When one thinks of a Boys Ranch, they might think of a place where boys are locked up or kept in a room and controled by medications.  We as Staff believe that this Christian-based Organization, is a second chance. We believe in the idea of second chances and Jesus always forgives, no matter what you have done in the past.

LUC Boys Ranch is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Southwest Missouri. We are changing the lives of at-risk boys in our Christian residential treatment program. Through the use of Biblical counseling and applying Christian principles in their lives, we are re-building broken homes and family relationships.  This is a trait and construction that Ken and Sheila Ortman, have lived by and built on, sinse 1982.

Our Mission is to not only change a young man's life, but impact him while he is here by teaching him the values of hard work, respectfulness, responsibility, honesty, and Christian values through our actions as staff members. We teach by being a loving example and modeling how the Bible can change anyone's life if we obey the Lord's commandments and do the things he has taught us to do.

Boys are able to find purpose and develop their talents by acquiring various trade skills, excelling in education, and feeling a part of the LUC family. Please join with us in helping these boys find lasting changes in their lives by becoming a donor, volunteer, or staff member. Please browse our web site for more detailed information on how we can work together to accomplish many goals!  Come join us for a meal, call and schedule your appointment 417-77-5374.  See for yourself!