Family Ministries began as a satellite unit of Cookson Hills Christian Ministries around 1976. After opening its doors, the Florida operation ministered to meet the needs of many children and their families under the umbrella of the main unit in Oklahoma.
As the ministry in Florida expanded, and the need to serve more children and families grew, it became clear that the Florida operation needed a governing body from the state. Thus, in July 2000, the board of Cookson Hills Christian Ministries turned the Florida operation over to the new organization now known as Family Ministries of Florida.
Since then, Family Ministries of Florida slowly began to expand. In 2001 a new child care cottage and administrative building were opened. In 2002 the ministry expanded its mission by starting Legacy Christian Academy––a fully accredited private Christian School with the goal of using a comprehensive Christian curriculum to help students achieve academic excellence.