Leadership & Staff

The AFCC is a non-profit Christian organization made up of cowboy churches whose leaders and congregations believe the Bible is the true, complete and unfailing Word of God.

2023 AFCC Leadership

American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches (AFCC), (the “Fellowship”) is organized to resource and develop Cowboy Churches through training, assessment, mentoring, communication and connectedness through the movement of God’s Spirit within the Western Culture.



Bret Shafer

Kaufman County Cowboy Church
Kaufman, TX

Vice President

Kent Hightower

Circle C Cowboy Church
Greeneville, TN


John Paul

1000 Hills Ranch Church
Woodard, OK


Chase Pope

Chase Pope

Wood County Cowboy Church
Winnsboro, TX

Board of Directors

Billy Keith

Rafter Cross Cowboy Church
Williston, FL

Daniel Thiebaud

Brushy Top Cowboy Church
Eldorado, TX

Greg Moore

Top Hand Cowboy Church
Valley Mills, TX

Josh Morris

Cross Creek Cowboy Church
Slaughter, LA

Tony Chancelor

3S Cowboy Church
Enterprise, MS

Wendel Elliott

Big Bend Cowboy Church
Alpine, TX


Jeff Bishop, Exec. Dir.

Ridin the River Cowboy Fellowship
Kerrville, TX

Danny Brey, Director of New Starts & New Affiliates

Soldiers of the Cross CF
Lampasas, TX

Homer Dickey, Director of Connecting & Communicating

Bar None Cowboy Church
Troup, TX

Jimmy Holleman, Director of Training

Double N Cowboy Church

Dublin, TX

Phillip Gilliland, Support Staff

Trading Post Cowboy Church
Grant, AL

Connie Sanford, Ministry Administrative Assistant

Branded by Christ Cowboy Church
Troup, TX

Pat Gauss, Administrative Assistant

Kaufman County Cowboy Church
Kemp, TX

AFCC Staff