It’s Sunday morning.The stock are all fed and watered. Sunlight is filtering through the barn door. There’s a bit of straw scattered about the plank floor. So pull up a bail, quiet your mind, and listen to a word from the Good Book. Listen to some music of the faith. Refuel your heart and soul. It’s Old West Chapel Cowboy Church time with Pastor Stephen Harrington and the Mountain Saddle Band.
Old West Chapel was started back in 2001 and Mountain Saddle Band was form in 2002 to be the host band of Old West Chapel. Old west Chapel met on the first Saturday of every month at Calvary Baptist Church in Show Low. It closed it doors in 2008 and became a traveling cowboy church for rodeo’s, festivals, special events and still continues in that endeavor.
Pastor Stephen Harrington is an ordained minister with ICCA (International Cowboy Church Alliance Network) and serves as the Arizona territorial director. He has served as a minister for many years and is a past president of the Western Music Association Arizona Chapter. He is the founder of Old West Chapel and the Mountain Saddle Band.