October 2020  
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  • We are proud of Old Glory at the Cowboy Church!
  • Cowboy Church Vacation Bible School 2019. Great Fun for Kids!
  • The Church Wild West Show in 2018!
  • Our Horse Shows are fun and well attended.
  • We love our church trail rides!
  • Jason Wells brings his team to the Church Horse Show.
  • Headed for the County Fair Parade!
  • The new women's bathroom is a hit with the cowgirls!
  • Chrome Christ and Cowboys Motorcycle Riders in 2018.
  • Our Cowboy Church Building with the New Addition.
  • Some of our great Cowboys!
  • Pastor Dale thanks Steve Barker for his work as our Project Boss on our New Building addition.
  • A beautiful day for an outdoor service and horse blessing!
  • We were First Place at the Cattlemen Days Rodeo Parade is Ashland, MO!
  • There is still room for you!
  • We have some great horse clinics at the Cowboy Church!
  • Come see our authentic Old West Wagons at the Cowboy Church!
  • Water comes to the Cowboy Church! Thanks Robert Phillips!
  • God has blessed us with this great building!
  • We salute and thank our Veterans for their service!
  • Pastor Dale loves to lift up the name of Jesus!
  • Pastor Dale shares a story with the Buckaroos!
  • Breakfast Cowboy-style at a Sunday Service. That's a bunch of eggs, Ray!
  • Iron horses and real horses are welcome at Cowboy Church!
  • Our Children's Bible Leaning Area, "Fort Apostle'"
  • The Annual Peep Shoot is a "Moving Experience!"
  • Kids get to ride at Cowboy Church!
  • Clark Dalton, a true cowboy that loves the Lord and Cowboy Church!
  • Donal and Betty love Cowboy Church.
  • A cool display of Cowboy Gear from the Old Days!
  • These gals know how to shoot from a galluping horse.
  • 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!
  • Everyone Welcome Sundays at 11 am and Mondays at 7 pm.
  • Pastor Dale explains the Christian Cowboy Way.
  • Barb Spencer prepares the Cowboy Grub at the Fun Show.
  • Fred and Jane Craig ride the Bennett Trail.
  • A beautiful day on the trail.
  • Ray Spencer brings his Chuck Wagon to Cowboy Church.
  • Barb and Ray Spencer serve up the warm grub at the Chuck Wagon.
  • Cowboys and Cowgirls are hungry to learn about the Lord and His Word.


We will have our Worship Services

The Cowboy Way 

Sundays at 11 am - Worship Indoors in our worship building or from your Car or Truck in our church parking lot while listening to the music and message on your car radio at FM 89.7.

Social Distancing to be observed.

You are encouraged to wear a mask indoors.




Monday's Worship Service at 7 pm

Will be Indoors!


Social Distancing to be observed.

You are encouraged to wear a mask.






The Sunday Bible Stampede is canceled until the Coronavirus Threat has passed.

Read Your Bibles Daily!

I recommend the Gospel of John, the the Book of Acts, and then the 13 Letters of the Apostle Paul!

(Romans through Philemon)  

Pastor Dale Larison 

When we resume the Sunday Bible Stampede 

it will again be at 10 am! 

Come then and learn about the Lord and His will for your lives through the Study of God's Word, the Bible.











New Date! Our Buckaroo Fall Festival 2020

 Because of the rain and cold this weekend we have a new date!

Sunday, November 1st, from noon to 1 pm (No Monday Festival)

The Fall Festival will include great fun!

There will be games, candy, barrel train rides, a hayride, a hay maze race,  and hotdog and marshmallow roasts for kids and their parents!

The kids may wear their neat costumes for the Festivals.

(No devils or witches please!)

Thank You to all who help make this such great event at the Cowboy Church!

(Volunteers will wear masks and wear gloves indoors)






Our 2019 Chuck Wagon Dinner

and Wild West Show 

The Chuck Wagon Dinner and Wild West Show was a great success. Fifty people enjoyed a great time, the fun show and the great food.

And $1650 was raised for our Church Building Fund!

Thanks to Ray and Barb Spencer who organized the event and to all that helped and attended!














Some Parade Photos

Cattlemen Days Rodeo Parade

Pastor Dale Larison







Was a great success!

We had 35 children, 22 adult church volunteers, and 11 from our Baptist Association Your Team enjoy 5 fun days of encountering Jesus in Bible Stories, making great crafts, playing fun games, enjoying a petting zoo, learning how to care for and train horses and then eating some awesome snacks!

Then we had over 100 people attend VBS Parents' Night and the kids had a great program showing their parents and grandparents all they experienced during this exciting week!

Thanks to Marcie Johnson, our VBS Director, for her great planning and daily leadership!

Several children trusted Jesus as their Savior during the week and seeds were sown for the Lord in many other young hearts!

Most of all, we give thanks and praise to our Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ for this awesome week!



Motorcycle Ride and Rally!
Chrome, Christ, and Cowboys 2019
Saturday June 15th

Was a Big Success!

Thanks to all the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church members that made it a success. Thanks to Gary and Daffany Hood for being our Point Riders (Organizers) of this fun event.

 Thanks to our great cowboy Band and everyone that brought the great food!

Look for this event again next June!


2019 Annual Peep Shoot

and Cowboy Canival  

was April 27th and was a Great Event with 55 Kids and Adults attending!




The day started with  hotdogs and chips at 11 am and Peeps to eat. Then we had contests for kids of all ages shooting those pesky Peeps!

Paint Ball Shoots at targets too!

Awards were given for the best sharp shooters! 

Thanks to Ray and Barb Spencer for planning and organizing this fun annual event at the Cowboy Church.

And thanks to MaryAnn Larsion for the 20 neat "Peepmobiles"!




The Cowgirls' New Bathroom at the Cowboy Church

seems to be a big hit with the all the Cowgirls.  And the signs made by David and Shebly Stephens are a pretty neat addition!





The 2018 Second Annual Cowboy Church Horse Fun Show Was a Great Time!

The 2019 Fun Show will be on Saturday September 28th.






Thanks to all our church family that worked to make it a great day!

Praise God for a beautiful day!



We are excited to have this great old covered wagon donated to the Cowboy Church by Gary Evans of Columbia, Missouri.  Thanks to the great moving crew that brought the covered wagon over to the cowboy church!

OurTrail Class Obstacle Clinic was a great success with 14 horses and riders and 10 people observing. Thanks to Jaque and Steve Barker, MaryAnn Larsion and all who helped and participated!



We participated in several parades in 2018 with the stagecoach and horseback riders!


 Hallsville, MO Parade 




Our Great Cowboy Church Building and Grounds!






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.

Now also meeting on Sunday Mornings for Worship at 11 AM!

Our Sunday Bible Stampede (Sunday School) is at 10 AM

Everyone is Welcome!


 From Columbia, take Hwy 63 north for about a 20 minute drive, turn left (west) at the Higbee, 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 Higbee, 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 (20589 Hwy B)
P.O. Box 45
Clark, Missouri 65243
Map  •   Directions
Phone 573-808-6595
Regular Schedule  
  • Cowboy Church Worship Service Every Sunday at 11 AM and Monday at 7 PM

Buckaroo Fall Festival Sunday Nov 1st (NEW DATE)


The Buckaroo Fall Festivals will be Sunday November 1st. Here is the Details for the Buckaroo Fall Festival from Barb Spencer:

Wear Your Coats and Hats!  It might be pretty cool and windy outside that day!

Sunday Nov 1st it will be from noon until 1 pm. We will have a hay ride, barrel train rides, a hay maze race, pumpkin painting, ring toss games and hotdogs and chips. All volunteers will wear masks indoors and gloves. Touch surfaces will be sanitized throughout the events. Kids are invited to wear costumes, but no devils, witches or wicked costumes, please! Bring canned goods and kids’ toy donations for the Cowboy’s Christmas for Kids.

Thanks to some Anonymous Donors, the Cowboy Church has a Beautiful New Playground for our Buckaroos

Thanks to Matt Apel (Pictured) for helping the donors set the playground up!

VBS 2020 Concrete and Cranes!

Our VBS in 2020 was a little different.  60 bags were given out to children with Bible Studies, Crafts, and Special Gifts.Their parents were given a website they could go to to enjoy the worship, Bible Study, Missions and Recreation Ideas. Thanks to the hard work of Marcie Johnson, MaryAnn Larison, and Barb Spencer for getting all the bags together and out to the kids!

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