of phone conversations and then ultimately implemented by your attorney or an attorney that PhilanthroCorp can refer you to.

Please have in mind estimated values for:

  • Assets like real estate, vehicles, special possessions
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Other investments and savings

To take advantage of this opportunity to gain professional assistance from a Biblical perspective, please submit the contact form below.

Phone Seminars

From the Comfort of Your Home
Listen In on the Group, Ask Questions and Request a Private Call

Sampling of topics:

  • Difference between a Will and Revocable Living Trust
  • Important considerations for my Advanced Healthcare Directive.
  • Important considerations in selecting a guardian.
  • How should a trust be structured for my children?
  • Should all my children be treated the same?
  • How to minimize taxes and probate costs.
  • How much do people leave to charities?
  • What is a letter of testimony?

Monthly schedule of seminars

As a friend or member of Houston's First Baptist Church, you are invited to attend one of the upcoming seminars as our guest.

  • Thursday, June 13th at 4:00 pm Mountain Time
  • Tuesday, July 23rd at 10:00 am Mountain Time
  • Tuesday, September 3rd at 2:00 pm Mountain Time

Register now

Please submit the form below and be sure to indicate in the comments box the date of the seminar you would like to attend.

Estate specialists

The estate specialists at PhilanthroCorp will guide you through a discovery process that will consider your assets, the people and the ministries that are dependent upon you. They will help you understand such issues as probate and taxes and will address tools such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance medical directives. Through their services, your inheritance will be structured to stand the best chance of helping the ones who are most dear to you.

  • ESTATE SPECIALIST and CO-FOUNDER

    Dave Keesling

    Dave leads the Estate Specialist team. He has been helping people across the country develop estate plans from a Biblical perspective for over 30 years.

  • ESTATE SPECIALIST

    Jay Haddix

    Jay joined PhilanthroCorp in 2002. He received degrees in Business and Theology from Azusa Pacific University. He has a big heart for people and his desire is to be a blessing in any way that he can.

  • ESTATE SPECIALIST

    LaNell Scott

    LaNell interacts with the attorneys who draft your legal documents. She ensures that your wishes are met. She has 21 years of experience in estate planning.

  • ESTATE SPECIALIST

    Bryon Swanson

    Bryon was President of the Back to the Bible Foundation before joining the PhilanthroCorp team and has been involved in planned giving and estate planning for over 20 years.

  • ESTATE SPECIALIST

    Matt Poe

    Matt has a degree from Pensacola Christian College. He found his passion for estate planning serving as Vice President of the Back to the Bible Foundation and started with PhilanthroCorp in early 2015.

Need to know more?

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