Let Us Neigh
updated 08/07/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/07/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Part of the fast-growing Cowboy Church Network of North America (with 26 congregations to date, mostly in the South), Pastor Gregory brings a weeknight service to country folk, farmworkers and others whose Sundays are filled with rodeos and horse shows. The faithful are welcome in chaps and cowboy hats, even on horseback (though most sit in bleachers), to partake of cowboy poetry, heartfelt confessionals and old-fashioned preaching. Says music director Dave O'Toole, 47: "Once the worship starts, you forget you're in a stable and know you're in a church."