The Pine Ridge Baptist Church was founded in June of 2012 by Ken and Sherry Trivette. It serves as both a place of worship and a base for ministry on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Ken and Sherry Trivette moved to the Pine Ridge Reservation in 2012 after holding several tent meeting revivals on the reservation. They were burdened for the needs of the Oglala Lakota Sioux living on the reservation. After renting a building for services for two years, the Trivettes acquired land near Batesland, South Dakota, and construction of their church building began soon after. The Pine Ridge Baptist Church holds a service at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, and a Bible study at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
Ken and Sherry also provide meals and transportation for many of the churchgoers each week, as well as hold clothing distribution events and provide food vouchers to the people so that they may purchase groceries at a local store. Most of the Lakota people live far below poverty conditions, often living in unfurnished homes which provide little access to electricity and shelter from harsh winter conditions. Alcoholism is also a severe issue among the people on the reservation, leading to further living complications. The people also lack access to proper healthcare and education due to the hospitals and schools suffering from high turnover among doctors and teachers, respectively.
But while the needs of the people are many, Ken and Sherry’s ministry serves the people by introducing them to the Gospel message. They have seen many lives changed through their ministry. If you would like to learn more about the Pine Ridge Baptist Church, visit the Media page to view several video documentaries that have been made about Ken and Sherry’s ministry. If you would like to learn more about how you can support the ministry of the Pine Ridge Baptist Church, visit the Support page.