The Vision

Development without fear.

It started as a little boy with a dream that developed into a reality when in 2013 a piece of property was donated in Destin, Florida. That property was then sold to purchase the property in Escambia Farms that we know today as Triple R Ranch. It is my hope that Triple R will be that place of refuge. A faith-based non-profit organization, existing to provide at-risk, in-need, and abandoned children from ages 6-18, a structured and secure place of refuge to grow in character, discipline, work ethic, and spiritual maturity (Psalm 91:2).


The numbers in Okaloosa County are staggering. 



Kids enter foster care in
Okaloosa County each month.


Average amount of kids in care on any given day.


Children in Foster care in Florida.


U.S. kids age out of the foster care system each year with no family and nowhere to call home.

Join us June 12 from 8:30 – 11:30am in the “Old Chapel” at First Baptist Church Crestview (Cedar Ave entrance) for Breakfast & Bingo. Tickets are on sale May 3rd and a breakfast ticket includes pancakes, sausage, and juice.

Bingo will be played from 9:30 – 10:30am. Bingo cards will be sold on site for a donation to anyone who wants to play. No money will be awarded, but fun TRM items will be given out to winners.

We will also hear from two speakers, one who grew up in the Okaloosa County foster system and one who works in the system. We will also hear from our Founder, Mark Welton, on the vision and future of Triple R Ministries.

We are raising funds for our Hawkin’s House renovation, our first home, and general expenses as we spend time on the weekends clearing the first home site on a beautiful spot east of the runway. We are excited about what God is doing out on the Triple R Ranch and we would love to share our vision with you! 

Get your tickets today and enjoy the morning with us! 


We partner with ministries who partner with kids.

SWAN Aviation Ministries has partnered with Triple R Ministries and is an Aviation Division of the Ranch. They use aircraft to teach and educate kids ages 13 and up that are part of the Ranch. Currently SWAN is assisting the Ranch in raising funds to complete the homes needed to house the children that are in need in North Okaloosa County. It is our shared burden that these children have shelter and the best possible chance for success when they age out of the assistance provided by the State of Florida by using the Word of God and aviation as a skill they can learn and take with them anywhere to succeed in life.


One God. One Vision. One Goal.

Mark Whelton

Mark Welton

Don Whelton

Don Welton

Kristen Ellis

Kristen Ellis



We've added some photos of the Triple R Ministries property. 

So go ahead...take a look around. 


Foster Families

Triple R Ministries is seeking dedicated current and potential foster and adoptive families interested in living in community on the ranch. Contact us to discuss how your family may fit in at the ranch as we move forward with development and infrastructure. 



We are looking for various forms of partnerships, counsel, and help while we grow! If you or your business feel led to get involved, please reach out to us! We’d like you to meet with our leadership to discuss how we may be able to work together to move forward with Ranch production and development. 


Lives Changed

God has prepared Triple R Ministries with a heart to serve children in Northwest Florida and we feel very blessed to get to partner with and be a resource for them here at Big Oak Ranch.

Brodie Croyle

CEO, Big Oak Ranch

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”  James 1:27.   Triple R Ministries goes beyond giving lip service to this biblical admonition, they act on it. May the Lord bless and multiply their efforts!

Dr. Voddie T. Baucham

Dean of Theology at African Christian University

We are excited here at Wrath and Grace about what Triple R Ministries is doing south of us in Okaloosa County, Florida. We expect to see lives changed as God moves over the Ranch, and the ministry continues to develop.

Jay Henao

Owner, Wrath and Grace, INC.