Listed below you will find our services and times. We welcome you to attend any or all of them.
Sunday School all ages: 9:30 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Normally the first Monday of each month 7:00 pm
Normally the fourth Monday of each month 7:00 pm
The youth will be serving restaurant style.
The cost is donation only*.
It is a soup and salad meal with included dessert.
*Fundraiser to benefit the youth group.
Change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Bean supper at 6pm!
The Punches is a bluegrass gospel group who make their home in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Mom, dad & four children all play instruments, sing, and have been performing nationwide at churches, festivals, fairs and special events since 2009. They’ve been featured on Great American Gospel (a weekly television show) in many countries and on over 200 stations across America.
Bruce and Bobette were married in 1995 and currently reside in Fredericktown, MO. Bobette was raised in a musical family of 7 kids while Bruce grew up an only child and started playing at the age of 13. When they met, it seemed to be a natural fit and the rest is history. Bruce’s enjoys carpentry, building, promoting, and jam sessions back at the cabin that he and the boys built a few years ago. Bobette makes crafts, jewelry and also enjoys sewing, cooking, and her ‘girl-parties’ that she hosts several times a year with others from their church.
The oldest is Graham who played both fiddle and guitar as well as sings, but he is now in college. He is attending the College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO. He started when he was 6 years old after saving his own money and buying his first fiddle. Within a few months he was able to sit-in with Mom and Dad and play a few tunes. At age 8 he took up guitar and learned both lead and harmony parts. Grahams loves fishing, unicycling, recording and art.
Next in line is Owen. Owen started on the fiddle at age 7, later moved to dobro at 8 and later to banjo at age 10. Owen now plays a Gibson RB-250 banjo which he bought with his own money a few years ago. He also is a valuable part of the vocal blend of the family holding down a few lead parts but mostly singing the bass line in the quartets. When Owen is not on the road performing with the family he enjoys, carpentry, unicycling, recording, and eating waffles! His energetic and fun personality make him a crowd favorite.
Emily (one of the twins) started playing fiddle at age 7. Emily has developed a rich voice and a sweet demeanor on stage and carries many of the high tenor parts in trios and quartets. She also sings much of the lead with the group. In addition to her music, she loves to spend time with her hobbies such as sewing, crafts, games on her ipad and helping mom in the kitchen. Emily is very much a girly-girl and really adds a lot of personality to the group through her performance.
The other half of the duo is Brooke. The girls are as different as night and day, but like Emily, Brooke started on the fiddle at age 7. In fact some of the early Great American Gospel videos have Brooke on the fiddle before she moved to the dobro. The dobro seemed to catch Brookes ear and eye when she turned 9 and she started playing it while the family was in TX the winter of 2011. One of the first tunes she learned was Fireball Mail. Like Emily, Brooke enjoys crafts but also likes to draw, play on the family’s rope swing at home, and unicycles with her older brothers.
The entire family has a love of the Lord and desires to see souls saved and encouraged in their ministry. They are fun and uplifting and their performance has a strong spiritual undercurrent. Everyone seems to like families and the mere fact of mom, dad and four children traveling and performing together is a powerful witness.
Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 300,000,000 video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. But don’t take it from us…
Tim’s gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2 parts twisted, the only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that expose the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines.
Sure he’s funny, but fans are often even more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim’s hilarious music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame with fan favorites including The Chick-fil-A Song, Yoga Pants, Aging Rockers, Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife, Cletus Take the Reel, A Homeschool Family, and The Government Can. Still, Tim is no rock star: “It’s not like I have a choice. Comedy is my only life skill.”
Tim reminds us that for life’s many difficulties, laughter is always the best medicine – when the medication runs out. He just finished filming his 9th comedy special, “Just About Enough”, which will be released November 25, 2016. He lives in Missouri with his wife and four crud muffins.
We believe that the Lord has chosen us for this ministry. We have always strived to be in His will in all that we have done and will do. We pray that the anointing that He bestowed upon us in the beginning will remain until He tells us to cease. It’s not about having a number one song or having our name in big lights, but it is about spreading Jesus Christ to people who may never enter a church door to hear the preaching, but will maybe hear a song that will bring conviction or to the Christian who may need a little encouragement. “Now ain’t that what it’s all about?”
Deep in the mountains of East Tennessee, you will find the small rural community of Locust Ridge. If you were to visit this area, there is a good chance if you stopped to talk with anyone, their last name would be Allen. The center of the community is a small church, Evan’s Chapel Baptist Church. It is more than just a white building on top of a hill; it is the place where the lives of Russell, Josh, Larry and Andy were molded and their desire to serve the Lord was fostered. Russell, Josh and Larry are all brothers and Andy is a long time friend that is as close as family! The brothers had been singing locally for a while when they asked Andy to come aboard as guitar player. All four men love music but make no mistake, this is a ministry to them. They have strong desire to let the Holy Spirit lead in services where they play. They each realize that when the Spirit moves, things will happen. Certainly, they hope folks like the music and they are all about having fun when it is time to have fun, but it is no show. God’s work is a serious business and Locust Ridge is serious about being reverent to God’s house and his calling. If the band could be summed up with one word, it would be “common.” Locust Ridge is comprised of common men with a common desire to serve the Lord!