About Trail to the Cross


Why do we exist?

A combination of a passion for Christ and a love of rodeo led us to develop this local chapter in South Central Missouri. Our goal is to impact lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We strive to accomplish this through our annual Rodeo Bible Camp, trail rides, and other events.

Trail to the Cross began in 2009 with a group of young adults seeing the need for reaching youth through the avenue of Rodeo Bible Camps. Trail to the Cross began as a chapter of Fellowship of Christian Cowboys but we have recently joined Rodeo Bible Camps of America. 

Our first camp was held in Salem, MO with an attendance of 23 campers. We held camp in Salem for 2 years, then moved to Rolla, MO for one year. In 2013, our camp was moved to a more permanent location. Through fundraising, generous business and individuals, and money given as a memorial to Amy Connell, Trail to the Cross was able to purchase an arena complex on the grounds of Whispering Winds Bible Camp. In 2017, camp attendance grew to 95, plus we were able to hold several clinics throughout the year, giving us further chances to minister.

Ongoing fundraising and donations make this ministry possible and give us an opportunity to reach and disciple people for Jesus Christ.