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Kids' Armor of Hope

We are a faith-based non-profit organization

recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3)



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Tel: 817-894-2199

P.O. Box 878

Granbury, TX 76048


Mark Hackney

Mark has worked with Royal Family Kids Camp since 2005 as a camp counselor, relief counselor, and most recently Assistant Director. In addition, Mark has worked with Pipeline Road Church of Christ and Granbury Church of Christ as a Youth Ministry Deacon for over 20 years. He now serves as an Elder with the Granbury Church of Christ. Currently, Mark volunteers as a Program Director with The First Tee. The First Tee specializes in teaching children Life Skills by  by using the game of golf as the teaching vehicle. Mark has received specialized training with both Royal Family Kids Camp and The First Tee.


Mark's professional resume includes 25 years in the golf industry. He has worked as a Director of Operations and Training, National Sales Manager, and a United States Brand Manager for major golf companies in the United States and Great Britain. Along with Jeff Jeffries, Mark was instrumental in obtaining the non-profit status of Kids Armor of Hope, Inc. and currently serves as the Director of Operations. 

Jeff Jeffries

Jeff has been living in Granbury, Texas since 1995. Jeff has worked with the youth in our church since 1997. 


In 2000 Jeff was chosen as 1 of 6 members to attend Directors Training for Royal Family Kids Camp and in 2001 the first camp for 32 abused, abandoned or neglected Hood County children. Jeff served as Director for the 1st 5 years, and then stepped down for 3 years. In 2008 Jeff was re-instated as Director. 


Jeff has served on the Hood County Child Welfare Board of Directors for 9 years and the Fosters Home for Children Board of Directors for 12 years.  

Board of Directors

Jane Cramer

I grew up in Dallas, went to college at Abilene Christian where I met Mr. Wonderful, Bill Cramer. After Bill graduated we lived in Waxahachie where he taught high school and coached all the sports. Our two boys Alan & Gary were born there.  In the 50's it was hard to make a living on a teachers salary. So we moved back to Abilene where Bill went to work for Shell Oil Co.  Our daughter Teri was born there. Shell closed that office and moved us to Midland. That is where I started working with children. I taught Kindergarten at Midland Christian, was basketball mom for our boys and supervisor over 4 & 5 yr. olds at church. Again Shall closed that office and moved us to Houston. I help start Northland Christian School and taught Pre-School. Later working for Bammel Rd. C of C as Children's Education coordinator. After 10 years working for the church & putting 3 children through Abilene Christian we retired to Granbury in February 1991. Our plans were to live a slower life, playing golf and enjoy church friends. While I work at Bammel I was on the board of C of C Children's Education Minister's with a Minister from Ft. Worth. He told us about Royal Family Kids Camp. Bill served as elder here at Granbury C of C. so he presented the program to the rest of the elders and that was the beginning of our camp. It has been wonderful to work with so many people that love children and have such loving and understanding hearts for the abused and neglected children.  After Bill passed away I just couldn't stop working with these precious children. It is hard each year when the end of week comes and we tell these kids goodbye. It is so rewarding but I just pray God knows our hearts and what we want to pass on to build them up, develop a love for God and know He loves them.

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June Mearns
Dale & Christie Alexander

Christie Alexander has enjoyed working with Kids Armor of Hope for the past 4 years.  She and her husband, Dale, will be assuming the roles of Assistant Directors at Camp this summer. The Alexander's have been blessed with two wonderful children, Ellie (age 11) and Gus (age 9) who attend Acton Elementary School.  Dale is a Firefighter for the City of Arlington and Christie works at StoneWater Church in Family Ministries.  They have lived in Granbury for 12 years and love being part of this community of believers.  Christie stated, "My favorite part of working with Kids Armor of Hope is that we get to interact with these children year-round because we live and attend school in their community.  They are amazing children and have impacted my life in more ways than I can count.  Each child is a precious blessing to us."

Kylee Peterson

Upon turning 18 years old in the summer of 2002, Kylee became a girls' counselor at Royal Family Kids Camp for the first time, and since then has never missed a year of camp. Serving in multiple roles in camp, she now is the Camp Managing Director overseeing personnel and recruitment coordination while also working with local children's agencies to welcome campers. She also was part of the original team that formed Kids' Armor of Hope in 2009, and currently serves as the Board Vice President. Asked what keeps her coming back year after year, she says, "It's seeing that smile on a camper's face when they let their guard down...the hurt and pain is replaced by catching a fish for the first time or dancing around in a princess dress feeling beautiful. Seeing that smile re-affirms my dedication to our campers."

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Charlie Chrane

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