Celebrating 50 Years of Sharing the Hope of Jesus


As we celebrate all that God has done in the lives of more than 2,000 children who have called Big Oak home over the years, we invite you to celebrate with us.

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Needing Children

A Christian home for children needing a chance

The circumstances that lead each child to Big Oak Ranch are unique. But one aspect of their stories is the same: They have known abuse, neglect and abandonment by the very people who should have loved them above all. Our children have suffered in ways that are impossible to imagine.

At Big Oak Ranch, they find hope. They find a loving, Christian home — often for the first time. They find a chance to live out God’s plan for their lives.

Every child needs a chance…

Jesus is our message.
Children are our heart.


Boys’ Ranch

The Boys’ Ranch gives our boys the chance to grow strong in God’s love and to become committed leaders both within their future families and society.

Girls’ Ranch

The Girls’ Ranch is a place of love, security and safety — which allows our girls to fulfill their potential.


Our purpose is to share the unconditional love of Jesus and the hope that flows from it. We believe the best way to love is to say it often, give it freely and show it daily.


Not only are we feeding our families — we are rebuilding trust, teaching a strong work ethic and providing a real-life lesson in economics.


At Big Oak Ranch, our children get an exceptional, private education at Westbrook Christian School — an education, founded on excellence and training warriors for Christ, that positions each child for a rewarding future.



Spiritual, professional and personal life preparation for the young adults of Big Oak Ranch

Planting Oaks

As an extension of Big Oak Ranch, Planting Oaks resources and equips like-minded ministries as they establish Christian homes for abused, neglected and abandoned children.


Lives Changed

Like all families, we strive to stay connected to our children long after their days living on the Ranch or with ASCEND. We help them stay connected to each other and to the Big Oak family. Rejoicing because of the beauty God raises from the ashes. Celebrating successes. Lifting each other through our trials.

See these stories of lives changed.



“As a child, I was hurt and ashamed. Forced to carry the struggles of adults around me, I frequently moved from place to place. The only consistency I experienced was the physical abuse, neglect and yelling. I had so many questions and no one to help me find the answers. Until I came to Big Oak.”

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“When I was 15 my family experienced a storm like no other. In one day, my world was turned upside down, and our household was torn apart. I am proud to say that I am a Big Oak Girl and am eternally grateful that I was given the chance that I so desperately needed.”

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“I arrived at Big Oak a fragile, angry, and uncertain 12-year-old boy, only to lose my grandmother to her disease 6 months later. Despite the seemingly infinite acreage of the Ranch and so many people around me, I felt alone. But that didn’t last long.”

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Ways to Help

With your help, we can make sure that every young person gets the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life.