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.

About PhilanthroCorp

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.

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.

In 45 minutes or less you can create an estate plan that takes care of your family, benefits the ministries you care about, and leaves the legacy YOU want to leave through this on-line tool. The goal of the Estate Plan Organizer is to provide a self-paced, streamlined approach for simpler estates. Follow the link below to begin.

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Need to know more?

The team at PhilanthroCorp is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this service or to provide more information. Give us a call — 800-876-7958

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Submit this form to let us know of your interest in receiving personalized will and estate planning assistance from a qualified estate specialist.

What People Are Saying About PhilanthroCorp

We are so glad that we made the decision to work with PhilanthroCorp!  Due to our busy work schedule, the process took us a little longer; however, the estate specialists we worked with could not have been more patient and understanding.  This process confirmed what we had already researched and gave us confidence in the final product.  Our wills and associated documents are pretty straight forward and simple.  The process helped remind us to make secondary beneficiaries for all of our retirement accounts.  

            We would encourage others to take advantage of this service.  All the advisors and lawyers that we worked with were able to handle any question or scenario, whether it be simple or complicated.  We appreciated that they took the time to explain things until we understood them.  We were also surprised to receive a binder for all of our documents, and found that to be a very nice touch.  We truly enjoyed our experience.

David and Debbie Mauger

We didn’t have wills drawn up for ourselves and knew it was something that needed to be done.  We had been talking about it for quite some time, but kept putting it off as busy schedules got in the way.  When our church held a luncheon to learn more about estate planning services available to us, we knew we needed to sign up to go through the process.  We had a fabulous experience working with PhilanthroCorp!  Being able to do all of our planning over-the-phone was so convenient as we keep busy schedules.  We didn’t know much about the estate planning process, and it was so nice to have Christian Estate Specialists hold our hands to guide us through the process.  They were professional and patient.  We really learned the value of having plans in place.  We would encourage others to utilize this service as we found it to be so easy.  We are so thankful we had this opportunity.

Trey and Ann Marie Acree

Surprisingly, I had never created an official will for myself.  With my aging and love for travel, I knew it something I needed to do but kept putting off.  When I learned that my church was offering a service for estate planning, I decided to finally take the first step in making plans.  I was extremely pleased with my experience working with PhilanthroCorp’s Estate Specialists.  They truly helped me get everything organized like I wanted, and were very knowledgeable and courteous.  They connected me to a local attorney to draft the documents, and I was pleased with his work.  This was really a painless experience, and I am encouraging those in my circle to utilize this service.  I have such a peace of mind now that my plans are finalized.

Sonia Long

Houston’s First Baptist Church has been our church home for 42 years. Our Pastor teaches and preaches the Bible. We love it.  We have made many friends, enjoy the focus on missions and enjoyed the choir and orchestra missions’ trip. We had a Will prepared years ago.  Our family dynamics have changed and it needed updates and we knew that the church had a partnership with PhilanthroCorp, to help families with this need.  We learned so much from our one on one estate planning conversations. We received professional help so that our documents represent how we want our estate to be passed on. PhilanthroCorp was so easy to work with. We were able to include a charity portion within our documents as well.  This was a blessing and gave us peace of mind about our entire project.

Charles and Diane Wells

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with PhilanthroCorp’s Estate Specialists’ to create a plan for my estate.  I had such a wonderful experience!  I had it on my list of to-do’s for over a year, and PhilanthroCorp made it much easier than I ever anticipated.  A stumbling block for me to do planning was that I didn’t know where to begin and who to use.  When my church recommended these services, it became very convenient for me to accomplish this need.  Additionally, PhilanthroCorp helped me think through options that I probably would have never considered otherwise.  I have encouraged my friends to utilize this great service. 

Stephanie Sawyer

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.

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    Dave Keesling
    Estate Specialist and Co-Founder
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    Jay Haddix
    Estate Specialist
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    LaNell Scott
    Estate Specialist
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    Matt Poe
    Estate Specialist
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    Roy Stanford
    Estate Specialist
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    John Russell
    Estate Specialist and Regional Director