Pastor Pete, the son of Pete and Lynse Pawelek, grew up right here in Atascosa County. As a young boy, Pete worked on his father's farm and ranch with his brothers and cousins, learning his way around Brahma, Simbrah, and Simmental cattle. Pastor Pete has also shoveled his fair share of hog manure, as well as learning his way around a John Deer tractor at a young age, plowing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting corn, milo, oats, and wheat.
Upon graduating high school in 1998, Pete went to Texas State University, pursuing a degree in Ag Education. During the summer of 1999, God changed his plans by calling him into the ministry. Pete graduated college in 2001 with a Bachelors of Communication and a minor in Religion . He then served as a collegiate minister for 2 years before being called back home to help start Cowboy Fellowship in 2003. While working full time at Cowboy Fellowship, Pete earned a Masters degree from B.H. Carroll Theological.As a part of his M.Div degree he also studied the biblical languages of Greek and Hebrew. During this time Pete founded Operation H2O, a mission organization in Africa dedicated to providing clean, safe water to the children of East Africa.Pete serves on various advisory boards and often speaks at churches and conferences as a part of his ministry.
On his day’s off Pete enjoys riding horses, helping out on his father’s ranch, flying airplanes, and spending time with his family. He married his wife Abby in May of 2005. Peter Isaac joined their family in May of 2008 and Hadley Christine arrived in July of 2010.
Pete says, "the last thing in the world I thought I would ever be was a Pastor, and the last place in the world I thought I would ever pastor was in Atascosa County. I suppose if God can use me, he can use anyone!" Pastor Pete's no nonsense, straight to the point messages do just that; they inspire others to let God use them.
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Scotty Graduated from Dallas Baptist University. He has a BAS in Psychology & a Minor in Kinesiology. He grew up as a country boy. His Dad owned a backhoe business and learned a hard work ethic from his parents. As he was growing up he earned his Eagle Scout Rank, volunteered at camps over the summers, and work at various jobs through out his life. After working construction for a while he quit and went back to school at DBU and met his soon to be love of his life Faith. Faith and Scotty have been married since 1998. They have 4 sons: Isom, Robert, Kadin, and Jax.
While Scotty was working construction he felt God continuing to reach out to him through the scriptures, Scotty could not deny who God is, he felt the least he could do was sever his God who gave up his Son for him. So Scotty had a moment when he Had a convesation with God that went a little like this, " God I have a big mouth and I know how to use a shovel, if you can use those two things then I am all yours". Not to long after that God open the door for him to serve as a youth pastor for 9 years before coming on with Cowboy Fellowship. After he came on we realized we wanted him as our Associate Pastor and ask him to change to that role in January of 2008.
His favorite passage of scripture can be found in Mark 2 where it speaks of the men bringing the paralyzed man to the house where Jesus was teaching. "Because it was so crowded they could not get in the door, they cut a hole in the roof and lowered the man on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, "Son, your sins are forgiven." I love it because the friends recognized their friend has spiritual value, and the roof didn’t matter. Prayerfully Scotty's goal is to be that kind of friend to the people God allows him to serve along side of.
Adam Shelburne joined us in January 2010 and came from the Dallas area. He is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University and Southwestern Seminary. He is the youngest of 3 children and is the proud uncle of his niece, Caroline. Adam enjoys collecting Mr. Potato Heads and Mickey Mouse memorabilia. He also likes to sing, play the piano, and spend time with his family. What he loves most about being at Cowboy Fellowship is the opportunity to partner with parents in leading their children to love and follow Christ. Adam's favorite scripture is:
Psalm 105:4 ~ "Look to the Lord and His strength. Seek His face always."
Tanner lives in Pleasanton, TX and attends Palo Alto college where he is majoring in Psychology. Tanner has attended Cowboy Fellowship for the last 2 years, and served as Interim Youth Pastor last winter. He came to work Jan. 1, 2008 as the Youth Pastor and was licensed on Feb. 3, 2008. He likes spending time with his friends, hanging out, playing golf, going to concerts, mission trips, and hopes to one day become a professional skydiver! (He says he's kidding). His favorite scripture is:
Show me your faith without your works and I'll show you my faith by my works. James 2:18
Renae has been married for 26 years to David McDaniel. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren and live in McCoy. Renae has been with Cowboy Fellowship since August of 2003. She is the office manager and has various duties. She feels that she has been blessed with such a wonderful ministry and enjoys what she does.
One of her favorite verses is: Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
....There is no guarantee that if we had done a part of our lives differently things would end up any different. We have to trust the God of the universe who directs the outcome of all things that he will do that which ultimately needs to be done (in spite of us, if necessary).
Hi, my name is Connie Zuniga
I work as the secretary/receptionist at Cowboy Fellowship. It is usually my voice you hear first when calling the Church. I have worked here since 2009 and previously I worked 30 years in social services . I have attended Cowboy Fellowship for 7 years. My hobbies are watching movies, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I'm a country girl, I love animals, dogs, cats and horses. I've known Christ since I was 5 years old. My favorite scripture is Psalms 121:1 " I will lift up my eyes to the hills from which comes my help."
Bertha has lived in Pleasanton since 1979. She has one daughter living in Kentucky. She enjoys playing golf, visiting family and loves her animals (a dog and three cats). Bertha feels very blessed that she was given the opportunity to work and serve the Lord at Cowboy Fellowship.
One of her favorite verses is Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.