Values and Beliefs

Blessing Ranch Ministries is a not-for-profit corporation and Christian ministry that adheres to these basic beliefs:

  • We believe in One God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20).
  • We believe in Jesus Christ as Lord, His virgin birth, miracles, atoning death, resurrection, ascension to heaven, and return (Matthew 16:16).
  • We believe in the Scriptures as the infallible inspiration of God (I Corinthians 2:6-13).
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit and His ministry to us to live holy and godly Christian lives (John 14:15-17).
  • We believe in Salvation through Jesus Christ and His provision of eternal life (John 3:16).
  • We believe in the Church and in the unity of all believers (I Corinthians 12:12-27).
  • We believe in the Great Commission mandate to go and make disciples of all people, teaching them to obey Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).

In addition, Blessing Ranch Ministries is guided by these core values:

  • Blessing Ranch Ministries values God’s leaders and seeks to bless them by showing honor and respect and by caring for them through the services offered.
  • Blessing Ranch Ministries values God’s Word by submitting every policy and practice to God’s written revelation.
  • Blessing Ranch Ministries values God’s guidance by living lives of prayer, reflection, and listening for God’s leading.
  • Blessing Ranch Ministries values God’s call by seeking to serve Him and His people with excellence.
  • Blessing Ranch Ministries values God’s resources that He has entrusted to this ministry by exercising good stewardship of all its resources.

Blessing Ranch Ministries’ Accountability

Blessing Ranch Ministries’ Board of Directors
Blessing Ranch Ministries is governed and overseen by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of Pastors, Professors, and other Professionals who are committed to the mission and vitality of this essential ministry. The Board of Directors is comprised of:

Lisa Jernigan, Chairman of the Board,
Amplify Peace,
Mesa, AZ


Dr. Charity Byers,
Clinical Director & Psychologist,
Blessing Ranch Ministries,
New Port Richey, FL


Gary Cox,
Senior Pastor,
First Christian Church,
Fort Myers, FL
Tim Goodman,
Senior Minister,
Clover Road Christian Church,
Hannibal, MO

Mike Kilgallin,
Crossroads College,
Rochester, MN

Jo Ellen Platania 
Managing Director
Blessing Ranch Ministries,
New Port Richey, FL
George Ross,
Senior Pastor,
Northside Christian Church,
New Albany, IN
Deanna Walker,
Blessing Ranch Ministries,
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. John M. Walker,
Chief Psychologist,
Blessing Ranch Ministries,
New Port Richey, FL


Financial Accountability

Blessing Ranch Ministries' finances are reviewed every year by an external C.P.A firm to ensure that all funds are appropriately used and accounted for in accordance with generally accepted professional standards and comply with IRS guidelines.

"You've helped me see things in a fresh and new way. You've been gentle, kind, understanding, encouraging, and most of all a mentor to push me to believe again. Thank you for sharing your heart, for being patient, and for giving me faith by believing in me. I wish I could just take you with me!" Female Worship Leader, California
"This has been such a blessing to me. God has restored my soul. Reawakening, renewed spirit within me! . . . May God continue to use you to minister to the ones serving our Lord. You have inspired me to pursue our Lord again!" Communications Director, Kansas
"I cannot begin to thank you for your generosity in enabling my wife and me to be touched by our amazing week at Blessing Ranch Ministries. The time was precisely what we needed – rich, prayerful time together to refocus and be reminded of God’s call and love in our lives. I deeply believe the encouragement and insight we gained from our time will serve us throughout the rest of our lives. We will be forever grateful (literally) for your willingness to share God’s blessings in your life so that our lives could be blessed in such a profound way." Worship Pastor, Nevada
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