Duck Dynasty Dish

Duck Dynasty's Jep Robertson dishes on life in the bearded lane at LifeHouse fundraiser

Duck Dynasty's Jep Robertson dishes on life in the bearded lane

Laura and William Wheless, from left, Jep Robertson and Laura and Steve Hilgers at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Laura and William Wheless, from left, Jep Robertson and Laura and Steve Hilgers. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Kathryn and Adam Roark at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Kathryn and Adam Roark. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Kate Swail, from left, Emily Rommel, Teresa Glenn and Laurence Bragg at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Kate Swail, from left, Emily Rommel, Teresa Glenn and Laurence Bragg. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Tad and Jennie Shirley, from left, and Brooke and Nate Richards at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Tad and Jennie Shirley, from left, and Brooke and Nate Richards. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Jep Robertson speaking at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Jep Robertson. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Lindsay Martin, from left, Ruth Cagle, Carly Lee and Sarah Wynne at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Lindsay Martin, from left, Ruth Cagle, Carly Lee and Sarah Wynne. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Julie Moorhead, from left, Dorothy Cuenod, Mindy Hildebrand and Mary Winters at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Julie Moorhead, from left, Dorothy Cuenod, Mindy Hildebrand and Mary Winters. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Houston Lane, from left, Jep Robertson and Paige Lane at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Houston Lane, from left, Jep Robertson and Paige Lane. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Jennifer Garcia, from left, Candace Mullervy, Kellie Morley and Melissa Erwin at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Jennifer Garcia, from left, Candace Mullervy, Kellie Morley and Melissa Erwin. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Gil Baumgarten, from left, Jep Robertson and Sue Baumgarten at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Gil Baumgarten, from left, Jep Robertson and Sue Baumgarten. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Carter and Meredith Crow, from left, Darrell and Lisa Taylor and Mark Pillsbury at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Carter and Meredith Crow, from left, Darrell and Lisa Taylor and Mark Pillsbury. Photo by © Wilson Parish
Laura and William Wheless, from left, Jep Robertson and Laura and Steve Hilgers at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Kathryn and Adam Roark at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Kate Swail, from left, Emily Rommel, Teresa Glenn and Laurence Bragg at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Tad and Jennie Shirley, from left, and Brooke and Nate Richards at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Jep Robertson speaking at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Lindsay Martin, from left, Ruth Cagle, Carly Lee and Sarah Wynne at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Julie Moorhead, from left, Dorothy Cuenod, Mindy Hildebrand and Mary Winters at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Houston Lane, from left, Jep Robertson and Paige Lane at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Jennifer Garcia, from left, Candace Mullervy, Kellie Morley and Melissa Erwin at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Gil Baumgarten, from left, Jep Robertson and Sue Baumgarten at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014
Carter and Meredith Crow, from left, Darrell and Lisa Taylor and Mark Pillsbury at the LifeHouse Houston Duck Dynasty dinner September 2014

You could call Jep Robertson the bad boy of the Duck Dynasty clan. And he might well have earned the title when he was a rambunctious young buck in the Louisiana backwoods. But since his reconciliation with his family and papa bear Phil Robertson's scandalous comments, youngest son Jep looks like an all around hero. Just ask the folks at LifeHouse Houston.

As guest speaker at the "Call for Life" dinner, Jep Robertson helped the non-profit double its expected proceeds, bringing in $420,000 for the housing and outreach ministry that serves young pregnant women in need. 

Addressing the 450 guests filling the Omni Hotel ballroom, Robertson said, "I lived the Nike slogan, 'Just do it' when I was young and it wasn't pretty."

In the Q&A with Fox 26 news anchor Katie McCall, he added, "When I came back home and asked for help, my family welcomed me . . . just like LifeHouse does for girls who come to them. I know these girls are afraid and often have no place to go after learning they are pregnant.

"I love how LifeHouse meets them where they are and cares for them in a family setting until their babies are born."

The once self-described prodigal son, youngest in the Duck Dynasty family, is now married and has four children.

Current and former LifeHouse residents addressed the gathering and executive director Sue Baumgarten talked about the organization's future plans.

Supporters, who dressed in everything from camouflage to cocktail attire, included Mindy Hildebrand, Laura and William Wheless, Stella Cockrell, Susan and David Light, Susan and Charlie Neuhaus, Mary Rebecca and Cody Dick, Buzz Baker, Laura and Jay Moffitt and Paige and Houston Lane.

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