SONOITA - Rural Arizona may be one of the last bastions of the “cowboy” lifestyle. Yet Cowboy Churches, tending to appeal to the cowboy or rural lifestyle, have been springing up all over Arizona and the country. Worshippers don’t even have to own ranchland or livestock, to appreciate the simple word of God that is offered in a facility like Canelo Cowboy Church in Sonoita.

“When we had our first service, an Easter Sunrise Service in the middle of nowhere in 2006, we had 80 people show up,” explains Pastor Steve Linsey. “I knew we were onto something that was needed here.”

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