Who We Are
The mission of Ridin’ the River Cowboy Fellowship (RRCF) is to share the message of grace and mercy through Jesus Christ in a way that respects the western heritage and traditions of the cowboy culture.
We will provide a church home where people can grow to become more like Christ.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God to guide us in every aspect of our lives and to connect us to Him. It is His letter to us.
There is ONE God that exists in 3 persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died to save us from our sins.
We are saved by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ.
Baptism by immersion is the means by which people publicly profess their faith in Christ and identify themselves with His death, burial and resurrection.
Where We Are Headed
God allowed us to purchase 17 acres off Hwy 173 to build a new church home and soon an arena.
Our desire is to establish a place where people can come worship, play, pray and fellowship together.
A place that we can use to continue to fulfill what God has called us to do.
RRCF started in August 2010 meeting in the dirt at Twin Elm Guest Ranch.
As winter approached the need to meet indoors was obvious and we moved to Mansfield Park.
After a short time there the opportunity to meet at the Old Bandera Downs racetrack was made available.
God has grown our church from the original core group of 6 back in 2010 to an average of 300+ weekly.
We have seen lives changed, families healed and people become a part of a bigger family, the Family of God. Now we have a beautiful new building where we continue to grow each week.
Our Mission is to Give the Good News
What We Do
RRCF believes in meeting people right where they are just as Jesus did in His ministry.
We believe the way to effectively present the grace and mercy given by God is where cowboys and cowgirls hang out – around cowboy events, programs and gatherings.
We are a come as you are type church. No suits, ties and fancy clothes required. Just people desiring to worship the Lord in a low barrier place but fully committed to follow God’s Word the Bible.
In other words we don’t water down the Bible to feel good.
We use it as living water to help us grow in knowledge and understanding of Christ and His will for each of us. We carry out this mission and strategy every Sunday morning at a regularly scheduled service and as often as we can at arena and public events.
Our goal is always leave hoof prints and boot prints in the dirt as a way of reaching out to people in the cowboy culture.
Pastor Jeff Bishop
We moved to the Texas Hill Country in two horse trailers and a U-Haul truck and it has been a wonderful ride ever since. God works in mysterious ways and I am so glad he led us to establish Ridin’ the River Cowboy Fellowship.
Pastor Jeremy Levi
In 2009, I surrendered to Jesus and my mission today is to carry the Gospel to cowboys and to show His love to those beyond my culture. This is how Christ calls us to follow him to spread his holy Word to those in the wilderness.
Elder’s: Bob Earl, Corey Cline and Grady Desmuke
Lay Pastor’s: Jimmy Brown, Craig Carter, Bubba Lanpheir, Lee Martinez, Jon Magee, Ron Mildenberger, Steele Montague, Scott Rogers, Max Smith and Maclyn Thompson