Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance.
Our mission grew from a very simple belief that if you surround kids with the right kind of environment, they have a better chance. It’s been our core belief from the beginning, and we have helped hundreds of young men and women find a way in our world as productive members of society.
We make four promises to every child that comes to the Ranch: 1) We love you (love and emotional support), 2) We will never lie to you (truth and honesty), 3) We will stick with you until you’re grown (security), and 4) There are boundaries; don’t cross them (discipline). From that foundation, we raise every child to know God’s love.
The Big Oak ministry grew out of the desire to give hurting children a chance. John Croyle founded Big Oak Boys’ Ranch in 1974 and Big Oak Ranch, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Alabama as a 501(c)(3) Corporation in that same year.