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.



Chase Pope

Chase Pope

Wood County Cowboy Church
Winnsboro, TX

Vice President

Bret Shafer

Kaufman County Cowboy Church
Kaufman, TX


Daniel Thiebaud

Brushy Top Cowboy Church
Eldorado, TX

Board of Directors

Matt Canoles

Cedar Creek Cowboy Church
Sylacauga, AL

Wendel Elliott

Big Bend Cowboy Church
Alpine, TX

Marion Turner

Cowboy Bunkhouse Ministries
Dalhart, TX

Kent Hightower

Circle C Cowboy Church
Greeneville, TN

John Paul

1000 Hills Ranch Church
Woodard, OK

Stacy Wiley

Bar None Cowboy Church
Henderson, TX

Josh Morris

Cross Creek Cowboy Church
Slaughter, LA


Jeff Bishop, Exec. Dir.

Ridin the River Cowboy Fellowship
Kerrville, TX

Homer Dickey, Director of Connections & Communication

Bar None Cowboy Church
Troup, TX

Danny Brey, Director of New Starts & New Affiliates

Soldiers of the Cross CF
Lampasas, 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