Below is a list of people, listed by association, who are willing to supply preach. You will find their church home, church pastor, short biography, availability, and distance willing to travel. While all supply preachers have been vetted through their pastor, the Dakota Baptist Convention does not guarantee the quality or theological positions of these men.
Vetted Supply Preachers by Association
Badlands Baptist Association
John Lane: attends First Baptist Church – Watford City. Available March – August and is willing to travel up to 200 miles. You can reach John at 701-570-6341, 701-586-3774 or helenlane331*yahoo-com.
John has held full-time pastorates for 60+ years. He has served pioneer missions in Montana and Wyoming as well as one year in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He served as pastor at First Baptist Church of Watford City from 199-2002 and September 2006 – July 22, 2018. He has been married for 62 years, has four living children (1 deceased in 1994 – pancreatic cancer); 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with 2 new ones expected shortly.
Black Hills Baptist Association
Brett Backhaus: attends Hills of Grace. Reference: Pastor Jimmy Dettman (pastor.jimmy.dettman*gmail-com). You can reach Brett at brett.backhaus*gmail-com.
Ron Estes: attends Christ Church. Reference: Pastor Garvon Golden (pastor*christchurchrc-com). You can reach Ron at rone57702*hotmail-com.
Ron currently works at Christ Church as the Administrative Assistant to the Pastor. He has been supply preaching for 3+ years and enjoys helping pastors out.
Jonathan Hansen: attends Connection – Spearfish. Reference: Pastor Jon Ballard (jon*spearfishconnection-com). You can reach Jonathan at fishandcustard0011*gmail-com.
Jonathan has been a part of Connection Church Spearfish for a number of years. He has served on the worship team, college ministry, youth ministry and is presently serving as a pastoral intern. Jonathan is going through the NAMB pipeline and is presently receiving theological training through seminary extension. Jonathan has preached a few times at Connection Church Sturgis and loves getting to preach the Word of God.
Wayland Holbrook: attends Rapid Valley Baptist. You can reach Wayland at souldoctor*rushmore-com.
Keith McCraw: attends Christ Church. Reference: Pastor Garvon Golden (pastor*christchurchrc-com). You can reach Keith at pastor.keith.mccraw*gmail-com.
Chris Orr: attends Christ Church. Reference: Pastor Garvon Golden (pastor*christchurchrc-com). You can reach Chris at or chris*orrweather-com.
Chris is an elder at Christ Church and has been teaching and preaching for more than 30 years. He has been trained in Transitional Pastor Ministry and holds certificates in Hebrew Bible Studies and Jewish Studies. He can travel anywhere in the Dakotas and beyond.
Jacob Roth: attends South Canyon Baptist Church. Reference: Brent Reeves (pastorbrent*southcanyonbaptist-org). Jacob is willing to travel up to 100 miles from Rapid City. You can reach Jacob at j.roth518*yahoo-com.
Jacob is a part of the Timothy Pastoral Apprenticeship program at SCBS. Jacob’s family moved out to the Black Hills in the fall of 2019 to be a part of this program and pursue his call to ministry. He and his wife have three kids ranging from 1 – 4 years old.
OC Summers: Retired pastor from Rapid Valley Baptist Church. You can reach OC at 605-347-1257.
Heartland Baptist Association
Julian Burgess: Home church/pastor – Wagon Wheel Cowboy Church. Available year-round and willing to travel to any location within the Dakotas. You can reach Julian at southdakotacowboy10*gmail-com.
Vernon Dalstein, Jr: Home church/pastor. Available year-round and willing to travel 200 miles to the North of Aberdeen and 150 miles to the South of Aberdeen. You can reach Vernon at vdalstein*trinitybiblecollege-edu.
Vernon was raised in a Southern Baptist Church in Missouri. He has been a licensed Southern Baptist minister since 1979. He resides in Ellendale, ND and is currently an Associate Professor in Mathematics at Trinity Bible College.
Buck Hill: NAMB Missions Director for Dakota Baptist Convention. Available year-round and willing to travel to any location within the Dakotas. You can reach Buck at buck*dakotabaptist-com.
Buck is currently serving as the State Missions Director for the Dakotas. He has been working for the state convention for over 20 years. He has also been a church planter and pastor in the Dakotas.
Northland Baptist Association
Prairie Partners Baptist Association
Robert Compere: NAMB endorsed chaplain at Minot Air Force Base. Available to travel up to 275 miles from Minot, North Dakota and is available year-round. Robert can be reached at r_lcompere*hotmail-com.
Robert has been married for 27 years to Anne. They have four children and one daughter-in-law; three children are in college. He was a Southern Baptist pastor for 18 years before becoming a chaplain. He has preached to all sizes of congregations. He also has a PhD in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Seminary.
Steve Martin: attends Journey Church. Reference: Dan Andrus (pastordan_2008*yahoo-com). Available to travel all of western North Dakota. Steve can be reached at steve.martin*minot-k12-nd-us.
Steve has been a member at Journey Church since March 1991, and has been supply preaching since 1993. He has been a school counselor for the past 22years. Before that, he served in the US Air Force.
Jeff Musgrave: Church Health & Leadership Development for Dakota Baptist Convention.. Available year-round and willing to travel to any location within the Dakotas. Jeff can be reached at jeff*dakotabaptist-com
Jeff is currently serving as the Church Health & Leadership Consultant for the Dakotas. He was the pastor for First Baptist Church – Langdon for 7 1/2 years and has been in the Dakotas for over 12.
Siouxland Baptist Association
South Valley Baptist Association
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