August 2016  
Upcoming Events


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 Talent Show
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
There will be a Cowboy Church Talent Show beginning at 6:30 pm and going until 7:30 pm (or until we run out of participants). The pastor’s sermon will follow the Talent Show and then our Fellowship Time will happen as usual after that. Anyone wanting to sing a song, play an instrument, or read a cowboy/Christian poem, or anything you have a talent for, is welcome to participate.
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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  • Getting ready for a trail ride.
  • Donal and Betty love Cowboy Church.
  • We baptize cowboys and cowgirls in a horse trough.
  • Rev Scott and Laurie Paris from Boonville FBC sing at our 4th Anniversary Service.
  • A cool display of Cowboy Gear from the Old Days!
  • 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.
  • Ready for a great day on the trail at the Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area.
  • 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!
  • 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?
  • Cowboy Church is a family experience.
  • Sandy and her horse, Dixie.
  • "Best looking crowd ever!"
  • 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.
  • We have Cowboy Church T-Shirts and Caps.
  • 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.
  • Ray Spencer brings his Chuck Wagon to Cowboy Church.
  • The Buckaroos enjoy Pastor Dale's Stories.
  • 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.


The Cowboy Church's New Perimeter Fence and Roping & Riding Arena are up and in place, thanks to a great group of hard-working cowboys and cowgirls from our church!



Chrome, Christ and Cowboys

Our First Annual Motorcycle Ride for Jesus was a wonderful success on Saturday, June 18th! Between 50 and 60 motorcycles and 100 people participated, starting at the Harrisbburg Baptist Church and ending 3 hours later at the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church. Thanks to Sherry and Jesse Glydewell and Jared Isringhausen for their great planning and organizing of this fun event.  Thanks also to all who helped in so many ways including bringing the great food for the lunch at the Cowboy Church. God was glorified and He blessed us all today.


Our Spring Trail Ride and Picnic was Saturday, May 21st, at the Rudolph Bennitt Conservation Area's Boy Scout Camp in Randolph County.  36 Cowboys and Cowgirls participated in the day.  26 rode their horses and another 10 joined them for the picnic afterwards. Thanks to Dave Binney for organizing and planning this great event!



Thanks to this great crew of Cowboy Church cowboys, we are on the verge of being connected to the Ameren Electric grid.  Thanks for the hard work of Phil and Tyler McMahan and Tim and Hunter Gatzemeyer for getting it done!



The Good Lord has given us, through an anounymous donor family in our Cowboy Church, the funds to purchase a 140' x 200' Roping and Riding Arena. It arrived Tuesday, April 26 from Red River Arenas in Coleman, Texas. We will need plenty of hands, and maybe a few tractors, to get it set up when we are ready!




MaryAnn Larison shows off our new sign in the front yard of the new Cowboy Church building and grounds at the intersection of Hwy 63 and Hwy B in Randolph County Missouri. Thousands of people will see our sign daily as they pass our building on these busy highways.


Our Valentine Dinner and Service Monday night February 15th was well attended by around 70 Cowboys and Cowgirls. The food was awesome and the Fellowship was warm and friendly. Here are a few photos from the night.



Dean Rhine (right) and Bruce Carter (left) install the beautiful rustic shutters in our Cowboy Church Building's windows. Dean is the carpenter and Bruce welded the crosses and horseshoes for the decorations.









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 new building at Hwy 63 and Hwy B in Randoph County just across Hwy 63 from Clark, Missouri, for great Christian Cowboy Worship and Cowboy Fellowship.

Everyone is Welcome!


 From Columbia, take Hwy 63 north for about a 20 minute drive, turn left (west) at the Clark, Missouri exit onto Hwy B and you are there.

     From Moberly. go south about 12 minutes on Hwy 63 and then turn right (west) at the Clark, Missouri Hwy B exit and you are there.



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.






Contact Us  
Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church
Hwy 63 & Hwy B
P.O. Box 45
Clark, Missouri 65243
Map  •   Directions
Phone 573-808-6595
Regular Schedule  
  • 7:00 PM
    Cowboy Church Worship Service Every Monday

We will begin a New Sunday Morning Worship Service at the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church beginning October 2nd.  The service will be at 11 am with Cowboy Christian Music and a relevant Bible-based Message. The Worship Service will be followed by a carry-in lunch. Invite family, friends, and neighbors. (Our 7 pm Monday Service will continue as before.)

Get Ur Done Work Day at the Cowboy Church

We are having a Work Day on Saturday, August 20th at the Cowboy Church.  We will be finishing up our perimeter fence and setting up our Roping and Riding Arena.  We need lots of help.  We will start working about 8 am that morning. Bring gloves and your sunscreen.

Weekly Cowboy Church Newsletter

Howdy Folks! To read our weekly Cowboy Church Newsletter, "The Round-Up", just click here: and you will be able to take a gander at it in a matter of seconds. Ya'll take care and we'll see you at Cowboy Church this Monday night at 7 pm. Pastor Dale

Chuck Wagon Dinner Theater a great fundraiser for the Cowboy Church Building Fund Saturday October 17th

We had an awesome time at the Chuck Wagon Dinner Theater Saturday October Ray and Barb Spencer's Victorian Country Inn. Over 40 people attended and we raised $4060 for our Cowboy Church Building Fund. Thanks to Ray and Barb for their great work and to all who participated and all who gave the money for our Building Fund. And thanks to our gracious Lord for such a wonderful night!

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