Peyton's House

Peyton’s House was started in 2011 in memory of Peyton Houchins, son of Larry and Pamela Houchins. Larry’s Friday morning Bible Study purchased a house across the street from the Neighborhood Christian Center on West Ash Street. Its designated use was to reach out to middle school boys. Peyton’s Alma Mater, Jackson Prep, decided to make Peyton’s House their senior class project. This included demolition before remodeling and raising funds. Larry and Pamela’s Sunday school class volunteered to assist David Turner who volunteered his construction company to remodel the house. Volunteers continue play an essential role the ministry.


In 2012 it was opened under the leadership of Rafael Jackson. The Exceptional Leadership After School Program at Peyton’s House is for 6th–12th grade boys. The purpose is to promote spiritual, educational and relational growth for inner-city middle and high school young men. The after-school program includes Bible study, homework assistance and athletics. The summer program includes the above plus field trips. 


430 West Ash Street, Jackson MS, 39203

School year hours:

Monday - Thursday, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Summer program hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

To Participate or Volunteer with Peyton's House Contact:


Director of Peyton's House

Rafael Jackson

"I realize that few of the kids have an adult male figure to stand with them. I love reading and want to pass that love on to them."

-Stan, Volunteer