New Life Ranch

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At New Life Ranch Summer Camp, campers get to do thinks like ride horses, canoe, rock climb, launch off the blob, and worship God, all while building relationships with peers, counselors, and ultimately Jesus Christ.

We are a Biblically-based ministry. That means our guide in all of our decisions and standards for behavior will be the teachings of the Bible. This means that we value people from all walks of life regardless of race, culture or financial status. We value children highly as the next generation of Christ-like leaders. We believe that God has designed us to be relational and to function in community through love and grace as demonstrated by God's love toward us. That community embraces the differences and unique talents of each individual as God's design for us to function as a body to serve the world around us and ultimately bring glory to God.

Contact information

Mailing address:
New Life Ranch
160 New Life Ranch Dr.
Colcord, OK 74338


Phone: 918-422-5506

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 730736604

CEO/President: Tom Graney

Chairman: Jon Pedersen

Board size: 7


Ruling year: 1965

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


We are a Christ-focused Summer Camp & Retreat Center.

By 2033, we will be a trusted family of camps fulfilling our mission while serving 150,000 camper days!

We believe God has called us to grow. For over 60 years, New Life Ranch has existed as a vital ministry in a valley in Northeastern Oklahoma that has impacted youth and adults in the surrounding 5 state region. We do not want our capacity to be a barrier, now or in the future, to impact more young people and adults alike. Our heart is to not miss a generation of campers with the life altering message of Jesus Christ. We believe the world needs more leaders with the heart and mind of Christ working in every intersection of life. We know when lives are lived out in worship toward God it will impact and change the world in which we live.

Mission statement

Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equip believers for ministry. We provide a unique way to experience Christ with one-of-a-kind adventures, camps, retreats, and leadership development.

Statement of faith

Articles of Faith:

A belief in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13

A belief in one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14

A belief that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin and a descendant of David. John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35

A belief that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from fellowship with God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12

A belief that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures as our representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him and accept Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. Romans 3:24, 25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Corinthians 15: 1-3

A belief in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord and His ascension into Heaven, and that He is there at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate. Acts 1:9,10; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:35; I John 2:1-2; I Peter 1;3-5

A belief in that blessed hope - the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that He will set up His Kingdom on earth. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-21

A belief that all those who in faith accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14; John 16:13; I John 2:20,27; Ephesians 5:18

A belief in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost. Matthew 25:46; John 5:28,29; John 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5,6,12,13; Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23; Philippians 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating704 of 110428 of 36
Fund acquisition rating941 of 110529 of 37
Resource allocation rating120 of 110510 of 37
Asset utilization rating856 of 110430 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$922,582$314,151$296,364$404,378$182,368
Short-term investments$125,944$109,391$101,286$170,308$216,468
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,065,584$1,522,430$1,711,905$3,692,380$3,950,587
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$24,236,675$20,822,175$21,089,125$18,940,977$8,779,387
Other long-term assets$150$150$150$150$150
Total long-term assets$24,236,825$20,822,325$21,089,275$18,941,127$8,779,537
Total assets$27,302,409$22,344,755$22,801,180$22,633,507$12,730,124
Payables and accrued expenses$274,379$313,397$502,861$590,054$426,052
Other current liabilities$229,079$236,801$194,735$198,676$160,953
Total current liabilities$503,458$550,198$697,596$788,730$587,005
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$503,458$550,198$697,596$788,730$587,005
Net assets20222020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$25,640,062$21,305,449$21,710,868$19,950,372$9,944,325
With donor restrictions$1,158,889$489,108$392,716$1,894,405$2,198,794
Net assets$26,798,951$21,794,557$22,103,584$21,844,777$12,143,119
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,513,770$2,610,926$2,232,655$11,313,148$1,854,532
Program service revenue$5,853,916$2,539,715$5,731,600$4,578,695$3,936,388
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,550$5,500$8,144$31,952$18,964
Other revenue$28,205$868,376$1,895$20$0
Total other revenue$5,886,671$3,413,591$5,741,639$4,610,667$3,955,352
Total revenue$8,400,441$6,024,517$7,974,294$15,923,815$5,809,884
Program services$7,400,431$5,539,742$6,859,199$5,449,731$5,073,622
Management and general$826,830$556,962$464,505$391,891$213,985
Total expenses$8,516,302$6,333,544$7,735,913$6,210,871$5,554,610
Change in net assets20222020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($115,861)($309,027)$238,381$9,712,944$255,274
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($115,861)($309,027)$238,381$9,712,944$255,274


Tom GraneyExecutive Di$100,883
Russell SchultzDir of Opera$81,521
Dan NealeCFO$28,442

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/3/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Since 1958, the singular mission of New Life Ranch has been to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and equip believers for ministry. The way that happens may have changed over the years, from activities that occur to the songs we sing, to the breadth of facilities that we now offer, but that central purpose is unchanged. Introducing and seeing young people come to a saving knowledge of Christ is at the center of all we do. Deepening that relationship through intentional teaching and discipleship so that they can impact their own circles is the underlying purpose with all groups that we serve.

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