Sunday Morning, August 27
We were not familiar with any churches in Nashville, so decided to go to the Cowboy Church in Texas Troubadour Theatre, and were pleased to have Hezekiah and Kayla join us.
There is a museum adjoining the theatre. Cerwin was fascinated with Ernest Tubb’s bus. The Cowboy Church uses the theatre on Sundays only.
We had heard about Cowboy Churches and have seen a few services on TV.
The service is on the radio – and opened and closed by this man.
From the Internet: Cowboy Church is a fast moving, well-paced interdenominational service featuring your favorite country music artists, as well as local songwriters performing their personal favorite gospel songs, combined with the music and ministry of Dr. Harry Yates and Dr. Joanne Cash Yates.
This program is broadcast into over 110 countries, reaching millions through WSM Radio, WWCR (World Wide Country Radio) and streamed live on MusicCityTelevision.com.
Dr. Harry Yates was the MC and introduced the musicians.
Bobby Abraham is from Ireland and was in the USA on his honeymoon. Loved his songs and accent. Afterward I asked him if he is a professional singer in Ireland. He said, no, he just sings in churches.
Russ Roberts shared a short testimony and sang a few songs.
Of course cowboy hats are used for offering plates in a cowboy church. 🙂
Joanne Cash Yates sang a song before the message.
She is the wife of Dr. Harry Yates (the preacher) and younger sister of Johnny Cash. Her hair is a bit unusual (white in the front and black/gray in the back). However, it is not blue. The blue is from the lights. 🙂 She is a delightful, friendly lady. She talked to me a bit before the service – when I had no clue who she was.
Dr. Yates preached a sermon on getting weary. “How do you react when you are weary and people “push your buttons? Aren’t you glad God never gets weary of our requests and needs.
It was a short but challenging message.
We went across the street to Gaylord Opryland Hotel for lunch. I will post those pictures tomorrow evening.