Ministries of Arizona
Providing youth with wholesome bible teaching and cowboy skills.
Christian Cowboy Ministries of Arizona was founded on the principal of bringing young men and women an opportunity to receive sound Biblical teaching while adding a love of horses in the rodeo arena and the cowboy tradition.
We have two camps coming up this fall. Keep an eye out for more details!
Breakaway Bible Camp
October 27 – 29, 2022
For young ladies, ages 14 – 18
With the desire to grow our camps, this year we are adding a Breakaway Bible Camp! This Christ-centered camp, designed for young ladies only, will be held at the Canelo Cowboy Church in Elgin, AZ. Twelve young ladies who have the desire to improve their breakaway roping skills and foster a Christ-centered, uncompromising character will be given the opportunity to spend a weekend with some of the best instructors, and given the practical skills necessary to make them an asset not only in the arena, but in the arena of life.
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rodeo bible camp
June 6 – 9, 2023
For youth, ages 12 – 18
Mark your calendars now for 2023 CCMA 6th Annual Rodeo Bible Camp in Sonoita, AZ. We strive to provide a safe, wholesome environment where students receive top-notch rodeo instruction in team roping, breakaway roping, beginner roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, and horsemanship. In addition to the rodeo instruction, the campers are also taught Biblical principles and encouraged to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
March 1, 2023
Cowboy Bible Camp
For young men, ages 14 – 18
CCMA is thrilled to once again host this camp again this year. Ten young men who have the desire to be vocational cowboys and foster a Christ-centered, uncompromising character will be given the opportunity to spend a weekend in Young, AZ with some of the best Arizona cowboys and learn how to care for their horses, work cattle and practice the skills necessary to make them an asset on any ranch followed along with teaching these young men how to be disciples.
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Our mission is to reach young men and women in the cowboy culture with the life-changing message of God’s saving grace, that He sent His Son to pay the penalty for our sins and was nailed to the cross and rose again on the third day to restore man from his sinful state and be adopted by his heavenly Father. We want to give every young man and woman an opportunity to receive sound Biblical teaching and excellent cowboy/rodeo instruction.
Providing teens with top-notch cowboy instruction.
Watch the 2022 CCMA Rodeo Bible Camp recap now!
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CCMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to ministering to the youth in the cowboy and rodeo disciplines. With the generous financial help of others, we are able to provide teens with wholesome, Biblically-based teaching while giving them a rewarding experience in the rodeo and cowboy disciplines.
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meet the board
Nick Robbs – President
Nick Robbs grew up in southern Arizona where his family was involved with both ranching and farming. They were also deeply involved in their local churches, and this had a significant impact on his life. When he grew older, he attended and later became the Male Staff Director of Worldview Academy, a national, Christian leadership camp. He went on to earn his bachelors degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Arizona where he met his beautiful wife, Heather. They, along with their four children, Tucker, Colton, Wyatt and Ellie, attend Canelo Cowboy Church where Nick is a deacon. He has
Dennis Piovesan – Vice President
Dennis Piovesan was born on an island called Papua New Guinea as a missionary kid. In 1996, Dennis went to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology where he got his associate degree in small business management and carpentry. In 2002 he went to the Word of Life Bible School and received his associate’s degree in theology. This is also where he learned a lot about the camp ministry and fell in love with the idea of making an environment where kids of all ages, races, and backgrounds can hear and see the love that God has for them. Dennis is married to his beautiful wife, Juli, and son Case. Their hope and dream are that CCMA Rodeo Bible Camp will continue to utilize the tool of camp ministry to change lives by teaching young people about the hope we have through our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
Dawn (Eddy) Dutton – Secretary/Treasurer
Dawn was born and raised on a small family-owned farm, ranch, and feedlot outside of La Junta, CO. From a very young age, she learned to ride and
She is blessed to work for a virtual Christian marketing company as a Graphic Designer and specializes in event coordinating. Dawn is passionate about youth and horses and loves that the CCMA brings the two of those passions together.
Pastor Steve Lindsey – Board Member
Steve Lindsey was born in 1958 in the small town of Patagonia, AZ and was raised on a cattle ranch in Canelo, AZ. At the age of 6, Steve gave his heart to Jesus Christ and was baptized at Sonoita Bible Church in Sonoita, AZ. Steve attended high school in Patagonia, AZ graduating in 1976.
In 1979 Steve met his wife Naomi and after a 2-week engagement they were married November 2nd of that same year. Steve and Naomi lived in Benson for 15 years where they were blessed with 7 children.
In 1994 Steve and Naomi moved back to the family ranch where they were blessed with 2 more boys to add to the mix. So, now with 5 boys and 4 girls, they made a life together. God has always been a focus of this family’s life and His church and the church family were always important to the Lindsey’s.
God called Steve to preach in 2003 but, not wanting to get ahead of God, Steve sought the Lord intently before moving ahead. Jesus told us to preach the Gospel to every culture and Steve did not feel that his culture, the working cowboy, was being reached by the church, so in 2006 he and a team planted The Canelo Cowboy Church. They held the first service on April 16, 2006 in an 800 square foot one room school house on the family ranch in Canelo.
Steve’s vision of a Rodeo Bible Camp began in 2010 when he, with the help of Dennis Piovesan and his wife Juli, along with an army of other volunteers, held the first camp. The camp was a great success but quickly ran out of steam until this wonderful board resurrected the idea and we have what we have today. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalms 133:1
Mike Hughes – Board Member
Mike Hughes has been on the CCMA Board since 2019, but even before that he had been the instructor coordinator from the beginning. He is the one that brings the award-winning team of instructors together to selflessly teach kids. Part of his effectiveness for this position is that he is an accomplished team roper himself and has for years organized rodeos including the annual Sonoita Ranch Rodeo with his wife Beth.