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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.