NOLANVILLE — The Soldiers of the Cross Cowboy Fellowship in Nolanville has grown in the community since its humble beginnings in 2009 when services were held in a tent.

The nondenominational church teaches on a western heritage belief and culture. Pastor Danny Brey said the church came to the Fort Hood area to reach rural members of the community.

“We have a little bit of everything here and everyone is welcome,” said Brey about the church’s membership. Some members know about ranching and rodeos and some don’t.

“We just want to share the word,” said Matthew Ledbetter, lay pastor and youth minister.

The church began in a tent near its current location in April 2009. About 50 people attended its first meeting. Then, in 2011, the church tent was destroyed in a storm. Even without a location to meet, people still came to the site to worship together.

“We gathered under the trees for a while, even in the heat of the summer,” Brey said.

Soon, the church members began working together to construct the building where they currently worship as the congregation continued to grow.

The Soldiers of the Cross Cowboy Fellowship has services at 10 a.m. Sundays at 14788 Highway 439 in Nolanville.

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