Brother Werth Mayes

Brother Werth has been pastoring here at Cowboy Church of Erath County since August of 2007. He believes ministry is an ordained vocation, not a religious job. Ministry is unto God, through His people. It is loving people, leading people and walking with people.

His past pastorates include:

  • Knapp Baptist Church

  • First Baptist Weinert

  • First Baptist Rotan and

  • Lake Side Baptist in Breckenridge

Brother Werth Mayes married Sadie Marie Lewis on January 2, 1988.  Sadie  was born April 8, to Bob and Marsha Lewis in Big Spring, Texas. Sadie  came to know the Lord as her savior at church camp in 1976. She attended Baylor University and Tarleton State University, graduating with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. 

They have two daughters: Lauren Faith and Mackensie Hope Mayes. Sadie has been privileged to work with children and youth  since she was in High School.

Brother Gene Ruggles 

Brother Gene was called into the ministry at Cowboy Church as college minister in 2012 and later called as associate pastor in 2013. Brother Gene married Julie Marie Martin on June 5 1982.  Julie is a Nurse Practitioner. Brother Gene and Julie have 3 children, Jordan Ashley, Amber Lynn, and Tell Wyatt Ruggles

Brother Gene and Julie Ruggles are in charge of IMPACT. IMPACT is a ministry focused on reaching college aged persons for the Kingdom of God. Brother Gene and Julie work side by side in the IMPACT ministry. It is their desire to create an atmosphere of "home away from home", whether the person is far from home or native to the community. Their goal is to be a support for whatever life challenges may arise, lending an ear, a shoulder or a hand as needed.


Youth Ministers Jake and Sarah Freels

    Jake and Sarah have a heart to raise up & equip the next generation to fly like arrows! They have four Children- Bayleigh, Brayten, Brynne and Brylon. With a heart to live and love Jesus did. They believe its through the salvation of Jesus and being empowered by the Holy Spirit we are able to live and love as he did. They have a mission to teach them their true identity as sons and daughters embracing 1 Timothy 4:12.

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

Cowboy Church of Erath County

4945 U.S. Highway 67, Stephenville, TX

(254) 968-2210

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