Specializing in Faith & Religion
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Niche Evangelical Ministries

Truck stops, rodeos, and raceways are not exactly the kinds of places one expects to attend church. Yet, evangelical Christians have begun using these locations to offer exactly this, transforming them into centers of religious outreach for niche and often “unchurched” populations. The sounds of these highly specialized ministries illustrate how they often succeed: by enmeshing themselves in the culture the communities they are trying to reach, and by catering to their specific needs.

Trucker Chapels:

Cowboy Church:

Raceway Ministry:

Recordings by Lauren Pond, Caroline Toy, and Isaac Weiner
Produced for the American Religious Sounds Project