Welcome to ODCMA!

What is the Owensboro-Daviess County Ministerial Association?

ODCMA is a collegial interfaith organization for the leaders of the Owensboro-Daviess County Area faith communities. Our purpose is to nurture Owensboro as a compassionate community. We invite a pastor or representative from each church or faith home to attend.

Meetings are at 9:00 a.m. on the fourth Thursday at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital on Pleasant Valley Road. The November meeting will be on the third Thursday because of Thanksgiving. ODCMA does not meet in December, June, and July.

Meeting room location at the hospital may vary so contact the President or hospital Pastoral Care at 270-417-2100 to get exact location.


Crop Walk is an international program that began in 1947 by the Church World Service to combat hunger. Locally the event has raised about $30,000 since in began in 2005; 25% of the proceeds stay in the local community to fight hunger.

Local beneficiaries have included the following: Help Office; Working Hands, which was founded by Dianne Morris and Cathy Alverson; and 'A Simple Path' which is a 'reverse soup kitchen' founded by Kim Jagoe.

Owensboro's CROP Walk is in late September or early October. We usually begin at Smothers Park on the riverfront. (Register / Donate)

This 2-3 week interfaith event began in 2011 by the work of the Owensboro-Daviess County Ministerial Association. It is 'A Celebration of the Many Religions in Our Area' with the purpose to nuture Owensboro as a compasionate community.

Faith Fest takes place in November. Several Faith Communities participate and activities include the following: Lectures; Tour of Faith Homes; Concerts; and various Activities. Faith Fest Owensboro concludes with an Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service.

Event details can be found at Faith Fest Owensboro. The Kentucky Council of Churches has given special commendation to the Owensboro-Daviess County Ministerial Association for its interfaith work and Faith Fest Owensboro

In 2015 ODCMA started a monthly community potluck that rotates to various faith homes in the community.

Contact Information

Rev. Randy Jones, President
Woodlawn Methodist Church