I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.

John 8:12

Bazile Creek is considered the “Mother Church of the Dakota Assocation.

Through the support of the Neighbors in Need grant allocated to Dakota Association, five pastors and one association-wide youth minister serve the Lakota churches.  An administrator and two administrative helpers work throughout the year to keep the business and relationships of Dakota Association ongoing - Winifred Boub (pictured below), Jerry Boub (no photo), and Louie Bluecoat (pictured below). Julie Andrews is the Minister for Youth and Young Adults in Dakota Association. (pictured below)


Winifred Boub, Dakota Association's Program Coordinator/Administrative Manager


Louie Bluecoat , Dakota Association's Administrative Assistant


Judith Andrews, Minister for Youth and Young Adults in Dakota Association.


[Back row left to right]: Byron Buffalo, LeRoy Bobtail Bear, Norman Blue Coat.

[Front row left to right]: Mike Kills Pretty Enemy and Ted Knife, Sr. Pastors pictured separately Hampton Andrews and Judith Andrews.

Hampton Andrews is the pastor at Ponca Creek UCC

The kingdom of God is within you.

Luke 17:21