We love to be included in gospel sings and we also enjoy hosting them. We have been included in the sings at Decatur, IL when they would bring in the bigger name groups like Dixie Melody Boys, The Lesters, and we got to open for them one year. We participated in Rockome Gardens Gospel Music Weekend for 4 years before they changed the genre. We sang along side 2 other groups each year. We have been included in many area gospel sings with a variety of groups and we appreciate that.

We would love to be included in your gospel sing whether it is on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday (or anytime really)


In 2009 we started hosting a Gospel MusicFest. This would be in different towns and we usually did this 2 times a year. Basically we would have a host location that would assist with getting the word out and they would also supply the food. The church would use this as fundraising. At first it ran Friday night for 3 hours and Saturday for 6 hours, but we found that 1 day was better to bring groups in and also more people came out to listen. The sings now run 3-4 hours on a Saturday afternoon or early evening. They can be held inside or outside. There is no charge for this event except for the food and drinks if people choose to do so. Groups can set up a merchandise table and sometimes a donation bucket is put out to help groups with their travel. 

We work with several groups who are willing to come and share the gospel and we also can invite groups that you know in your area too.  We all work together to promote the event. 

If you are interested in having a Gospel MusicFest in your area, please contact us and we can work out the details.


If you are looking for someone to fill the pulpit while you or your pastor is on vacation, taking time off, or your church is in the process of looking for a new pastor - we can do that. We love to minister through music. The songs should uplift and encourage one another. Many times as we sing, Ray or Cindy will talk before a song and this could include scripture or bible stories. Most times it has to do with the upcoming song. Instead of hearing just one message, you may hear several during the course of service.

If you prefer to have some singing and also a message - Ray is an Ordained Minister and can bring forth the Word of God in a sermon.  


We love to minister to seniors. We go to nursing homes, assisted living, supportive living and retirement homes. We also sing for many senior meetings, banquets, dinners and senior centers. 

We would love to come sing for your senior activity.


This is a time where you wear your cowboy hats, cowboy boots and denim and come together to worship Jesus. Whether it is outside, at a fair, festival or even at your church, we have a group of musicians and singers who come and play familiar songs so those in attendance can sing along and feel like they are a part of the event. Instruments can include (but not limited to), guitars, bass guitar, fiddles, washboards, piano, spoons and other instruments.  We can invite those in attendance to come on stage and sing but we ask that t​hey sing with the musicians present. (This means no soundtracks can be used). 

We participated in the Menard County Fair in Petersburg, IL for 10 years doing "Cowboy Church with New Jerusalem Singers and Friends".

We have taken Cowboy Church on the road at several area churches.

We started Cowboy Church at Atterberry Community Baptist Church in Petersburg, IL in June 2009 to July 2013 and again from July 2017  until we left the pastorate in March 2019.

All songs are gospel songs and mostly hymns or older songs that many would know and be able to sing along. 

We Accept Donations

If you would like to donate to this ministry we would appreciate it. We are involved in many areas of ministry such as traveling full time singing to churches, senior homes and other events, blog, podcast, online church services and concerts. Your donation is appreciated