The Royal Rangers program is an activity-based, small-group church ministry for boys and young men in grades K-12.  Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christ-like men and life-long servant leaders.  We provide Christ-like character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment.

Royal Rangers enables pastors and men to influence more boys and young men than ever more effectively than ever.  Boys learn to study and apply what the Bible says about integrity, doctrine, biblical world view, cultural issues, and manhood.  In addition, the Royal Rangers ministry molds boys into servant leaders teaching them vital leadership and service skills.

Jess Craig is the group coordinator of Royal Ranger Outpost 42 at Bread of Life A/G.  Jess has worked with the Royal Ranger Department since 1995.  He has served as commander at the local level and is also on the training staff for the Kentucky District Royal Rangers and is currently serving as district president of the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF).  He also serves at training events on the national level.

Ranger Kids
Grades K – 2

Discovery Rangers
Grades 3 – 5

Adventure Rangers
Grades 6 – 8

Adventure Rangers
Grades 9 – 12

Outpost Activities

Weekly meetings are held where boys earn advancements by working on Bible and skill merits.  Activities include campouts, sleepovers, district functions (Pow-Wow, leadership camps, canoe expedition camp, survival camp, and missions camp), and national events (National Camporama and National FCF Rendezvous).

Through the local outpost and state/national events, the Royal Rangers ministry is designed to help boys develop physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially.

Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF)

Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF) is a special program of Royal Rangers that provides boys and men with additional opportunities to develop specialized outdoor skills based on the lore and traditions of the early American frontiersman.


The mission of FCF is to develop a spirit of brotherhood and servanthood among its members who give of their time and energy to enhance the Royal Rangers ministry, their church, community, and world.


FCF was developed to give recognition to older boys and men who had distinguished themselves in the Royal Rangers program through service, advancement, training, and outdoor skills.