from Pastor Joe!
Thank you for your interest in the Cowboy Church! We so appreciate you taking the time to learn about us.
We're an informal, "come as you are" gathering of Jesus followers who love God and one another. We want to grow in our knowledge of Christ while sharing His message of love, grace, and forgiveness in our daily lives.
If you have any questions about the Cowboy Church after perusing our website, please complete the Contact Us form provided on this page and we'll promptly reply to your inquiry. Or, if you prefer, contact me directly at
The Cowboy Church is a Christian non-denominational, country church located in Ham Lake, Minnesota, just minutes north of the Twin Cities. We have a distinct western style that caters to both country and city people alike.
Our goal is to reach people who either don’t know the Lord or haven't found a church that fits their needs - regardless of whether they are regular church goers or haven't attended a church in their life.
What to Expect
People often say the Cowboy Church is "the warmest, most welcoming church they've ever attended." It's a relaxed atmosphere where you'll feel right at home. Best of all, it's a place where you can connect with a group of people who will encourage and support you when life beats you down.
Our Sunday services begin at 10:00 am sharp with the clamoring of a farm triangle, and ends 60-70 minutes later with a rousing rendition of "Happy Trails."
Attire is casual and whatever feels comfortable. You'll see lots of cowboy hats, baseball caps, boots, western wear, t-shirts and tennis shoes - but not too many three-piece suits!
- Face masks are optional.
- Seating is spaced with 6 foot rows. Please allow 6 ft social distancing (2 seats apart) with the exception of families and couples who may sit together.
- Wash your hands frequently
- If you are sick - Stay home and watch us online.
Arrive early and make a nostalgic visit to our General Store. While there, treat yourself to some free coffee and snacks from our awesome Chuck-Wagon Bakers!
We want to grow in our knowledge of Christ while sharing His message of love, grace, and forgiveness in our daily lives.
Kids and Students
We want to ignite a lifelong passion for Christ in our children and students. We have programming for ages 1 through Grade 8:
Children's and Student Ministries Classes:
- PRESCHOOL - preschool ages 1-5 (meets during 10:00 am worship service)
- ELEMENTARY - grades K-4 (meets during 10:00 am worship service)
- THE BRIDGE - students in grades 5 and over (meets Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm)
Get more information on our Children's Ministries page.
At the Cowboy Church, you'll hear messages that are relevant and can be applied to your life. Each Sunday, Pastor Joe presents a straightforward, plain-speaking approach to teaching the Gospel - and he does so with passion.
James 1:22 says, "Be doers of the word and not hearers only." For this reason, our Bible-based messages are not just intended to provide you with head-knowledge, but to equip you into becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ, as evidenced by you:
- Growing in the knowledge of God's Word,
- Developing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ,
- Being transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit,
- Identifying your unique spiritual gifts,
- Serving others in the Kingdom of God.
How We Worship
We love to celebrate our salvation in Jesus Christ through Spirit-led music. Our seven-to-eight piece worship band leads us each week with a blend of traditional hymns and modern praise music - always done with a country flair that you can sing along to.
At the Cowboy Church, you won't be distracted by fog machines, fancy light shows, or other special effects. We believe in keeping things simple, and allowing the Godly messages contained in our music to bless people's hearts.
How We Grow
In addition to Sunday morning fellowship, the best way to connect with others at the Cowboy Church is to join one of our Thursday Bible Studies.
Our Thursday Bible Studies are facilitator-led small groups of eight to 10 people who study God's Word together, and share how it applies to their lives. Learn more on the Thursday Bible Studies page.
How We Pray
Prayer is an integral part of the Cowboy Church. In addition to praying corporately during our Sunday worship service, we have members of our Prayer Team available to a pray with guests one-on-one. Prayer requests submitted to the church are immediately forwarded to our team of prayer warriors, who diligently pray over every request.