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


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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Hallsville, MO

Fair, 45 F

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     PM Showers. High: 63 Low: 50
  • A cool display of Cowboy Gear from the Old Days!
  • Band Concert brings a whopper crowd!
  • The Ten Gallon Hat Cowboy Band draws a big crowd at our June2014 Concert and Potluck Dinner.
  • These gals know how to shoot from a galluping horse.
  • Jan Bradley rides again on the Spring Trail Ride in 2014.
  • Ready for a great day on the trail at the Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area.
  • Cowboys ready for the 2014 Spring Trail Ride.
  • The Kentucky Derby Tea was great fun! $200 was raised for the Cowboy Church Building Fund.
  • Ladies enjoying the Kentucky Derby Tea at the Victorian Country Inn, Love the Hats!
  • All the Sharp-Shooters at the First Annual Easter Peep Skeet at the Spencers'.
  • 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.

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

Howdy Pardner

Kim Frier, Horse Massage Therapist, gives a great demo on the subject of Horse Massage at Cowboy Church Monday evening, April 13th, at our new Ranch location (above) as a crowd of cowboys and cowgirls look on (below).



We are 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.

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.

     Go about 2 miles to where Tucker School Road (First paved left) turns off to the left (north).
     Go one mile on Tucker School Road & on the left is a drive with a small green with white trim 'school bus waiting' building-That's the drive. 
     Turn left onto the drive alongside the building--- The ranch is the first house on the right--15257 N Tucker School Road.
     Phil and Sabrina assure us signs and lighting will be plentiful.


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.






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Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church
15257 N. Tucker School Road
Hallsville, Missouri 65255
Phone: 573-808-6595
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Men's Breakfast

All Men and their Guests are invited to our Monthly Men's Breakfast at JJ's Restaurant Saturday morning, April 11th at 9 am.  See all you cowboys there!

Fall Trail Ride and Picnic at Pastor Dale's Ranch

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 Spring Trail Ride and Picnic

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! 

Cowboy Church Website

 By March 7, 2015 we had 53,411 view this website! By March 31st, 2015 we had 54,226. Praise the Lord! Thanks for dropping by our website! Why not drop by our services some Monday night?

A Tea at the Victorian Country Inn
The Second Annual Kentucky Derby Tea will take place at the Victorian Country Inn on Hwy 124 just north of Columbia, Missouri on  Saturday, May 2nd from 2 to 4 pm (this date was up-dated on 4/4/15) . If you would like to attend, contact Barb Spencer at The profits for this fun event will be donated to the Cowboy Church Building Fund.
Peep Skeet April 19

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.

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