We are deeply committed to helping one another grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and sharing His Good News; the location where that happens doesn’t matter. The “church” is only a building.

We’ve had worship gatherings inside a friend’s borrowed barn, an old elementary school, beside a pasture, and even at an interstate highway rest stop.

Frank Slaughter, Calvin Jones, and Doug Longaker way back in the day: taking the gospel to the people through music, this time on a stage-trailer at a rodeo.

Past ministry efforts of Great Plains have included outreach events like rodeos, horse shows, clinics, craft and tack sales, concerts, trail rides, and motorcycle rallies.

The church actually started as a “wandering” music ministry around 2006, simply spreading the gospel first hand. Often times, though, members of the worship band outnumbered those listening to the message!

The road was long and persistence was required (along with rain ponchos), but the unique opportunities, love and fellowship of the participants helped plant seeds in the hearts and minds of those they met. Many sought us out and followed from location to location.

Many churches grow larger and eventually branch out to form a “church plant” in an additional location. But the process went differently, we think reflecting God’s unique vision for THIS ministry!

Based on the Great Commission …

Great Plains Fellowship is non-denominational.

“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” — Matthew 28:18-20


God has great plans for Great Plains Fellowship, and He has great plans for you!