Team Leader: Ron Mildenberger
Co-Leader: Troy Crow
Mission: The mission of the Arena Team is to reach out to the cowboys and cowgirls in the dirt and to bring in the strays to hear and experience God’s word through arena events. This is our most active team at RRCF in sponsoring events such as ropings, barrel races, ranch rodeos, buckwilds and youth clinics. All of our events require participation from all a lot of people. You don’t have to own a horse or even ride to be a part of the Arena Team.
Branded by Grace (Ladies Group)
Team Leader: Kim Athey-Bishop
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1716896311877602/
Mission: Branded by Grace. Bonded by Love. We strive to connect women with God through authentic relationships while staying true to the Cowboy culture and its unique way of honoring our Jesus in worship and serving others.
Team Leader: Diago and Priscilla Obledo
Mission: Our goal is to assist our community and church family by reaching out, reaching up, and reaching in to help them meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and financial needs with which we all may struggle.
Teen Pastor: Jeremy Levi
Pre-Teen Leader: Corey Cline
Children’s Team Leader: Ashley Southwell
Youth Ministry Team encompasses:
Teens 13-18 — Pre-Teens 8-12 — Children 8 and under
Mission: The mission of the youth ministry team at Ridin the River Cowboy Fellowship is to establish a foundation for building Christian character, morals, values and behaviors in young people from the western culture and beyond by using creative methods to excite, inspire, capture and ignite young people for Jesus. Our goal is to enable young people to understand and recognize who Jesus is and what it is to live for Him only. Our youth team workers are able to respond to the social and spiritual needs of the youth within our church family by providing relative programs, activities, and events that will allow them to build a strong foundation of faith that will enable them to express and share their faith through their own words, actions and deeds; we encourage them to use their individual talents in programs and ministries that interest them in order to nurture their growth as people of faith.
We attend two (Teens & Pre-Teens) cowboy camps every year in Lueders, TX hosted by The American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches. Check with us for dates!
Team Leader: Steve Brents
Mission: Our main goal is simply to prepare the congregation to receive the God-given message that is always so well delivered by our Pastors. This is only possible due to the dedication and hard work of the musicians we are blessed with. As RRCF grows we hope to expand our outreach as well. Anyone interested in being a part of the music ministry, please contact Steve Brents.
Team Leader: Jimmy Brown
Mission: The Cook Team serves up a mighty good cowboy breakfast every third Sunday. They provide meals at special events, arena competitions, and special church functions. With a smile, they serve up God’s love on a plate.
Team Leaders: Pamela Gavin & Colleen Thompson
Mission: The Media Team is responsible for communicating with church members and the public concerning RRCF information and church activities. Activities include updating our Facebook page, church monthly bulletin, website management, event photography, and contact with local media via news releases and other forms of social media.
Team Leaders: Jerry Barden and John Cundiff
Mission: Our greeters are the first you will meet at Ridin’ The River. As you drive in, don’t be surprised to see some of greeters on horseback. It is our mission for everyone to feel welcome. The Greeter’s Team hands out welcome packets for new visitors, shaking hands or giving hugs, helping the elderly or handicapped from their cars to a seat. Our greeters always offer a friendly face to all those that enter our doors.
Leaders: Elvan and Sherry Wiatrek
Mission: The Facilities Team is responsible for keeping our beautiful facility clean and in good working order. It is their role to provide a safe, clean and organized facility to honor Christ and our church family. This is a team with a place for anyone with helping hands and a willing spirit to serve and support the mission of our fellowship and to other teams throughout our organization. Clean-up day is usually done every Saturday morning.