WILSON COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH
We are a community of disciples in training – we are not perfect, but we strive to grow in the light and truth of Jesus Christ and share His love with all those around us, including you! Wilson County Cowboy Church is not only for cowboys (and cowgirls), there are so many opportunities here for EVERYONE of all ages and from all walks of life to connect in fellowship with others and grow in their relationship with God. That also means the dress code is pretty relaxed for Sunday services – we don’t care what you wear, we just want to see you there. Keep reading below to find out more about who we are and what we believe. If you have questions or prayer requests we would love to hear from you.
Welcome to Wilson County Cowboy Church
Our humble beginnings started with a core group of families. Trailhead Cowboy Church was started in 2008 under a tree. Less than a year later, due to circumstances out of their control, Trailhead lost its pastor while starting to look for a new direction.
Pastor Pete Pawelek, along with Cowboy Fellowship of Atascosa County, agreed to join and help launch Trailhead Church as a satellite campus. The first service was held on June 21, 2009 as Cowboy Fellowship of Wilson County. This service was held in the Industrial park just off of Hwy 87.
BUILDING & GROWTH
In 2013, the church bought a building and property that is now known as the home of Cowboy Fellowship of Wilson County. It didn’t take long for Wilson County to outgrow the building and plans began to be made for a new church building. 2015 brought the beginning of construction of a new church building on the same property. 2015 also brought Wilson County its first staff member as a full-time campus pastor was hired and started on Labor Day weekend of 2015. The new church building was finished, and the first church service was held on December 17, 2017.
Cowboy Fellowship of Wilson County after much prayer decided that the best way to serve Wilson County was to separate from Cowboy Fellowship and become its own stand-alone church. Today, the church is known as Wilson County Cowboy Church and is led by Pastor Chris Kirkham. In 2023, the church expanded the original building to make room for its growing children’s ministry.
As an affiliate church of the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches our beliefs are in alignment with the organization.
PASTOR CHRIS KIRKHAM
Pastor Chris Kirkham, along with his wife and family joined the Wilson County Cowboy Church family in September of 2015.
Pastor Chris is originally from Tennessee and moved to Texas in 2013 and began riding pens and working in feedlots. He began attending Cowboy Fellowship church in Pleasanton with his family and very quickly got involved with the arena ministry there. After working in the arena for a couple of years, he felt the urge to do something bigger to further the Kingdom. After much prayer, he applied for the campus pastor position here at WCCC. After studying under Pastor Pete Pawelek from Cowboy Fellowship and receiving his Certificate of Ministry from Truett Seminary in 2019, Pastor Chris was ordained in the fall of 2020.
He is now the full time senior pastor here at Wilson County Cowboy Church.