By Amber Cassady
Loveland, Colo.- Nestled under the shadow of the Devil’s Backbone of Horsetooth mountain in Loveland, Colorado, a bright light shines in a renovated dairy barn. Once adorned with cattle stalls and hay, the barn is now filled with the sweet sound of worship from the group of believers and seekers that is Round Up in Glory Cowboy Church.
The barn was not always their place of worship. In 2008, Greg and Mitzi Deal and their children began to pray that the Lord would give them the valley in which they live in Loveland to reach for Christ. They live on a farm with “every animal you think of,” as their middle child Jodie candidly described. Greg Deal, the pastor of Round Up in Glory, said, “It donned on me that there is a culture that I could reach for Christ right in my backyard, and that is the cowboy culture.”