The mission of The Tree 197 Ministries is to be the “CHURCH” outside the walls of the church.  Empowering, Equipping, and Unleashing GOD’S people to do GOD’S work.
We are spiritual contributors, not spiritual consumers.  The church does not exist for us.  We are the church and we exist for the world.
Meet our leadership team who is here to serve you.

Teaching Pastor


Darrin Major and his wife Keri are the founders and lead pastors, of Tree 197 Ministries in Camdenton, Missouri.  ‘The Tree’ as it has become to be known and is in year 8 of its ministry. He is the lead pastor and the primary teacher during our Sunday service. Darrin and his wife oversee the direction of the church with much prayer and guidance from their church family and other Ministry Leaders. They are passionate for the vision the Lord has unfolded and laid upon their hearts to bring restoration and Jesus to their community.
They have four AMAZING children; three which are adults and three (almost 4) BEAUTIFUL grandchildren!

Pastors Wife

Keri and Darrin have been doing ministry work along side one another for 20+ years. She has been married to that bald guy for 28+ years and is passionate not only about him, but also about God’s people; especially women, youth and children feeling wanted, loved, secure and empowered by who they are in Jesus Christ.  
We takes the money!! LOL
When we manage money God’s way, the results are life-changing.  The Tree is committed to honoring God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of Tree 197 Ministries and that we remain above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of simple strategies, transparent internal control through our church leadership, finance team leadership, and our church family which is essential in doing God’s work as ONE church and furthering His Kingdom.

Children’s Ministry

It’s our goal to inspire curiosity and wonder about God and provide a place for kids to belong. Tree Kids and Toddlers will discover more about God and come to know God in a personal way. We are so passionate about kids learning about Jesus in a way they can understand!

Men’s Encounter & Ashes to Beauty Ministry Liaisons

Encounter is a 48 hour weekend, where men & women (18 years & older) from all walks of life, can experience the power and freedom, paid for by Jesus on the cross.

Praise and Worship

The goal as a worship leader, is to take people to a place, His place, of true Surrender. A place of nothing but His Spirit, where there is this bright light, and everything around you disappears. All our thoughts fade away and all there is, is you and Him. To make this our life style; daily, minutely, secondly going to this place with Him.
(If you or you know of someone who would be willing to share their gifts in this area please MESSAGE US!) 
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of our church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools to the best of our ability for Kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook feed for additional church communication.

Women’s Ministry Liaisons

Began a journey of transformation with other women by building friendships and engaging in community together through studies, workshops, out reaches, IF:LOZ (for women) and many shared experiences.
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If anyone is going to change the world it’s the
Next Generation!!
Grades 6th – 12th
NeX GeN Student Ministry is STUDENT LED!  They take turns preparing the activities, worship and the teaching each week!!
(Darrin & Keri personally facilitate each week.)
Our prayer is that students will find THEIR FAITH and will be passionate followers of Jesus Christ in their EVERYDAY lives!
WE ARE SEEKING A PRAYER COORDINATOR TO FILL THIS MUCH NEEDED SPOT!  (If you or you know someone who has the gift of Intercessory Prayer, please message us!)   
Submit your prayer request here!!!