Please tell us about how you are associated with or involved in the cowboy church/ministry community.
I am a Methodist Local Preacher. (I was ordained by a Non-denominational Organisation but resigned in order to return to preaching. I needed to preach more than I needed a title.) I currently preach at 6 churches in the area in which I live. My style of preaching does not meet the normal style of UK churches. I play guitar and include may western style gospel songs during times of worship. I also preach/talk for short periods and try not to give lengthy sermons. This is welcomed by most churches and leads to a more heart felt but relaxed form of meeting. I have led meetings in hospitals/prisons/informal gatherings of mixed church members where the emphasis is on cowboy/gospel music and informality. ( I could always send you a copy of my book about my exciting conversion to God 20 years ago) I am ex-military (22 years). I was also a (very poor) pop/rock singer in the late 1950's.
How did you find out about ICCAN?
I have been in contact with a lady called Marjorie Reece from S.Carolina for quite a while. (she kindly edited my book) I believe she is a member of a cowboy church and I figured my style and approach to worship fits like a glove to those of a cowboy church.
Ohhh thank you Raven, and to all of my Birthday "wishers",,( is that even a word?:-) My Bday was quiet. and 61 is pretty nice,so far:-) Though, 20's,30's,40's,50's and now 60's have never been an "issue" with me. Thank you all so very much for remembering my day. What wonderful friends I have. Indeed, I am BLESSED:-)
Hi, I did get a comment on my page that you had listened to my music and I hope you got my comment back thanking you. I know about the website...there is so much to check out ....it can be mind boggling...I know Jan Harbuck might shutter at the thought of another me but she helped me ALOT! ! ! She is so nice and has the patience of JOB...Good luck and glad you are a part of all this now...It is exciting to me!