Testimony

Others share their amazing experiences about Fire Rock Church and Lone Tree Ranch….

We have had a wonderful time visiting The Ranch at Elkhorn Creek. I highly recommend a stay there. Many of the CMSA family have learned a lot there and made great friends and memories. Wes and Bobbie Walton are just fun people to be around. You will feel welcome from the first minute to the last.- Jim Rodgers
Our family camp and 50th wedding celebration could not have been better. Our hosts Bobbie and Wes Walton bent over backwards to insure our family would take away memories that would last a life time. The staff interacted with our grandchildren which made everyday special to them. Thank you Bobbie and Wes and the entire staff at Lone Tree Bible Ranch.- Barbara and Mike
Dear Wes and Bobbie, Thank you for opening the ranch up for my parents Anniversary and to the families to come and celebrate. Everyone of the family speaks so positively about their experience and the celebration we had. It was a great time had by all with a special thanks to you. I love the excellence in every activity and detail you have implemented at the ranch. The Ranch is a unique experience for my kids and family, I am so impressed with everything we did in one week. Thank you Wes & Bobbie for providing such a well done “Ranch Life” experience. We will be back generations to come.- Your Friends, The Hackneys
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed attending The Cowboy Church this winter while I was in Wickenburg. Having not attended church in the last 6 years since moving to a remote part of Oregon, I had decided to try a different church every week in Wickenburg during my winter stay. I thought it would be fun to see how everyone worshipped in the different denominations. I made it about 4 weeks and once I attended The Cowboy Church I stayed. It turned out God was more interested in how I worshipped!! Thank you so much for all the time you invest in this for people like me. I am so looking forward to coming back next year!! Have a great summer and I will be praying for you guys!!- Natalie Weller Baker Bustos
Never have I encountered a place like this and Lone Tree will forever hold a special place in my heart. My eyes were opened here and my heart was given here! Lone Tree holds many memories for me as a staff member, a visitor, and yes, as a family member. Please understand that I am not writing this review as a daughter, but on what Lone Tree and the Lord do here. So many lives have been touched here and the Holy Spirit truly moves here.- Brandi Holler , 2014
Dear Wes & Bobbie, It was such a treat to come to your house on Wednesday night. Thank you for the feast, in more ways than one. It was a feast for the eyes, to see the glory of God expressed thru your creative handiwork in decoration and what you have done with your home, a feast for the body, in the food & festivities, a feast for the spirit, in the teaching you gave us on The Holy Spirit. Many thanks givings thru you both who are calling us up to a higher standard, thanks for raising the bar. We all need to be accountable to a higher standard. Our Lord is an excellent God, and we learn that thru others. You are an example of excellence. I’ve heard it said we can’t go higher if we don’t have those examples from our Pastors.- Dick & Holly Smith, 12-18-2014
Just to let Wes know – I appreciate all his messages, but yesterday especially, his explanation/interpretation of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem passage was exceptional. I am humbled as a believer to be carrying Christ’s Presence wherever I go and want to behave as the unbroken colt – completely trustworthy to carry Him. Thank you for faithfully preaching the Word OF God in a way we all can have a Word FROM God- Laurie Boyd, 12-22-2014
Love your passion for God and love what He has you doing. You are truly wonderful soldiers spreading His word! Trisha and I look forward to seeing you this summer. We plan to come up and attend one of the conferences! Take care and God Bless!!!!- Jimbo Williams, April 28 2014
This place changes lives!- Kate Len, June 6 2014
The Holy Spirit just radiates love through you guys it makes people drawn in with thirst to have what you have and that’s how it’s suppose to be. Love you guys- Dawn Vrooman, June 10 2014
Many good memories here! Met my wife here on a singles retreat!- Michael Deveaux, June 22 2015
Thanks GOD for the awesome experience in FIRE ROCK COWBOY CHURCH. Even though I’m 337mi. away from my home town in California, I feel welcome here. I can sense the presence of God through the clear message and brotherly affection in Christ Jesus. GOD bless you all…- Nelvin Orellana, December 4 2016
I so enjoy going to Fire Rock Cowboy Church and hearing Wes preach. First time in my life I enjoy going to church. I look forward to getting know Wes, Bobbi, and the rest of the congregation better.- Jeff Mowbray, March 31 2016
I attended worship yesterday for the first time at Fire Rock Church and it was a wonderful experience. The people were very welcoming and I felt like I was right at home. How great to spend only an hour with these folks and take home a better perspective and add more meaning to my life. Casual, friendly atmosphere, and very inspiring!- Jeanie Allan, September 26 2016
Just wanted to share how much I am enjoying watching the Cowboy church videos. They mightily bless me, and I am planning to mention this on my Facebook page. Touching base again by this method makes me homesick for the wonder of Lone Tree; my hopes remain that the Lord will bring me back again someday. Blessings as you both continue your walk with Jesus!- Linda Mitchel, February 13 2017

I have known Wes for a couple years before the summer of 2012, but not very well, and have always thought of him as being born about 100 years too late. To me he has always resembled a cowboy from the old wild west. I learned this summer that Wes and Bobbie have hearts as big as the Wild west!

Wednesday, July 4th, the leader of my small group bible study texted me, wanting me to go to The Ranch with them that evening to hear Doug Stanton. I replied that I was not going to make it as I had been glued to my recliner, gritting my teeth all day with back pain. I had injured my back a couple months before this, and the doctors and neurologists could not do anything but give me pain medication and muscle relaxers. A lot of mornings I did not even want to get out of bed because the pain was so severe. So here I sat on the 4th of July in unbearable pain when I should have been out celebrating with friends and family.

I went to The Ranch the following Friday night as I was having a rare “better day” with my back pain. Doug had an altar call and everyone stepped up, so I followed the popular choice not really wanting to receive prayer. During a lull in the prayers, teachings and miracles at the altar, Doug said ” There is some one here with lower back pain”. That was my signal to hide, as I am not one to be in the spotlight. As I was tip toeing backwards away from Doug, trying to make my 6 foot frame shrink to a 4 foot frame, that is when I noticed several friends that are part of my small group looking me in the eyes as one of them said, “Greg, that’s you”. I then realized that I was not going to escape the “Hand of God”, so I stepped up to receive prayer from Doug, Wes and others standing around me. I was immediately overcome with the Power of the Holy Spirit. Moments later, Doug turned back to me and asked me to bend over as to not hurt myself. I thought to myself, God, I know and believe that you can heal my back so I am going to bend over like I have the body of a teenager and trust that it won’t hurt me. I bent over touching my toes and as I straightened back up my back cracked several times loud enough that everyone heard it. I was totally pain free!

The next morning, I sprang from my bed at 5:30 am, grabbed my dog and her leash and went out the door on a 5K run. I hadn’t done that for months.

Not only was I healed, but Doug had taught us how to be an instrument for the Holy Spirit in praying for healings for others. In the following months, I have prayed for healings for many others with back pain and have seen the miracles of healing in their lives as well, performed by the Hand of God and the touch of His Holy Spirit.

Thank you so much Wes and Bobbie, for bringing in Doug and Karen and allowing Wyoming to be part of so many blessings. Thanks for allowing your Ranch be the Spotlight in the middle of Eastern Wyoming.

Love you guys, and am so excited and looking forward to much much more that God has in store for you at The Ranch.- Greg Hetzer