Big Red’s Ranch Apr27

Big Red’s Ranch

Big Red’s Ranch We have been working for more than three years to establish Big Red’s Ranch but this Ranch is actually part of a 40 year family mission you can read more about in the “Our Story” and...

Family Campout Apr14

Family Campout

We are excited to be hosting our second annual Family Campout May 28th and 30th (Memorial Day Weekend) We will be: camping in tents… roasting marshmallows and making S’mores by the campfire.. going out on canoes...

Daycamp Apr27

Daycamp

This summer we are excited to announce that we will be offering two weeks of Daycamp at Big Red’s Ranch in San Benito, Texas. We have been working very hard to get the ranch ready for campers and we believe these will...

Summer Camp Jun12

Summer Camp

  Kids Camp is for any kids who have graduated from 2nd grade through kids who have graduated from 6th grade.   We love Camp and think it is an important rite of passage that every kid should experience! Camp is...

Camp Videos Mar29

Camp Videos

Click the links below to see our short camp videos and all that we offer at...

Events Feb28

Events

For updates on events please check out our public facebook group....

Father and Son Campout Jan02

Father and Son Campout

We are very excited to announce our third annual “We Are Warriors” Father/Son Campout. Psalm 127:4 says, “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth”. This will be...

About Us Mar27

About Us

We are Jonathan and Celeste Barnard the Executive Directors of Big Red Ministries. We have been married fifteen years and as you can see we have three wonderful kids. We have worked together in Youth and Children’s...

A Thirty-Six Year Dream Mar21

A Thirty-Six Year Dream

My entire life I have heard my parents talk about having a Ranch for families and kids. A place that focused on turning the hearts of parents back to their kids and turning the hearts of kids back to their parents. A place...

15 years of working with kids & families Mar22

15 years of working with kids & families

During this time we have been a part of five major building projects, hosted 12 summers of VBS and Daycamps, directed overnight camps for five summers, run 7 Father/Son campouts, and led several mother/daughter retreats. We...

Our First Step Mar22

Our First Step

December 31st 2012, we left our jobs, sold our house, and moved in with my parents to begin working on turning their dream into a reality. This has gone from their dream to our calling. We have spent months praying and...

A Father’s Heart Mar22

A Father’s Heart

CLICK HERE TO READ CELESTE’S BLOG ABOUT OUR “FATHER’S HEART”. As a kid I knew I had two of the best parents. My dad read to us almost every night, served as an elder and volunteer youth pastor at our...

What Every Boy Should Know Oct21

What Every Boy Should Know

  We are inviting 20 young men (1st Grade – 6th Grade) out to Big Red’s Ranch Saturday, November 7th, for a day full of manliness, where Jonathan & a few other men will teach them basic skills and...

Mother Daughter Brave Retreats Sep07

Mother Daughter Brave Retreats

Please join us for our 2015 Mother Daughter BRAVE Retreat! This year we will be talking about Identity. Ages: Middle School & High School Girls (and their awesome Moms!) When: Friday October 16- Sunday October 18 Event...

Our Charro Days Float

This year we created a float to promote Big Red Ministries and the future Big Red’s Ranch. It was quite an experience! You can see pictures of our process and read about what I learned through it all by clicking the...

Why Brownsville and the RGV Mar22

Why Brownsville and the RGV

My Great Grandfather moved to The Valley in 1922. Both of my parents were born and raised in The Valley and I grew up in the valley. Our family is invested in this community, my Grandfather Jim Batsell owned and operated...

A Fully Functional Ranch Mar27

A Fully Functional Ranch

Our plan is to operate a fully functioning ranch with cows, horses, and various animals. Animals provide a great opportunity to educate kids and families. They also provide fun experiences that families can connect through....

A Community Farm Mar27

A Community Farm

Our Plan is to operate a community farm. We will give families the opportunity to participate in the planting and harvesting of their own food. We will grow citrus, vegetables, and even a few Christmas trees. We will also...

A Performance Stage Mar27

A Performance Stage

Our plan is to have a stage at the Ranch that we will use during our events. We will have skits, puppets, and various performances that will focus on strengthening families. We also invite guest speakers, bands, and...

Kids Camps and Family Camps Mar27

Kids Camps and Family Camps

Our plan is to start with field trips, day events, and Daycamps. We will host Father/Son campouts, Mother/ Daughter retreats, Father/ Daughter balls, and Family Campouts. As we add facilities we will offer overnight Kids...

Become a Big Red Fou...

  After we left our church position I sent an e-mail and realized it was still...

The Ranch We Would Like To Purchase

We have found a 60 acre ranch that is close to the freeway and easy to access from Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito, and Los Fresnos and still a short drive from the rest of The Valley. This ranch has three houses, a...

Who is BIG RED? Mar26

Who is BIG RED?

Big Red is a big puppet that my wife and I have used in performances together for the...