Chestnut Mountain Ranch is a Christ-centered home and school. We reach the hearts of young men and restore broken families through a structured, loving community.

Our vision is to restore hope to children and families.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17

What we do


We help our boys develop relationally through counseling, our in-residence program, school and community engagement, and interacting with the public at our Community Store and Quick Lube.

Spiritual Formation

At the heart of our ministry is spiritual formation. Our boys are introduced to Christ and live within a gracious, truth-filled environment.


With small classes and individual attention, our boys are able to get back on track in their education and prepare for meaningful and productive futures.

Our Program

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Seed to Vision: How God-Inspired Ideas Become Reality

By Steve Finn, Executive Director, Chestnut Mountain Ranch

Seed to Vision is a must-read for anyone with a God-sized idea who is unsure what to do next. Peppered with personal stories, former metro-Atlanta police officer turned boys' home and school founder Steve Finn shares the eight key tools God used to turn his seed of an idea into a vision and ultimately a reality--and how you can use them too. Be inspired to see that with God nothing is impossible--the idea He gave you can become reality.