A church for cowboys could soon be coming to the Albuquerque area

BOSQUE FARMS, N.M. (KRQE)- They have dating websites like farmersonly.com, and now there’s a push to get a church for cowboy’s here in the metro.

“It’s really simple, it’s church for the un-churched,” said Pastor Curt Miller, while describing what a “Cowboy Church” is.

Miller plans to open the first Cowboy Church in the Albuquerque area.

“It’s people that love the western lifestyle, people that rodeo for a living, people that rope,” he said.

Miller is a cowboy himself, and it’s his lifestyle that’s inspired him to open the Cowboy Church in Bosque Farms, “you want to be in an area where it’s culturally relevant to the people.”

The pastor said the Cowboy Church movement started around 2000 in Texas. There are now cowboy churches around the southwest with two in Santa Fe.

Members of the congregations will sing, play music and deliver sermons that relate to the western cowboy lifestyle.

“We take away the barriers a lot of traditional churches have,”  said Miller.

He said cowboy churches are often built out of sheds.

“We don’t care if you just got done cleaning the stalls and you smell like a horse, you know, come on in,” he said.

It’s the kind of church where you’re welcome, baggage and all “whatever your past is we don’t care,” said Miller.

He said traditional churches aren’t for everyone.

“Doesn’t matter if you’re a cowboy or not a cowboy you know, life gets hard, a lot of times we’re not equipped to deal with it and we think we’ve got a biblical message that will help people deal with life.”

Pastor Curt Miller and his wife will be holding their first meeting to see what interest the community has, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday December 15, at the Village of Bosque Farms Community Center.

If you’re interested in finding out more information, or you are interested in joining the church, you can contact Pastor Curt Miller at 575-639-8516.

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