St Patrick’s Day Parade Des Moines 2023


Great opportunity to share the gospel and distribute tracts at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Des Moines. We will have several St Patrick’s Day tracts and million dollar bills available. We will provide some evangelism training this year before the events provided by Tony Ramsek. After training and some time of prayer, we will gather together downtown on the parade route to engage in conversation with many before and during the parade.

The outreach will be held along the parade route, published on the parade site.

The parade begins at noon, we will meet at the parade route to being tract distribution at 11:00 am.


March 17, 2023
9:00 am Five Steps to Witnessing Tony Ramsek
11:00 am Parade Outreach Outreach Pairs or Trios
We will meet at the parade route about an hour before it begins. Beginning with prayer, then break up into small teams to distribute tracts and share the gospel ahead of the parade. After the parade, we will gather back together for sharing and encouragement. The parade begins at noon.
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Speaker Information

Tony Ramsek 2021 Photo
Tony Ramsek (Answers in Genesis, What Does the Scripture Say)

Tony has worked for Answers in Genesis since 1999 and leads numerous gospel outreaches for the ministry. Through his personal evangelism ministry called What Does the Scripture Say Tony, his wife, and their six children, enjoy leading gospel outreaches at state and county fairs, parades, outdoor markets and other venues. His heart’s desire is to exalt Christ, equip the saints, and evangelize the lost.

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Shawn Barr (Grace Fellowship Church)

Shawn is the Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Des Moines, IA.  He has been a pastor since 1997 serving in three different churches as a solo pastor, executive pastor, church planter and lead pastor.  He is a graduate of Iowa State University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Delana. Together they have four children and six grandchildren.  He is the author of “Fire in your Bones”, a book about open-air preaching. He would like to someday have a German Wirehair Griffon.

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Tony Didlo (Cornerstone Church, Altoona)

Tony Didlo is the Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Altoona and has a passion to reach the lost. He has been preaching the gospel in the Des Moines area for over 20 years. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Jails, Prison or the streets fulfilling the great commission is the focus. He has attended the Ambassadors Academy and studied the School of Biblical Evangelism with the Way of the Master ministry. Tony has experience in teaching and equipping others to reach the lost.

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Jon Neifert (Tulip Gospel Outreach)

Jon Neifert is the founder of Tulip Gospel Outreach and finds great joy in sharing the gospel message and telling others of the work of Christ. Jon has has attended and served as a team leader for the Living Waters Ambassador’s Academy and has experience sharing the gospel and coordinating outreach events since 2017.

Jon, his wife, and two sons enjoy technology, outdoors, hiking and wildlife, and raising animals on their acreage near Pella, IA. Jon has a degree in Applied Computer Science form William Penn University. He grew up as a pastors kid in the Friends church. He currently attends and serves his local church, Tracy Christian Reformed Church.


Grace Fellowship Church - Des Moines
2440 Capital Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

Event Sponsor: Shawn Barr, Tony Didlo, Jon Neifert