Cowboy Church of Erath County

4895 U.S. Highway 67, Stephenville, TX

(254) 968-2210

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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 Registered Nurse and is continuing her education to become 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 College and Careers. College and Careers is a ministry focused on reaching college aged persons for the Kingdom of God. Brother Gene and Julie work side by side in the C&C 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.