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
This is our new meeting site beginning Monday, March 30th at 7 pm. A work day is planned there on Sunday afternoon, March 29th at 1 pm to prepare for our first service there.
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.
This working ranch is located about one mile up Tucker School Road off Hwy 124. (Just about 10 minutes north of Columbia, Missouri)
More Information to come!
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
We may be moving our Cowboy Church meeting location again by the end of March, 2015. If you should know of a horse arena in the Columbia, Missouri area that we might be able to rent, both for our worship services and for horseback riding. please email Pastor Dale Larison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The Wranglers had a consensus that we should proceded to focus on the 5 acre lot along Hwy 124, one mile east of Hwy 63 and north of Columbia, that Ray and Barb Spencer have offered to us for sale. A report of all of these discussions and decisions will be included in the Round-Up News Letter this weekend. (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.
Our present meeting location is, "The Discount Mattress Store" 7212 I-70 Drive SE. To get there, either take the Lake of the Woods Exit and get onto the South Service Road of I-70 and go east a mile, or take the Hwy Z-Centralia Exit, get onto the South Service Road for I-70 and go west one mile. We hope to see everyone there for our Worship Services!
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!
We welcome you every Monday night to our 7pm Worship Service at the Discount Mattress Store, 7212 I-70 Drive SE.
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.
All Men and their Guests are invited to our Monthly Men's Breakfast at JJ's Restaurant Saturday morning, March 14th at 9 am. The nine men attending our February Breakfast enjoyed Mike Long's new "Cowboy Omlet!" Thanks, Mike. It was super!
We had a great Trail Ride and Potluck Picnic Dinner Saturday, October 25th at Pastor Dale's Place in Audrain County. Thanks to all who brought their horses to ride and those who brought themsleves and the great food for our picnic. See the photos to the left.
Gateway Cowboy Church's Spring Trail Ride and Picnic was Saturday, May 17th, at the Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area. 28 Riders took the 2 1/2 hour ride on a beautiful day. Thanks to Dave Binney for organizing this event and doing a great job with all the preparations! Several other members of the Cowboy Church joined the group for the Picnic at the lakeside after the ride. The Lord gave us a wonderful day!
By September 15th, 2014 we had 46,164 people look at our Homepage for the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church! By December 28th, 2014, we had 50,106 take a look! By March 7, 2015 we had 53,411! Praise the Lord! Thanks for dropping by our website! Why not drop by our services some Monday night?
The First Annual Peep Skeet was a great success. Everyone that attended had a great time. Thanks to Ray and Barb for all their work to make it a fun time for all. The photo above shows all the participants.