Just As I Am Cowboy Church


Construction As Of January 14th 2017

Construction Update

We are happy to report as of January 14th 2017 the inside walls of the building are now complete except for the upstairs. The kitchen and serving area are on the north end in the middle of the building, bathrooms are on the northeast corner with class rooms on both sides. Plans have been made to start installing the electrical wiring and the upstairs duct work. Plans are to start the south end where the pulpit and platform will be located. Donations have allowed for the purchase of the wire and the electrical boxes. The walls will be completed with barn siding donated by folks in the community. The men of the church will begin dismantling a barn in the local area for the barn siding and the tin to be used around the kitchen and serving area. The pastor and the congregation invite everyone to come and see what GOD is doing at Just As I Am Cowboy Church. All are welcome.

Upon completion of the building the church will be hosting a one day revival complete with music, meal and preaching. Plans are being made for October 2017. We will be posting more information as the time gets closer. If you or someone you know would like to be involved in the revival, please leave a comment or call Gene Arnett at: 573-819-5095.

The Just As I Am Cowboy Church will continue meeting in the community building behind the Paris City Office until the completion of the new building. Meeting times are Thursday evening meal at 6:00 pm, service at 7:00 pm and Sunday morning 9:30 am, Sunday School 10:30 am service. All are welcome.


First Milestone

Thanks To All Who Worked On The New Church:

Today marks a milestone in the process of building the Just As I Am Cowboy Church building. The new building is now framed and enclosed, marking the

The Metal Is On

beginning of the work inside. The last five months have been spent swinging hammers, digging holes and moving dirt. At Just As I Am Cowboy Church, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about brothers and sisters who have dedicated countless hours to this project. I remember how friendly everyone was the first week I attended church. Several people came to greet and shake my hand. Several more people invited me to their hot homemade meal. I’ve had the honor of serving in several services and events. I remember all of the various church functions and heartfelt conversations that I have been a part of.

Today I am simply writing to say thank you. You are such an amazing congregation and it has been such a blessing to be part of it. I am continually blown away by your compassion, generosity and willingness to serve. I can only hope that I have inspired all of you as much as you have inspired me.

Thank you so much for all that you do. You make this great place possible.

Keep Up The Good Work!!



Welcome to our church site. We are happy you are visiting and welcome you. Check out weekly activities on our calendar. We are hosting a hymn-sing on December 3rd 6:00 pm at Pleasant Green Baptist Church outside Madison. December 10th we are attending the Crossing Church, 425 Broadway, Hannibal to see “Journey Through Bethlehem.” We also have a trip coming up to Iowa on Dec. 31. Please come join us for any of our services. We would be happy to see you!


Construction Updates!!!

As of Tuesday, November 15th, the roof is almost completed.  With the help of our volunteers and the Amish workers, things are moving right along.  Pastor Steve has been running the high lift and Leon has been doing dirt work for the septic system.  We are waiting for windows and as so on as they are installed, the siding can be installed.  For more constructions, please see New Building.

Men of Highlift

Men on Highlift


New Building Going Up

Church Building Going Up 


The new church building framing is nearing completion. Next the metal will go on the roof and the sides. The inside will have to come next year when the ladies can get the design ideas together. The building is 100 feet long and 60 feet wide with a drive through canopy at the front door. There will be a fire place made with stones gathered from around the county. There will be two floors with walkways around the outer walls. Four bathrooms two upstairs and 2 down stairs. There will be a park and picnic area at the northwest corner. Park and church are sitting on a beautiful gentle rolling nine acre plot. The pulpit will be located at the south end of the church with a twenty five foot vaulted ceiling over head. The congregation will sit in chairs at a table where they will eat and hear the message instead of the traditional pews. Much of the decor will be in the cowboy fashion such as wooden shelves instead of cabinets and cedar lumber will cover the walls instead of the usual sheet rock. A two hundred and fifty seating arrangement will accommodate even the largest events like weddings and music concerts. The enjoy a meal at 6:00 pm and a service at 7:00 pm every Thursday evening and Sunday School 9:30 am ad church 11:00 am every Sunday Morning.