Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ministry Update October 2015

Dear Friends,

South Dakota

As many of you know I relocated to South Dakota from Tennessee approximately a year and a half ago. That move was prompted by the impact of the rodeo camp which we co-directed with the Buffalo Jump/Sicangu Lakota Youth Center in Mission, South Dakota 2013 on the Rosebud Reservation. While living in South Dakota, I co-directed two more rodeo camps and participated/co-taught in two Rosebud Experience/Immersion classes in partnership with Wiconi International and Sioux Falls Seminary. Both of these events take place annually in July.  During the year in South Dakota I worked part time at Children's Home Society, Dakotabilities and performed other music events. My housing was made possible by the Anderson family and expenses covered by supporters like you. It was a blessed time and I made many new friends.


The Church of God Heartland Region contracted me to be in Oklahoma and Kansas from October through May of this year to carry out various Native American projects and speak in churches regarding creative evangelism and outreach approaches. I was honored to speak and play music in churches all through Kansas and Oklahoma in September and was needing a place to live temporarily. Darrell Rice, the Administrative Bishop of the Church of God Heartland Region Church of God told me that they had recently closed a church in Muskogee OK and I could live in the parsonage. He also said I could plant a church there given my experience, if I so desired. The very next day I received a call from Bacone College in Muskogee (the oldest American Indian Christian college in America) asking where I was going to be located and that they might need me to do some teaching and supervisions for them. Soon thereafter Barry Belindo came and together we felt we had not only an opportunity to plant a new Native American church in Muskogee, but also the answer for an increased contribution to Native people during the year at the college. Needless to say, I feel I am being directed by the Creator.


This means that I will be serving as Senior/founding pastor of the All Tribes Ministry Center in Muskogee, teaching at Bacone College and still teaching in the immersion class and co-directing the rodeo camp in Mission on Rosebud in July.

I will still need support (even more) as there is a mortgage and expenses to operate the church here and due to the fact that new people don't understand tithing and giving, the need will be even greater. I am already talking to teams that will come during the Summer to help fix up the facility.

Please pray for me as I seek increasing opportunities to serve our host peoples on this land! Thank you all for all you have done and continue to do.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Rosebud Experience and Lakota Rodeo Camp

The Rosebud experience was a great success with the record attendance of over 30 students from both Sioux Falls seminary and Wiconi international. the class was very successful and we thank God for all those who attended we feel that there was much good done as we interacted with a local Lakota people and learn more about their culture and traditions. 
The Lakota rodeo camp was also very successful with lots of little boys riding steers. Mike Lee did a wonderful job training the kids in the rodeo events other instructors worked in the horse section and it was very successful. These two events are the largest projects of my year and I am grateful for the outcome of them. Thanks to the Lutheran church of Hope for their financial support of the rodeo camp. 

The beginner's music camp at Brennans rock-and-roll Academy was a great success and I led drum circles facilitated them and gave the children opportunities to have experiences on instruments that they never played. It was a great time. Brennans rock-and-roll Academy continues to be a wonderful free music lesson center that serves many Native American Youth. 

Next I will be preparing to relocate to Kansas and Oklahoma for the next nine months doing various Native American projects there with the Church of God as a part of my support. Thanks to all who contribute financially to keep this ministry alive and active. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Rosebud Experience

Saturday begins the Rosebud experience which is a collaborative effort between Sioux Falls seminary and with Wiconi international. I have been blessed to be a part of this now for the second year and I will be teaching this year. along with me will be JR Lilly, Doug Anderson, Casey Church,Jay Moon and a number of other speakers which will be providing for the students an immersion experience living on the reservation in Rosebud for a week in South Dakota. There is no other location that is more Ground Zero for Indian country where as we will be visiting Pine Ridge reservation, Red cloud Indian school, Wounded Knee and several other important Native American historical sites in our immersion experience. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Appaloosa Club, Vermilion South Dakota Friday, July 10

I will be speaking at the Appaloosa club in Vermilion South Dakota this coming Friday night at 7 PM I will be speaking on the topic "The significance of the Appaloosa in Nez Perce spirituality"

The Rosebud Experience and Ride Across the Rosebud Cowboy and Indian Camp

Next week is the annual Native American immersion that will take place on the Rosebud reservation in Mission South Dakota. It takes place beginning on Saturday the 11th and goes through Friday the 17th. various Native American instructors will be sharing the Lakota culture with over 20 seminary students and other registrants. 

It appears that as I'm writing this that Michael Lee is possibly win in the Calgary stampede. he will be our featured instructor for our Rid eacross the Rosebud cowboy and Indian camp that will take place in Mission South Dakota 3 August through the six. If you would like to make a donation to help support these programs please note my donation button on this blog. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Corkys update

Before I leave to go back to the southeast to visit with my family I wanted to review my activities completed last year.

Played disability centers by providing movement music programs

Played church services and camp meetings

Co-Directed an all Indian rodeo camp

Attended Native American ceremonies my invitation standing in as family

Assisted and graduate credit immersion class on rosebud reservation working with Sioux Falls seminary

Recorded and released two music albums

Worked as a teachers assistant at children's home Society in Sioux Falls in the Loving school

Traveled and played worship music with the all Lakota band Whitehorse

Assisted in one building project on the reservation

Taught music at the Brandon rock-and-roll academy weekly in Sioux Falls South Dakota

Had one book chapter and one book review published

Played house concerts in Sioux Falls South Dakota area 

attended three day cultural training for state licensed recovery programs under the leadership of all native Lakota instructors

Attended North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies at Wheaton College, Ill.

Please keep in mind that my activities are always increasing and we are working with the Lakota for empowerment and to engage their culture. So please be aware of my donate button on this blog that takes you directly to PayPal where you can support my ministry. God bless you all. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Corky's Schedule

April 21-23-Native American Curriculum for State Accredited, Non-Tribal Mental Health and Substance Abuse Programs in South Dakota

Daily teaching Native Students at Children's Home Society of South Dakota-Sioux Falls SD

Weekly teaching Native students at Brennan Rock N Roll Academy-Sioux Falls SD

June 4-6 North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies-Wheaton College, Chicago IL

Heartland Camp Meeting-Edmond OK

June 23-25-Beginning Guitar Camp-Sioux Falls SD

July 10-speak at Vermillion Appaloosa Club, Vermillion SD

July 11-17-teach in The Rosebud Experience-immersion through Sioux Falls Seminary-Mission SD

July 21-23-Beginning Guitar Camp-Sioux Falls SD

Aug 3-6- Ride Across the Rosebud Cowboy and Indian Camp-Mission SD

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Corky's Revised Schedule

Thanks to all who have continued to support me in my travels, events and programs! You can donate to my Paypal on the donate button of this blog, or send to Dr. Corky Alexander 1516 N. Maynard Lane, Sioux Falls SD 57110

28-Native American Ministries Meeting-Sioux Falls SD

2-Children's Home Society and Brennan's Rock and Roll Academy, Sioux Falls SD

5-7 Church of God Prayer Conference, Wichita KS

8-11a Rolling Hills Church of God, Wichita KS

11-Music Program-Dakotabilities-Sioux Falls SD, Skype with Bacone College class

13-15-special planning meetings in Sioux Falls SD

16-26-Children's Home Society and Brennan's Rock and Roll Academy, Sioux Falls SD

20-22 Outreach with White Horse Ministry Band, Newtown ND

27-29-White Shield Outreach with White Horse Ministry Band, Three Affiliated Tribes Community Center -White Shield ND


24-25 Dakota Conference, Center For Western Studies, Sioux Falls SD


Basketball Camp-Mission SD


4-6 NAIITS Wheaton College, Wheaton ILL.

19-21 American Society of Missiology, Chicago ILL.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

FYI This is the people I serve with. I missed one day riding in this BBC here