Our Story

The Mission of Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch to provide Christian homes for abused, neglected, and other at-risk children and to meet the spiritual, emotional, educational, social, and physical needs of each child.

Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch opened in 1977 as a result of the vision and efforts of Mr. Don McCain and Mr. Stan Way.  The two men met during a period in which Mr. Way was a minister in the Clarence, MO area.

One day the two men discussed the possibility starting a set of Christian children’s homes in northeast Missouri. The men believed adequate financial support could be obtained from area churches to eventually build as many as three homes near Clarence. Several other individuals in the area, who eventually became Shiloh board of trustee members, “caught” McCain’s and Way’s vision to carry out the project.

Land for the Clarence, MO site was provided by the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown. By 1983, there were three homes on the original nine acres ministering to children in need. Today there are four full-time homes and a relief home at Shiloh’s Clarence, MO site.

Kahoka, Missouri is approximately 75 miles northeast of Shiloh’s Clarence, MO site. There are two full-time homes and a relief home at Shiloh’s Kahoka, MO site. An onsite Christian school was added for the Kahoka site children in 1997.


A board of trustees provides oversight for the Ranch.  Former trustee, Mark Adkison assumed duties as executive director in August of 2005. Thirty-one year Shiloh worker, Jay Craig, is director of stewardship, and Tim Craig is stewardship officer.

In summary, the ministry of Shiloh now includes a total of six homes for children, two relief homes, plus an onsite school at the Kahoka, MO site.

Shiloh’s ministry is here because caring supporters give to make it a reality.

Your gift is very much appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution.  A copy of our latest financial  report may be obtained by writing to Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch, 601 N. Center Street, P.O. Box 606, Shelbina, MO 63468 and 573-588-2191.   Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch was formed in Missouri.  If you are a resident of one of these states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agency:  FLORIDA – A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA) OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration # CH47516. MARYLAND – For the cost of copies and postage, Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD  2140.  MISSISSIPPI – The official registration and financial information of Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.  NEW YORK – Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. NORTH CAROLINA – FINANCIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION AND A COPY OF ITS LICENSE ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE STATE SOLICITATION LICENSING BRANCH AT 1-888-830-4989. THE LICENSE IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE STATE. PENNSYLVANIA – The official registration and financial information of Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement;   VIRGINIA – Virginia State Office of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA  23218.  . WASHINGTON – Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Washington, Olympia, WA 98504-0422, 1-800-332-4483.   WEST VIRGINIA – Residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.  Registration with any of these state agencies does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by any state.