Our Story

How it all started...

After a radical conversion from a life of drugs in the mountains of Julian California, Pastor Michael Rozell became passionate about helping others find the same freedom in Christ that He experienced. Thus, Refuge  Ranch was born in 1990. What makes us unique? The message of deliverance. An element missing from many churches today, but just as powerful and relevant now as it was in the time of Jesus. Yet, while helping others find the freedom offered through Christ's sacrifice on the cross, Pastor Michael neglected to walk out this same teaching in his own life which, years later,  led to a 12 year period of drug and alcohol abuse and the lifestyle that came with it. This resulted in Pastor Michael spending 90 days in Mecklenburg County Jail in 2004, where God, once again, got ahold of his heart and he's been passionately pursuing perfection in Christ ever since. Through his ministry of Refuge Ranch, Pastor Michael has been able to show people all over the world just how powerful God's hand in our story can be, and that if he can find true freedom and purpose in Christ, then so can you!

Expanding the vision...

Through online broadcasting, social media, various community outreaches, and our quarterly Family Days, Refuge Ranch has been able to expand it's reach beyond the Greater Charlotte Area and into  97 countries, impacting the lives of millions of people both in the Carolinas and beyond.

Where we are headed...

Refuge Ranch is currently in the process of obtaining land and building a new, permanent location in the Waxhaw/Weddington area, just outside of Charlotte, NC.  Once God releases the land to us, He has placed it in Pastor Michael's heart to hit the ground running.

Be a part of our story...

Join us as we gather to worship together every Wednesday (7:30pm), Friday (7pm), and Sunday (10am) .