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Street Address:

1021 W College, Independence MO 64050

Mailing Address:

500 W Pacific, Independence MO 64050

Dave Winship, Co-pastor

Shawn Mallas, Co-pastor

Dave McDonald, Co-pastor


A new ministry of Open Arms Community of Christ is being formed called Peace Riders, a motorcycle ministry and ride group!  We are proud to announce that the first chapter is being formed by the founder of Peace Riders, Steve Palmer, right here in Independence. Peace Riders is partnering with the Open Arms congregation to help get this new and exciting ministry opportunity some momentum. 

We are looking to get the information out to those with a passion for motorcycles, to help form this first chapter.  We would appreciate your support in joining Peace Riders or passing this information on to anyone you know that would want to be part of a Community of Christ motorcycle ministry and ride group. 

In 2012, Open Arms and Peace Riders expanded our successful annual Biker Blessing service, by hosting a Biker Rally and Ride on April 28. This was a charity benefit for CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association) with fun and fellowship for all ages. 

In 2013, the 7th Annual Peace Riders Charity Motorcycle Rally was a benefit to support the Excelsior Springs Veterans Clinic.

Information on the 2014 Ride is available here.

For more information on upcoming events or how to become a member of Peace Riders contact Steve Palmer at or