Christian Ministries is a church where you are welcome! Our vision is to minister to the family by impacting the individual. We aim to teach the Word of God in it’s complete truth and life-changing power. We believe the Christian life is to be lived all week long. Being a part of the CMC family gives you a strong foundation and environment to grow from and thrive in with other Christians.


Christian Ministries Church began on September 17, 1972. Don and Hettie Lue Brooks started the ministry in Hot Springs, Arkansas along with their family. Pastor Ashley Ellison was ordained out of CMC, and began pastoring this work in Southwest Missouri in 2004.



Christian Ministries Church is a non-denominational charismatic church focused on making a positive impact upon the cities of Southwest Missouri by creating a church atmosphere where all individuals and families can grow in faith and discover God’s plan for their lives.



Christian Ministries Church does not have a formal membership process. If you are a regular attendee, then you are considered a member. However, we do have new members’ dinners to introduce all those who have joined in the past year.


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Senior Pastors: 
Ashley & Michelle Ellison
Joshua Ashlyn
Associate/Youth Pastors: Joshua & Ashlyn Gunter
Associate Pastor:
BJ Stockstill
Angela Garbee
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 Worship Leader:
Melanie Bertoglio


Christian Ministries Church is active! And we want everyone to be able to
get to know others, and be known. The best ways to feel connected are by attaching yourself to a smaller group, serving in our church and community, and participating in services and events. Scroll down to learn more about each group and how to become involved.

College & Career

The College & Career Life Group brings together people from similar walks of life. If you’re a recent high school graduate, current college student, or in your 20s or 30s, this group is for you! We want to connect and do life together! Check out our upcoming events below!

Young Married

This Life Group is for married couples – it’s that life stage where the single life is definitely behind you, but you’re still not a long way into the whole “family” experience. It’s that time of discovering what partnership and friendship in your marriage is really all about, and for some of us, how to manage life with young children. So if you are newly married, been married for a while with no kids, or maybe even have a few little ones, the “Young Marrieds” Life Group is a great place for you!

Early Family Life

Do you usually find yourself barely completing a hectic day’s schedule and then just starting all over again the next day? So do we! The early years of family life can bring many changes and challenges. In the midst of these busy schedules, it is so important for young families to enjoy the season they’re in and stay connected and involved in the Body of Christ. This enthusiastic Life Group exists to encourage families to grow in intimacy with God, with one another, and with other families.

Mid Family Life

If your kids are from middle school to high school age, you’ll connect with the families in this Life Group! We’re all trying our best to raise godly young people into successful adults and keep our families unified, sometimes despite our conflicting schedules. This Life Group provides a great opportunity for some quality family time, while building lasting relationships with other families in this season of life! It’s so important to do life with people in the Body of Christ. Join us for our next event!

Late Family Life

Together we’re celebrating this season of life, as middle-aged adults and all that comes with it! This Life Group is for adults, married or single, who find themselves done or almost done with parenting, or maybe you’ve never had children. We want to connect with you! We can easily get caught up in our own daily lives and miss out on building significant friendships with other Christians. Don’t miss out on the great times to be had with friends in this Life Group!


Just Older Youth. That’s what we are! There are so many joys that come with age, and we celebrate those together. Whether it’s enjoying a good meal together, playing card games, or reminiscing about the great memories in our lives, we enjoy our time spent together with like-minded friends. If you’re older and love good fellowship with great people, then we’d love to have you join us at one of our events!

Nov 29, 2015
No Christ = No Christmas; Know Christ = Know Christmas
Our culture is trying to exclude Jesus from the Christmas season. It is important for Christians to know Christ so we can know Christmas!
  • Nov 29, 2015No Christ = No Christmas; Know Christ = Know Christmas
    Nov 29, 2015
    No Christ = No Christmas; Know Christ = Know Christmas
    Our culture is trying to exclude Jesus from the Christmas season. It is important for Christians to know Christ so we can know Christmas!
  • Nov 25, 2015The Object of Our Thanksgiving
    Nov 25, 2015
    The Object of Our Thanksgiving
    What is the object of your Thanksgiving this year?
  • Nov 22, 2015Thanksgiving Proclamation
    Nov 22, 2015
    Thanksgiving Proclamation
    Thanksgiving is an attitude of the heart we should have, all year round! Giving thanks is God's will for us! Be encouraged by this message today!
  • Nov 18, 2015How To Deal With Doubt
    Nov 18, 2015
    How To Deal With Doubt
    In this great message, Pastor Ashley explains how to handle doubt when it creeps into our lives.
  • Nov 15, 2015The Good Samaritan
    Nov 15, 2015
    The Good Samaritan
    You will be blown away by the truth Pastor Ashley teaches from this parable. It's a beautiful parallel to Jesus and the way he relates to us and the church! Learn from this powerful teaching about the Good Samaritan.
  • Nov 11, 2015The Pharisee And The Tax Collector
    Nov 11, 2015
    The Pharisee And The Tax Collector
    We must learn a lesson from this great parable Jesus told. What's the motive of your heart? It's only by grace we've been saved. Not by our own works.
  • Nov 8, 2015Join The Fight Club
    Nov 8, 2015
    Join The Fight Club
    When battles come in our lives we've got to know how to fight in prayer! Pastor Paul Kern lays out an invitation to join the fight club!
  • Nov 4, 2015God Is Looking For You
    Nov 4, 2015
    God Is Looking For You
  • Nov 1, 2015Lodebar – The Valley of Regret
    Nov 1, 2015
    Lodebar – The Valley of Regret
    You may be living in regret of past failures or mistakes. However, you don't have to! God has a place for you at His table! It's time to move out of Lo-debar!
  • Oct 28, 2015Three Servants
    Oct 28, 2015
    Three Servants
Thank you for being generous and making an impact through CMC. God is doing an amazing work at Christian Ministries Church.
Christian Ministries Church
802 Riley Drive
Billings, MO 65610
Phone: 417-369-0445