Discipleship: We simply want to get to know God better.
Evangelism: We want to share what we know with others so that they too may come to God’s saving grace through Jesus Christ.
Family: We affirm and support God’s choice of families, meaning a man and a woman joined by Holy matrimony to be God’s plan from eternity. We affirm support to our families and their children in the teaching of God’s Holy Word.
Culture: We will keep our service and our activities culturally relevant to the cowboy lifestyle and our western heritage.
Governance: Through our team concept; those who do the work of the ministry also govern the ministry.
Association: We will work cooperatively with like minded churches, ministries and associations to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Simplicity: We will strive to keep our activities, structure and message as simple as possible.
Statement of Faith
This Statement of Faith is our written declaration of this ministries position on matters pertaining to the essentials of historical Christianity. The following statements constitute Saddle Creek Cowboy Church’s Statement of Faith.
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God and it holds authority over all we are and do.
We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three Persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in His Virgin Birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal return in power and glory
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal hell.
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore we hold to the practice of water baptism by immersion and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Jesus Christ.
Saddle Creek Cowboy Church
Saddle Creek Cowboy Church had its first Service on October 1st, 2006 in the Era ISD show barn behind the school. We began our start up from our former Cowboy Church, Trail to Heaven Cowboy Church in Celina, TX and with the support of our sponsor churches, Temple Baptist Church of Gainesville and First Baptist Church of Gainesville we set out to reach the western heritage culture for Jesus Christ.
The following June we found land between Forestburg and Rosston right off of Hwy 922 and with the help of Temple Baptist Church who financed the land for us we were able to start conducting services under a big black walnut tree on our property.
As God would have it, we had 100% of the mineral rights to our property and we were able to lease our mineral rights in mid September 2007 which allowed us the finances to build our Cowboy Church building, we moved in to conduct our first service in our new metal building in mid November 2007.
We are blessed to have made improvements to our existing structure over the years with the help of Texas Baptists, Temple Baptist Church, personal donations and a lot of great volunteers along the way.
We have a permanent pipe arena that was dedicated in honor of David McClusky, a former ranch manager and husband to our church secretary and treasurer June McClusky.
It is very important to our Cowboy Church Family that we always give the Glory and Honor for all we have to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with whom all things are possible! Thank you Jesus!
Stop by some time and visit with us, we can talk over some hot coffee around our authentic 1898 John Deere chuck wagon and get to know each other!
God bless you!
Saddle Creek Cowboy Church