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.

Learn more about us.

Check out our promotional video below. 


For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”

Romans 1:20


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. We 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