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 History of Trails End Cowboy Church Harrison County

 In the Beginning ...

On a Thursday evening in August of 2007 several families met in the home of Darrell and Lisa Neal in the Noonday Community north of Hallsville to discuss and pray about starting a “Cowboy” Ministry.

Those in attendance were Randy & Yvonne Kirbow, Darrell & Lisa Neal, Dustin & Stephanie Neal, Jeff & Carol Ann Brantley, Mickey & Pam Shirley, and Mike & Melody Shirley.

Afterwards they agreed to continue to pray for God’s guidance and agreed to meet again the following week.

After further prayer and discussion, it was agreed to change the mission from a Cowboy Ministry, but rather start a Cowboy Church. Thus, was born the start of Cowboy Church of Harrison County.

As additional families joined, they moved the meetings to a building at First Baptist Church in Hallsville, outgrowing that building they moved to Mike and Melody Shirley’s barn on Galilee Road. Continuing to grow they moved to a party barn at Raymond Murray’s boarding stable on FM450 south of I20.

It was during this time that plans were made to purchase land for a permanent site.

In 2008 property at 1361 FM450 South, where church currently sits, was purchased and arena and building plans were initiated.

Upon completion of the new building the first Sunday service was held here on this site, Sunday November 2, 2009.

In January of 2018, after their pastor resignation on December 31, 2017, the leadership of CCHC reached out to the leadership of Trails End Cowboy Church about merging fellowships.

Following much prayer and several meetings between the leadership of both it was decided that each would take it before their respective members for a vote. Both fellowships voted 100% in favor of merging memberships.

On Sunday February 4, 2018, the first combined fellowships met together, at 1361 FM 450 South, as one body.

Shortly thereafter, the combined members voted to change the name from Cowboy Church of Harrison County to Trails End Cowboy Church Harrison County.

And, as Sonny and Cher sang on the 60’s; “history has turned a page uh huh, and the beat goes on, and the beat goes on.”