Hope still changes everything.
What started with one home for five boys is now a network of ministries dedicated to giving abused, abandoned and neglected children a stable, loving Christian home and the opportunity to experience God’s grace.
While much has changed, our core mission remains the same: providing Christian homes for children needing a chance. This mission is deeply rooted in the four promises we make to every child who calls Big Oak Ranch home.
Our Four Promises.
In those four promises, our children find love and emotional support. They find truth and honesty. They find security and discipline. But mostly, they find hope and the chance to discover God’s true purpose for their lives.
This was our mission in 1974. It is our mission today. And it will remain our faithful mission for the next 50 years.
Committed to the Path...
Our 50/50 Vision
Equipped with 50 years of caring for children through the love of Christ, 50/50 is Big Oak Ranch's focused vision for carrying out the next 50 years of caring for abused, neglected, and abandoned children.
- Exhibit excellence in everything we do at Big Oak Ranch to the Glory of God in order to provide the best standard of care for our children.
- Fill a void in society through ASCEND, a ministry dedicated to guiding potential-filled young adults with education, life-skills training and healthy community as they navigate challenging, pivotal and defining phases of discovery equipped to step successfully into purpose-filled adulthood.
- Make the greatest state and nation-wide impact for children in crisis by equipping and empowering like-minded ministries to be a bright light in a dark world through the ministry of Planting Oaks.
Changing More Lives
We started small, with one home for five boys. Our growth since has been nothing short of miraculous.
Since 1974, more than 2,000 children have called Big Oak home. Today, we have 11 homes for girls and 14 homes for boys. In the past year alone, we’ve served 205 children from 12 states. And through Planting Oaks, we’ve helped like-minded ministries serve more than 6,500 children in 33 states.
And we’re just getting started.