Pastor David and Tresa Bosley
Pastor David and Tresa Bosley have four children of their own. Almost from the beginning they began taking in children of all ages, who would just show up at their home or get dropped off by troubled parents. So began their calling and passion for disadvantaged or hurting children. Now more than 28 years later, they have raised hundreds of kids, with the larger part keeping in touch with them to this day. While raising a family and taking in extra kids by the dozen at a time, Mr. Bosley has worked as a farmer, corrections officer, journeyman welder, union millwright, loan officer, realtor, business owner/entrepreneur, salesman, fencing contractor, logger, and equipment operator, in addition to church planting, pastoring, and youth work. During these years of raising kids for others, Pastor and Mrs. Bosley have continued their research and education in the issues and counseling methods necessary to address the various and complex needs of troubled teens. They also spend a lot of time counseling and encouraging the parents of these at-risk kids. David and Tresa Bosley are well known for their passionate love for and success with troubled teens. They are truly gifted for the difficult work they have been called to carry on.
Resident Counselor, MA in Professional Counseling
Angel grew up just a few minutes from where Master’s Ranch is located. She and her husband, Aaron, have worked as missionaries in Venezuela and both hold degrees in Professional Counseling. Angel serves as the resident therapist at the Master’s Ranch, and Aaron, who has a private practice in the community, often works with the boys on a case-by-case basis. Rather than conduct counseling in an office, Angel finds it helpful to be where the boys are comfortable, such as sitting at tables outside, in the barn where pups have been born, or even around the kitchen. She loves to see the transformation that takes place in boys at the ranch. She finds that her counseling is uncommonly effective in the boys’ lives because of the unique nature of the ministry here. She looks forward to a long and prosperous journey at the Master’s Ranch.
Student Supervisor, Drivers Ed. Instructor, Maintenance Supervisor
Adam was born in San Diego, CA. His parents divorced when he was two, and he spent his youth split between his parents’ homes. By high school Adam was skipping school and using drugs, and when he left home at 17 to live with friends, his drug use increased and his life spiraled out of control. Though he always knew he was going the wrong direction, he was 22 before he hit rock bottom and decided to clean up his life. He sought help through his church and was taken in by a friend of Pastor Bosley, who brought him to Master’s Ranch. Adam completely turned his life around and began living for the Lord. He worked as junior staff at the ranch for a time, then attended Providence Baptist College in Elgin, IL for a year before returning to MRCA as staff in August 2010. Adam has a burden to help the boys avoid the type of life he was living before. He continues to grow in Christian character and is excited about God’s future for him. Along with his beautiful wife, Audrey, who is also on staff at MRCA, Adam says he has truly found his calling for the rest of his life.
Duties: Bookkeeper, Math Tutor, GED Instructor, ACT and SAT Prep.
Arthur was born in 1963 in Lawrence, MA, the oldest of four children. His parents went through an embattled divorce following drug and alcohol abuse, long-term hospitalization caused by psychological imbalance, dereliction of parental guidance, attempted homicide of all four children, marital infidelity, and a great division among the relatives. The children moved from one relative to another until being adopted by an uncle and aunt, who had three children of their own, when Arthur was ten. Arthur moved to Austin, TX to begin college in 1985. After hearing a powerful and passionate Easter Sunday message, Arthur’s heart turned, and he accepted Jesus Christ as his own Personal Savior with great joy. Arthur met the Bosleys in 1994 in Olympia, WA, where his life was transformed under the in-depth preaching of Pastor Bosley. He also worked with Tresa in a homeschool coop and witnessed firsthand their love for hurting children. Life took Arthur and the Bosleys in different directions for a few years, until finally, in 2010, Arthur gave up a very lucrative job as an international accountant with a fortune 500 company to come on board the Master’s Ranch as bookkeeper, tutor, mentor and instructor. Arthur’s tragic background makes him uniquely sympathetic and understanding of many of the boys.
Audrey loves cooking and had the privilege of learning from her mother about how to feed a family. She worked as a teacher before coming to the kitchen of Master’s Ranch in June 2012. She counts it as a privilege to work with the boys, who all help with dishes or cooking a meal at some point during the week. To stand back and watch the students at Master’s Ranch transform and to see the light come on for them is the greatest part of her job. Her husband, Adam Walters, is a product of MRCA. She says that she could not have asked for a better leader, husband and friend. She sees that the life lessons taught to the young men at the ranch are also reflected in her husband’s life every day. She is thankful that God has allowed her a small part in sharing those life lessons with the boys.
One our ministry’s most precious treasures – known affectionately by everyone as “Grandma Betty” is the mother of Pastor David Bosley who, when her son and his wife, Tresa, had the opportunity to found this ministry, a vision they had for many years, was delighted to take a leap of faith and contributed all she had financially; her moral and maternal support; and lots of prayers. She is the initial purchaser of the first ranch property located in Couch, MO and has been an on-going behind-the-scenes member of the Master’s Baptist Church and the boys ranch and serves on the Board-of-Directors. The boys love having Grandma around; she loves them all unconditionally and treats each one as if they were her own beloved grandson.
Having traveled many times, from her now former home in Irvine, CA, to visit and help out in the ministry, Betty decided to move to Thayer, MO in 2012 to join the staff of the ranch ministry for boys. Betty was the founder and co-owner of a successful business in California, and has decades of experience in many industries, from real estate, loans, notary training, landscaping, and interior decorating. She is an entrepreneur with valuable experiences to share through the Masters Ranch School.