Old West Ministries was born in 1993. It began as a Bible study with 13 people in a living room. Each week the group kept growing. Soon outgrowing the house the congregation of about 40 went outdoors.
There have been brief times throughout the years when the church was able to use a building or indoor facility. But Sky Valley, CA is a rural community and is located 10 to 15 miles from areas where a building or storefront could even be rented for services.
A good portion of the regular congregation is transient and some are only with us during the mild months. The majority of the full-timers are seniors and families.
Even still, Old West Ministries has impacted the community in a positive way. Bringing special events, concerts, special musical guests and family fun are just a part of what this organization does.
Old West Ministries has organized food drives. Helped local families and individuals with food, gifts and necessities during the holidays. Helped struggling families with school clothes, visited the homeless camps with food, blankets and musical entertainment and handed out bibles with the Gideon's.
Old West Ministries has hosted (on several occasions) one of the largest Easter Egg Hunts in the Coachella Valley with over 5,000 hard-boiled colored eggs.
Old West Ministries has been web-casting for several years sending Country Gospel Jubilee all around the globe. Now, OWM is the first Cowboy Church to have a Roku channel that has the potential to reach 5 million American homes according to a release by Roku earlier this year.
All this and more Old West Ministries has been doing with volunteers, portable equipment and many outdoor services!
Imagine being a part of all this for only $1.00 would you do it?
Why only $1 dollar? Because, almost everyone can afford $1 dollar. some can give more, sure! But we are really more interested in getting the word out to all of our friends who will tell their friends and so on, about this crazy notion to build a church $1 dollar at a time!
Call it a crazy social experiment but we believe when people find out what Old West Ministries is all about you will want to get involved.
One brick or even a pile of bricks on the ground aren't impressive and can't offer much. But brick upon brick mortared together, fused by faith and purpose can be a mighty wall of strength.
Please, join us today and invite your friends to be a part of a ground breaking social media experiment that has a positive impact on our community and the world around us all! Make your dollar count for something today and for eternity.