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Upcoming Events


Easter Sunrise Service
7:00 AM
At the Barrel Racing Horse Contest in the Central Missouri Events Center at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Everyone is invited.


Cowboy Church Worship Service
7:00 PM
The worship Service begins 7 pm, then our Fellowship time with cowboy goodies begins about 8 pm.


Horse Whisperer
7:00 PM
David Kenyon, the Horse Whisperer, will make a presentation at Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church. Admission is free!
Cowboy Church Worship Service
7:00 PM
The worship Service begins 7 pm, then our Fellowship time with cowboy goodies begins about 8 pm.
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Columbia, MO

Fair, 74 F

     Partly Cloudy. High: 79 Low: 57
     PM Thunderstorms. High: 71 Low: 47
     Sunny. High: 69 Low: 45
     Partly Cloudy. High: 75 Low: 59
     Thunderstorms. High: 72 Low: 49
  • Pastor Dale shares with the Buckaroos and the Adults enjoy it too!
  • 2013 Fall Shoot Participants
  • Great Crowd at Band Appreciation Night
  • Everyone Welcome Mondays at 7 pm.
  • We know how to do Potluck Dinners!
  • Pastor Dale explains the Christian Cowboy Way.
  • The messages are biblical, about the Christian walk, and from the heart.
  • People of all ages enjoy Cowboy Church.
  • There is plenty of room for you. Come as you are!
  • Christian Cowboy music is what we love!
  • Our offerings are put in a pair of Cowboy boots.
  • Cowboys and Cowgirls of all ages love Cowboy Church.
  • A young Roy Rogers?
  • A chance to give your horse some arena experience before and after the worship service.
  • Cowboy Church is a family experience.
  • Sandy and her horse, Dixie.
  • "Best looking crowd ever!"
  • Crack shot, Mike Martin.
  • Wade Vandelicht shows the clay targets no mercy.
  • Our Spring Shoot at Riverhills.
  • The Ten Gallon Hat Cowboy Band plays in New Franklin, MO.
  • The Stick Pony Race at our Summer Cowboy Church Fun Show in Ashland.
  • Rick Gunier, former US Marine, flys the Colors at the Fun Show.
  • Hold your tongue just right and ride smooth.
  • Now I know why they call it a "Fun Show."
  • Mike McDow on his pretty pony.
  • Barb Spencer prepares the Cowboy Grub at the Fun Show.
  • Kids had a blast at the Fun Show.
  • Rick helps Joey ride his trusty steed.
  • We have Cowboy Church T-Shirts and Caps.
  • Picnicing at the Spring Trail Ride.
  • The Boy Scouts join us for worship at the Trail Ride.
  • Cowpokes are hungry after a 3 hour Trail Ride.
  • Fred and Jane Craig ride the Bennett Trail.
  • 35 riders participated in our Spring 2013 Trail Ride.
  • A beautiful day on the trail.
  • Mules like the trail too!
  • Pink ribbon on a pretty mare.
  • A day they will remember.
  • Patienty waiting for the service to end and the riding to begin.
  • Meeting in the arena at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
  • The Ten Gallon Hat Cowboy Band.
  • Marking our second year. Thanks, Jan Bradley, for the cake.
  • Ray Spencer brings his Chuck Wagon to Cowboy Church.
  • The Buckaroos enjoy Pastor Dale's Stories.
  • We dress warm in the winter and do just fine. Cowboys are tough!
  • Our musicians during our Sunday experiment.
  • Barb and Ray Spencer serve up the warm grub at the Chuck Wagon.
  • The kids named our Carpet Pony Prophet.
  • Some songs you just have to stand to sing.
  • A lot of bull.
  • Cowboys and Cowgirls are hungry to learn about the Lord and His Word.
  • Something poetic about Cowboys out on the range.
  • Tuning up and about ready to rock.
  • A Cowboy's Cathedral.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 - ““Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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.


We had a nice crowd of 61 Cowboys and Cowgirls at our service Monday, April 14th. Thanks to Jerry Kilgore for some excellent Christian Cowboy Music.  The message from God's Word was "Prophecy and the Tetrad Blood Moons."

Come and join with us next Monday at 7 pm at the Central Missouri Events Center at the Boone County Fairgrounds.


Horse Whisperer Coming to the Cowboy Church

David Kenyon, the Horse Whisperer, will make a presentation of his amazing abilities to work with an unbroken horse at the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church on Monday, April 28th at 7 pm. Everyone is Welcome!  Admission is Free, but a love offering will be taken for David during the service.


Photo by Benjamin Mack of the Columbia Missourian

We had a great service on March 17th, St. Patrick Day.  We had 80 Cowboys and Cowgirls attend the Worship Service.  Thanks to Jerry Kilgore, Valerie Stevens and Gretchen Smith for an outstanding musical concert during the worship hour. Thanks also to our Impromptu Players for their fun skit entitled, "The Irish Cowboy Rides Again."  The actors were, Phil MacMahan and Donal and Betty Knipp. Great job, guys!

Photo by Jan Bradley


We welcome you every Monday night to our 7 pm Worship Service at the Boone County Fairgrounds Arena Building.  

The Ten Gallon Hat Cowboy Band on the night of February 24th as the Cowboy Church says thanks to them! 101 people attended the Potluck Dinner and Worship Service that night.

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.



Pastor Jim Matthews, of the Cape County Cowboy Church, and his horse, Bernie. This was at the March 7th-8th meeting of the Midwest Cowboy Church Network meeting at the CCCC in Cape Girardeau, MO. (Photo by Wayne Walker)






Contact Us  
Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church
Mondays 7 pm - Boone County Fairgrounds Arena, off E. Starke
Columbia , Missouri 65202
Telephone: 573-808-6595
Easter Sunrise Service 7 am

You are invited to an Easter Sunrise Service Easter Morning at the Boone County Fairgrounds at 7 am during the Barrel Racing Contest Weekend.  Cowboy Pastor Dale Larison will give the message and Jerry Kilgore will provide the music. Hope to see you there!

Peep Skeet April 19

At Barb and Ray Spencer's B & B near Hallsville.  See details in our Newsletter under the info section of our website.

A Tea at the Victorian Country Inn
Mothers Day Weekend (May 10,11) at 2pm there will be a Kentucky Derby Tea.  Mint Julip Tea and tiered trays of Savory Sweets. The profits will go for the Gateway Cowboy Church Building Fund. Reservations Required
Barb Spencer has over 50 hats for photo ops
Victorian Country,
Is Your Photo on Our Chuck Wagon Yet?

This is a look at our new Member/Attender Photo ID Chuck Wagon.  Do we have your photo on the Chuck Wagon yet? Bring a photo to Cowboy Church or email one to Pastor Dale and we will get your cute mug on the wagon.

Our Fall Shooters Had a Bang-Up Time!

We had 9 teams with 18 shooters at our Fall Shoot Saturday morning at the Prairie Grove Shooting Club.  Congratulations to the winners! Everyone had a great time.  Thanks to Ray Spencer for organizing this fun Cowboy Church Event.

New Children's Cowtown Bible Study Start a Great Success

Read about our new Cowtown Children's Bible Study which began Monday night November 18th.  Click the following link:

Cowboy Church Website

FYI. We have had 39,106 hits on our Cowboy Church website homepage since we started it on May 11, 2011. All you folks out there are welcome to come to the Cowboy Church Mondays at 7 pm!

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