Big Oak Ranch


Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance. Because that’s what we offer–a chance. To find a normal life. To find God’s love. To find that we are all more than our circumstances–we are what we have the strength to become.

The ministry of Big Oak Ranch grew from a simple desire to give children who’ve been abused, neglected or abandoned a chance for a normal, happy life. Since 1974, we have been called to meet the needs of hundreds of children by giving them a solid, Christian home and a chance to fulfill God’s plan for their lives.

Our children are not bad kids. They come from bad circumstances. The commitment we make to the children placed in our care is love. We promise to take care of them. To feed, clothe and shelter them. But more importantly, we give them a chance at a new way of life, a life that is different from the cycle of pain they have known. We make a promise to every child that comes to the Ranch. I love you. I’ll never lie to you. I’ll stick with you until you’re grown. There are boundaries, don’t cross them. From that foundation, we raise every child to know God’s love.

Learn more about the Big Oak Ranch here: Our Ministry

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The writing and teachings of Nicole Love Halbrooks Vaughn