Renewal Ranch recognizes donors at dedication event

Sonja Keith
Renewal Ranch Director of Marketing and Fundraising Bryce McGhee holds a plaque listing major contributors toward the ministry’s Restoration Center, who are pictured with members of the Renewal Ranch leadership team. (See more photos in the October issue of 501 LIFE.)

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by Sonja J. Keith

Renewal Ranch recently thanked supporters and contributors at a dedication ceremony for the Restoration Center on the ministry’s Perry County campus.

Renewal Ranch is a Christ-centered recovery program with operations in Houston (Perry County) and Conway. Residents learn through hundreds of hours of Bible study, classroom instruction and community service. In its decade of operation, the Ranch has returned more than 300 sober men to their families, with a mission of “Restoring Broken Lives through Christ.”

The ministry broke ground on the Restoration Center in 2016.

Renewal Ranch Executive Director James Loy recognized major contributors during the ceremony. They are listed on a plaque to be displayed in the center: the Matthews Family Farm, Ronny and Janice Mobley, First Security Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, Sunderland Foundation (Randy Vance), Bunny Adcock Family Foundation (Carol and Bunny Adcock), Winsupply of Conway (Bob Rigdon), Bailey Paint (David Bailey), Bailey Electric (Bob Bailey), Whit-Davis Lumber (Alan Bettis), Nail Benders for Jesus (Charlie Zimmerman), Lynn Cain LLC, Southside Baptist Church at Damascus, Second Baptist Church in Conway, Family Life Bible Church in Conway and Fellowship Bible Church in Conway.

Individuals and churches who sponsored bedrooms at the center were also recognized. Plaques will be placed in the rooms that list the sponsors, which include Three Trees Cowboy Church, Family Life Bible Church/Don Bingham Small Group, Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway, Springhill Baptist Church near Greenbrier, Second Baptist Church/Beast Feast, Southside Baptist Church, Kyle Allison’s Family and Central Baptist Church in Conway. Others providing support for beds at the Ranch were Alan Bettis (in memory of Barbara Bettis) and Russ Purvis (in memory of Boe Archer, Lillie Ann Archer, James Archer and Essie Archer).

Others recognized were:

Ray Nabholz, NBMC – general contractor for the Restoration Center.

Capital campaign chairs – Johnny Adams, Don Bingham and Libby Fulmer.

Sound booth dedication – Named for Josh Kear by the Kear Family.

Stage dedication – Named for Fellowship Bible Church.

Teaching classroom dedication – Named for First Security Bank.

Chapel area dedication – Named for Ronny and Janice Mobley.

In 2020, Renewal Ranch has been awarded more than half a million dollars in grants for facility expansions as it continues to help men battling drug and alcohol addiction.

The awards:

  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas grant sponsored by First Security Bank – $250,000
  • First Security Bank matching grant – $50,000
  • Bunny Adcock Family Foundation matching grant – $50,000
  • Sunderland Foundation capital grant – $200,000 

For more information on the Ranch or to donate, visit therenewalranch.org.