Pastor & Elders

Steve Bishop


Pastor Steve was born and raised in Greenville, Texas.  He was raised in a Baptist church with very strong family ties and beliefs.  He was called to ministry as a teenager, however, he did not surrender to that call until he was 27.  He will tell you that he did not want to be a pastor, as he puts it, "he gets nervous when speaking to a crowd".  Eventually, the tug on his heart along with the favor of God on his life, the calling in his heart never silenced.  One day it hit him, he knew what he had to do and that was to be obedient to God.  Since that day of surrendering to that still small voice, he has never looked back.  

Every Monday for years, he would drive from Huntington, Texas to Houston, Texas so he could attend class all day as he worked towards his Masters Degree in Christian Education.  He realized early on that life always works out for the good when you obey the call of God.  Running or delaying God's purpose only complicates things.  

Instead of putting family off during his college days, he married his beautiful wife  Daphne.  During this pivotal time in his life and marriage, he was youth pastor, a college student, and a father to 3 small children.  Pastor Steve and Daphne had their hands and schedules full.  They knew there would be sacrifices ahead and prepared themselves for the journey they were about to embark on due to their obedient heart and surrendering to the calling of God.

Later on, the call to adopt came to fruition.  Not surprisingly, the adoption seed was planted in Daphne's heart at the age of 14.  She knew one day, if it was God's will for her life, he would make it happen.  Sharing this news with Steve was not favored at first.  However, little did they know the direction that this seed would take them.  

Later on, Steve had the opportunity to take a mission trip to Romania with a youth group.  While there, he saw children of other countries that will have little to no chance in knowing Christ, if at all.  When he came back home from his mission trip he was a changed man.  God had now planted that seed in his heart as well.  He sat his wife down one day and said, "Whenever God allows us to, we will adopt internationally.".  That is when the search for lil' Caidee entered into their hearts.

After a long journey, a few years and many obstacles later, they found themselves in China awaiting to meet their new baby girl.  God Provided miraculously in many many ways during their journey for Caidee ,  God simply wanted the Bishops to be willing and ready.  Caidee is a physical reminder everyday to have courage and say YES to Jesus!

The journey of following God's plan has taken them to many places, including Hawaii before coming back home to the Greenville area.  Being obedient and pursuing God's purpose has brought he and his family here to lead, guide and direct us here at Ridin' High Cowboy Church.   And Boy, are we glad he did.  We love our Pastor and his family.  There is none better Bar-None!  We are extremely blessed and Thank God for the many blessings.  

From the day he stepped onto the grounds at Ridin' High Cowboy Church and the obedient spirit and heart he has to take on this challenge, God has poured out his blessings on Ridin' High in so many ways.  From a new church building, covered arena, congregation growth to the plathora of beautiful people coming to know Christ.  

God will pour out his Blessings on the willing and obedient.

Deuteronomy 28:1 Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.