Join Skipper Calder and the Cowboy Up Ministry Team

Horse Training With a Message

Cowboy Up Ministry is about teaching people and horses. Skipper Calder uses a horse each Sunday to teach "Love, Respect and Leadership: for animals, people and God." Skipper gives real-life principles for relationships and teaches the Bible in an easy to understand manner, with a simple cowboy approach. 
If you love God and horses, you will love Cowboy Up Ministry.



Skipper Calder, CEO and Founder of Cowboy Up Ministry, sits down with Liberty USA sharing his faith journey and how God called him to start Cowboy Up Ministry so everyone has the chance to experience God’s love, acceptance, and forgiveness. Skipper gives real-life principles for relationships and teaches the Bible in an easy-to-understand manner, with a simple cowboy approach.



Here at Cowboy Up Ministry, we are driven by a single goal; to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, and the power to live It.

Our values are love, acceptance, forgiveness, respect, leadership, teamwork, discipleship and safety. 

August 7, 2022

Skipper uses horse training techniques to bring a message titled, “5 Steps to Spiritual Freedom – part 4.”

1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Do not quench the Spirit.”

Ephesians 4:30 “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.”

James 4:17 “If anyone knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is a sin for them.”

Proverbs 3:11-12 “My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline and do not resent His rebuke.”

When your child refuses to obey, you will still take care of his basic needs but you sure are not going to take them out for ice cream!

Facebook live every Sunday at 11:00 am.


Church mailing address:
1320 Brahma Dr., Valrico FL 33594

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Learning Together

Get involved in a Bible Study group and see positive changes in your life, your attitude and your spiritual growth. Throughout the year we offer mens and ladies groups, as well as Sunday morning co-ed classes. Please click below to see our current Bible Study opportunities.

Prayer Group


Serving Together

For the past 5 years Cowboy Up Ministry has been involved in feeding the homeless and hungry in the Plant City community. We serve on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Click the link below if you are interested in joining our team.


Growing Together

Your kids are gonna love our Yearlings Children's Ministry! The Yearlings meet every Sunday morning at 11:00 am. (Not meeting currently due to Covid 19)


"Extremely laid back, non-judgmental environment, where everyone is welcomed like family . Skipper has an amazing talent training the horses and ties his approach and training to the relationship we should strive to have with God."

Pamela McLaughlin

"Skipper and the ministry present the TRUE word of the Lord, in terms that anyone, no matter if an unbeliever or long time Christian can understand. They are willing to be the vessel God can use in their humbleness. I saw your service on Palm Sunday both Skipper and JP let the Lord speak the truth through them. You can hear the same story as a child and as a grown up, then there is a whole new way the Lord can speak to you! Thank you all for being willing servants."

Debra Henneke

Contact Cowboy Up Ministry

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Join us every Sunday Morning at 11:00 am!

Physical Address:
5128 Berry Patch Rd., Dover, FL 33527

Mailing Address for inquiries or donations: 
1320 Brahma Dr.
Valrico, FL 33594




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