We are dedicated to providing instructional rodeo events with the purpose of presenting the good news of Jesus Christ and quality instruction for success. Our events range from our annual Rodeo Bible Camp to a variety of event focused schools, such as Rough Stock, Roping, Bronc Riding, Goat Tying, and Bull Fighting.
Our mission and purpose is to present to cowboys, cowgirls, and those who enjoy the western way of life, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and to disciple them in their commitment to serve Jesus in their relationships and in the fellowship of the local church. We also endeavor to reach out to the rural youth with the good news of Jesus’ love and to exemplify an alternative to the drug and alcohol-influenced lifestyle; to raise up a generation that is committed to Jesus Christ and walks in integrity, and does not compromise at any cost.
Spoon Creek Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes.
In the early 90's a Fellowship of Christian Cowboys bible study was formed in the Kansas City area. Its members soon became involved in a local Christian camp located on Spoon Creek Road. After helping at a summer camp focused on rodeo events and biblical instruction in South Dakota, the members returned to the Kansas City area with a newfound vision.
In 1993 the first Spoon Creek Rodeo Bible Camp was hosted. In 2001 it found its way to the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner, Kansas until 2017 when it relocated to the Linn County Fairgrounds in Mound City, Kansas. Over the years it has grown into junior and senior camps with a variety of unique events and opportunities for students.
George was instrumental in the early years of this Rodeo bible Camp. He also started the AYRA (American Youth Rodeo Association) in 1974 and the CYRA (Christian Youth Rodeo Association) in 2003. George enjoyed being a cowboy and volunteering his time to teach and mentor many young cowboys and cowgirls at his Homestead Rodeo Schools for the his last 40 years in both Olathe and Richmond Kansas. Many of the cowboys and cowgirls that went to his rodeo schools went on to become professionals in the rodeo arena, some making it to the national finals. George was always very proud of all his students and their accomplishments; however, he always told them it was not the buckles they won that made him proud, it was the men and women they had become.
(August 27, 1937 - February 18, 2017)
Mark brought life and laughter to Rodeo Bible Camp for many years. He served as the paramedic for many Spoon Creek events, along with his wife who serves as Spoon Creek's nurse. While Mark took great pride in his work as a firefighter, instructor, and businessman, he was not defined merely by his work. He was measured best by his character, personality, and insatiable love for serving others. He was passionate about telling everyone about his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
(June 7, 1973 - July 19, 2018)