Western Heritage

We aid in planting cowboy churches so those who many have never attended church, can become a part of churches they feel comfortable in and can get to know and grow in Christ.


Charles Higgs

Director, Western Heritage


(972) 983-7968

Southern Dallas historic freedman town welcomes cowboy culture

by Leah Allen — September 25, 2014

Just six miles south of downtown Dallas is Joppa Community, an area where former slaves gathered to celebrate their first taste of freedom in the 1860s and now is the present-day home of Buffalo Soldiers Cowboy Church.

When the freedmen settled there nearly 150 years ago, they named the area after the biblical city of Joppa, which means “beautiful.” They bought property and built homes on the banks of the Trinity River. Though the area is now less than thriving, the residents embrace the rich culture and history and nickname the community of 17 streets “Joppy.”

On a recent hot August day, some of those residents put…

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Certificate of Ministry Program for Small Church and Bivocational Pastors

George W. Truett Seminary’s Certificate of Ministry Program for Small Church and Bivocational Pastors/ & Lay Persons is a home study program designed to improve your skills and help you become a more effective minister and follower of Jesus Christ. It is a working out of the admonition of the Apostle Paul to Timothy, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15).

The program curriculum is specifically written for either a small church pastor or lay person who desires to grow in his/her knowledge of scripture and who want to sharpen their ministry skills. The curriculum is divided into five sessions. Learn more…

How to Get Involved:

  • Pray that the Lord will turn the hearts of sponsor churches, church planting pastors and associational leaders to move swiftly in planting these churches.
  • Give to the Mary Hill Davis Offering for State Missions. It costs approximately $35,000 to start and develop a new Western Heritage church in Texas.
  • Find someone in your church who has a Western Heritage background and encourage them to attend AFCC School for Cowboy Church Planting. These schools meet 4 times a year.

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Upcoming Events

  • 08/23/14 – AFCC Ranch House School: Double N Cowboy Church, Dublin, Texas
  • 08/30/14 – AFCC Ranch House School: Texoma Cowboy Church, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 10/06-11/14 – Cowboy Church Culture or Old Testament Survey (Fall mini-term for three credit hours towards Certificate of Ministry Program) – Dallas Baptist University
  • 11/15/14 – Country Church Leadership Summit: Truett Seminary
    (no charge and lunch/materials will be provided)

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