"Silver Bullet" concept generated with the creation of 250 cowboy/western heritage churches in 8 states.

New Mexico New Church Pastor Shares Testimony

The phrase “the ride of my life” is an understatement describing the journey we are experiencing at Valencia County Cowboy Church.  Eight months ago we were excited about the chance to be a part of a new cowboy church, but we never could have imagined what we were about to witness and the plan God had for us in eight months.  There are three defining factors that have influenced the success of VCCC:  1. the sovereignty of God, 2. the partnership with Ron Nolen and CUIM 3.  the amazing core group God put together at VCCC.  Ron has been a friend, mentor and a great example to me personally and as a pastor. Ron invested in my life on a weekly basis.   It was amazing that the phone would ring at the right time as I was working through new challenges, it would be Ron and he would give me counsel on these challenging issues not knowing I was working through them.  Ron has an incredible heart for the cowboy church movement.  In 30 years of ministry I have not encountered a man that has shown the passion, sacrifice and humility for a vision to impact the kingdom of God.

The board members and friends of CUIM have been beyond supportive and encouraging.  We have had board members contact us to pray with us, share their excitement for what God is doing in our church and community.    As a church we are committed to supporting CUIM financially on a monthly basis and as God continues to bless VCCC we will increase our financial support as well as our time and spiritual support.  VCCC leadership looks forward to partnering with CUIM in the development of new church starts in the future.

As a church we stand side by side with CUIM, as a pastor I stand side by side with Ron Nolen.


Sincerely in Him,

Curt Miller






  • Arena Outreach funnels people to the foot of the Cross.

  •  Arena Ministry puts Christians to work for Christ in the church.

  • Arena Ministry anchors Western church to culture (target group)

  • Arena Ministry provides multi ministry outreach through age group activities.

  • Arena Ministry helps builds strong youth outreach program

  • Arena Ministry provides alternative to drugs, alcohol, and laziness.

  • Arena ministry most evangelistic outreach of western church.

Our Purpose: "An IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation established to  encourage and support Western Heritage Church Planting as "We Go Across America With the Gospel"



Demographics Being Targeted

We are presently working in New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee.  Any area is considered beyond these if brought to us.



The best way is to contact Ron Nolen, Executive Director under Contact Us, to find out how to start one.


“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor in not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58

How does one start a Western Heritage Church? 

You can donate to CUIM and deduct from your Federal Income taxes as an IRS 501 c 3 non-profit corporation.


Ron Nolen, Executive Director

CUIM...stands for Cowboy-up-international Ministries, which is attempting to launch 15 high impact Cowboy Churches across our Nation over the next 3 years. After one year of preparation, the first was launched on March 5, 2017, in Bosque Farms, New Mexico. By the Lord's Grace and Help this major new western Church could impact nearby Albuquerque with an estimated one million population in the surrounding area. Please, join in praying for pastor Curt Miller/family and newly recruited Christian leaders/workers which, The Lord is seeking to raise-up in Bosque Farms. That many souls will be won to Christ and that all will have the opportunity to grow into maturing disciples of the Savior. Valencia County Cowboy Church is meeting not far from the Bosque County Rodeo Grounds at the Bosque Farms Elementary School. Prayer is needed for this New Church plant located in the western part of the USA and prayer that CUIM will find favor with God and favor with His people in continuing this "first century" method of Church Evangelism/Disciple Making.

Ron Nolen, CEO/President CUIM

CUIM has created a 5 year plan to start 12 new high impact Western Heritage (Cowboy) Churches in 12 strategically chosen cities, known as the What If Campaign.  We need your help & support to do this.  If the Lord leads you, please donate what you can or want to CUIM by clicking on the Donate button to the right.  See trifold brochure below.


Planting Churches

This is what we do!!  We provide a proven and tested strategy developed over 20 years by Ron Nolen.

I have been on a Cowboy Up International Ministries (CUIM) road trip which is based in Midlothian, Texas. I have been traveling since Monday of June 7 week.  I started Monday evening in Wichita Falls, Texas with a fellowship supper meeting with Pastor Eddy /Jeanne Klump and the Elders and wives of the Salebarn Cowboy Church.  It is a great church and pastor and uplifting time of Christian Fellowship for all. 

I then drove to Lubbock to spend the night with oldest son, Mr. Dean, and we had a super time hanging out together. 

The next day I drove on into New Mexico where I had numerous meetings with potential new Western Church supporters.  One of those who wants to see NEW MEXICO won to Christ is Bro. Charlie Hibner & wife Verna.  Charlie is the church starter and pastor of the Rincon Blanco Cowboy Church in Cebolla, NM, near Chama River.  He is a "rancher and pastor if that's who you after" as he likes to say. 

I then spent a day traveling with two of God's choice servants Ralph and Susan Hill of Edgewood, NM, where Bro. Ralph serves as an elder at the newest CUIM start, East Mountain Cowboy Church in Edgewood, NM. 

The next day I had the privilege of worshiping with the Valencia County Cowboy Church in Las Lunas, NM, where Bro. James Robbins serves as Pastor. Their worship services are at 9:00am and at 11:00 am. 

I am so grateful for those all across AMERICA who are praying for and supporting the vision of Western Church Planting across our Nation .  Have a blessed Lord's Day!! Jesus is coming, and lets be found worshiping and serving HIM!