More than a decade ago, an idea was shared among a group of three to start what is now called Cowboy Church.
Today, the show is a 30-minute program from executive producer Jim Odle, previous owner and manager of Superior Livestock Auction and creator of The American Rancher on RFD-TV. Cowboy Church will be broadcast on RFD-TV every week on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. EST. The show will re-air on Friday at 8:00am EST.
Co-Host Susie McEntire said she has a near-constant schedule of traveling intermixed with singing.
“I love the ability to go on the road, like we have this weekend, and visit places and get to know people and their vision for where they’re at,” McEntire said. “I love to go to different Cowboy Churches and hear from different pastors.”
With the holiday seasons approaching, McEntire and Co-Host Russ Weaver were in town for their Thanksgiving/Christmas episode at the Sycamore Creek Family Ranch earlier this week. She shared how much she enjoys the area.
“When people think ‘Branson’ they think of family entertainment,” she said. “When they think of ‘Branson,’ they think of a godly culture, people who are trying to promote good entertainment, God and country.
“The people who are going now, retirement age and older, are coming to Branson, that will continue to stay that way because that’s their people they’re trying to entertain.”
McEntire has been named “Christian Country Artist of the Year” numerous times and has awards and nominations from TNN, GMA, CCMA, she has been named “Christian Country Artist of the Year” several times. She has also scored four No. 1 singles on the Positive Country charts over the last few years, according to cowboychurch.tv.
Weaver is pastor at Shepherd’s Valley Cowboy Church in Egan, Texas, according to Cowboy Church’s website. He founded the church in 1997.
The Christmas show will air in two parts. Part 1 will air Dec. 18 and part 2 will air Dec. 25.