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The pastor wears no vestments. The pulpit is a saddle on a wooden stool. Worship formalities? Leave those at your last church.
"We have more fun here than your average football game," Pastor Morris Pruit said.
That's because here, Jesus might have worn boots instead of sandals. And maybe he'd talk about cattle instead of sheep. Speculation aside, the folks at the cowboy church know three things for certain: They love Jesus, they love the rodeo and they love the West. Combine the three and you get a growing trend in Arizona: cowboy church. About 730 churches across the country are registered on the cowboychurch.net network. Most are in Texas, but 18 are in Arizona. Pruit started his church four years ago, but the movement has been around for decades....