About - Central Plains Region

The churches of the Central Plains Region of the North American Baptist Conference will work together to make more and deeper disciples, multiply ministries (plant churches), and develop leaders.

The Central Plains Region (one of the thirteen regions of the North American Baptist Conference) consists of fifty-six churches of the Great Plains Association (most of South Dakota and a couple of churches in Iowa), the Southwestern Association (Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Missouri), and the Southern Association (Texas and Louisiana).

Our Vision

We envision the churches of the CPRNAB making more and deeper disciples that multiply in their communities.

We envision pastors and church leaders equipped and encouraged in the fulfillment of the Great Commission and Great Commandment.

We envision new leaders being raised up and equipped.

We envision churches being planted across the region and to the ends of the earth.

Our Values

We value dependence on God: Dependence on God is visible by making prayer and God’s Word a priority in everything we do.

We value the local church: The local church is designed by God to accomplish His mission in the world.

We value mission: Mission is making disciples who make disciples leading to the multiplication of ministries/churches.

We value Gospel centered relationships: We can accomplish more together than we can alone.

We value leadership: Leadership is developing emerging servant leaders in the local church.

We value fruitfulness: The CPR will help churches determine their mission and measure their progress in accomplishing it.


Dan Heringer

CPR Regional Minister
Central Plains Region serving churches in South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri, Texas and Louisiana.

He has served as an associate pastor, church planter, Coordinator of Leadership Development for the North American Baptist Conference, Lead Pastor,  and since 2011, the Central Plains Regional Minister.

His primary responsibility, in cooperation with the Great Plains, Southwestern, and Southern Associations of the

North American Baptist Conference, is to provide systems and resources so that every church in his region will grow to consistently help people love God, love people so they become disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ at home and abroad.

He joins with twelve other Regional Ministers with leadership from Dr. Dan Hamil, NAB Executive Director, to develop and maintain church health in NAB churches. Together, they have many tools to offer pastors, leaders and congregations who are ready to take another step in becoming more like Jesus intended.

Dan and his wife, Geri, live in Fort Worth Texas.

Central Plains Regional Leadership Team

Two leaders from each Association serve on the Regional Leadership Team:

Great Plains Association

Andy Wright and Jeff Poppinga

Southwestern Association

Dave Martin and Brad Seifert

Southern Association

JJ Williams and Jackie Loewer