Many of the photos in our slideshow above were taken by Jan Bradley. 14 of the photos shown were by Jim Robertson, from the Boone Electric Cooperative and are being used by permission
Regretfully, our planned Cowboy Church Bible/Horse Camp for Kids had to be put on hold for now. We will be planning other family-friendly events on down the trail, so keep watching for those.
Pastor Dale and MaryAnn Larison welcome you to the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church. Put on your blue jeans, saddle up (your car or truck) and head out some Monday evening at 7 pm to our ranch location at 15257 N. Tucker School Road for great Christian Worship and Cowboy Fellowship.
Everyone is Welcome!
15257 N. Tucker School Road
(North of Columbia, Missouri)
Here are directions to the Ranch:
From Columbia, take Hwy 63 north for about a 10 minute drive, turn right (east), as if going to Hallsville on Hwy 124.
Congratulations to Debbie Freemantle (formerly Debbie Dickson) on her marriage on June 27th to Mark Freemantle. Shown here are Debbie and her Mom, Janet Dickson, both members of our Cowboy Church.
Bailey and David Pauley feed Geep the sheep at Cowboy Church as Pastor Dale talks to the Buckaroos about the Passover Lamb in the Book of Exodus.
Wade and Ashley Vandlelicht and their baby daughter joined us for Cowboy Church on Memorial Day. Wade lead our music with some great songs honoring both our Lord and also the seven Veterans present at the service that night. 43 Cowboys and cowgirls attended the service that night.
We had a great time on May 15 & 16 at the 2015 Training Classic Horse Show! Sabrina Graham did a great job putting this new Horse Show together. Our Cowboy Church supplied the concessions for the two days.
Sabrina Graham explains some of the Classes Cowboy Church members may enter at the Training Classic Horse Show May 15 and 16 in Sedalia at the State Fair Grounds.
(Above) Mounted up are Sharon Himmelberg (left) and Ray Spencer (right).
Four of our Cowgirls perform a dramatic reading at Cowboy Church on Monday night, May 4th. From left to right they are Betty Knipp, Sharon Himmelberg, Debbie Dixon and MaryAnn Larison. "Cowboy" the horse, listens intently from his stall to the right!
Our Cowboy Church is now meeting on a Ranch about 10 to 12 minutes north of
Columbia, Missouri on Monday nights at 7 pm.
Everyone is Welcome!
Wear your blue jeans or whatever you feel comfortable in.
This working ranch is located about one mile up Tucker School Road off Hwy 124. (Just about 10 minutes north of Columbia, Missouri)
We took a step back into the Old West Monday, March 9th, at Cowboy Church. Point Riders, Butch Filkins and Ray Spencer showed their great collection of cowboy gear from days gone by.
The Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church welcomes Mrs. MaryAnn Larison to the Cowboy Church Family!
Pastor Dale and MaryAnn Larison
Our Wranglers and Point Riders Meeting Tuesday night, February 3rd at Bandanas BBQ, was attended by 18 church leaders. Many events and activities were discussed and a number of those attending agreed to be Point Riders for those various events and activities. The activities discussed included a Fun Show, a Spring Trail Ride, A Weekend Retreat with horse riding and Bible studies, an NRA sponsored course on How Not to be a Victim, and a Western Museum Display Night at the Cowboy Church. Also discussed at the meeting was the work of our Building Committee and the process the Committee is taking. (You may read the weekly Round-up Newsletter on this website under the Information Center tab above.)
Our Services are on Monday evenings at 7 PM.
Haley Schrimpf put on quite a Barrel Racing Demo October 27th, as the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church met for the last time in the Central Missouri Events Center.
To see this week's Cowboy Church Newsletter, "The Round-Up", look at the Info Center tab above and then "Weekly Round-Up Newsletter".
We had a great day for our Trail Ride and Picnic at Pastor Dale's Ranch. Thanks to all who attended and brought their horses and the wonderful food! (Photos by Jan Bradley)
The Fall Chuck Wagon Dinner Theater - 30 people attended at the Spencers' on Saturday October 18th.
Larry McDaniel, From the Coyote Hill Children's Home Spoke at the Cowboy Church Monday Night, Sept 22nd
Larry McDaniel, and several of the staff from Coyote Hill Children's Home were with us Monday night, September 22nd. Larry played his piano keyboard, with Wayne Walker on bass and Jerry Kilgore on guitar, then he told us about the Children's Home and their Horse Therapy Program. Larry also provided a Horse/people interactive exercise during our Fellowship Time after the Worship Service. We had a great crowd of nearly 70 people and 10 horses at the service.
Fall Cowboy Church Trophy Shoots were Oct. 4th and 11th.
The Five Stand Shoot was at Prairie Grove Saturday, October 4th at 10 am. The Sporting Clays Shoot was also at Prairie Grove Saturday, October 11th..
The Five-Stand Winners were 1st - Butch Filkins, 2nd - John Egloff, 3rd - Jan Bradley, 4th - Ray Spencer. It was a windy day and a challenging course, but all the participants had a great time!
Our Annual Fall Cowboy Church Sporting Clays Shoot was a great success. The winners of the contest were 1st - Wade Vandelicht, 2nd - Mike Martin, 3rd - Ray Spencer, 4th - Jerry Kilgore, and 5th -Jan Bradley. Congratulations to these sharp-shooters! Everyone had a fun time of shooting and fellowship! Thanks to Ray Spencer for organizing these Fall Shoots in successive weekends.
83 people enjoyed our worship service Monday night, June 23rd and then a great demonstration of horseback riding and pistol shooting. Thanks to the Central Missouri Mounted Shooters for a great show!
You don't have to have a horse to attend the Cowboy Church. This Cowboy Church is for anyone that has that independent American Cowboy Spirit and likes the idea of a laid-back, come as you are church, in a unique setting.
There will not be a Men's Breakfast this month because we will be participating in Orschelns' Horse Days on Saturday July 11th.