'Cowboy Preacher' publishes new book

Tammy Keele

Pastor James Scott of Basin published his first book, “From Range Ridin’ to Soul seeking.” In the book the Worland native depicts his journey to Salvation and gives insight on how to share the Gospel with others. 

Pastor Scott said the large print, 234-page paperback took about three years to complete. He said he answered a “calling” by God to take on the project and teach others the importance of sharing the Gospel.  In his book Pastor Scott, also known as the Cowboy Preacher, gives step-by-step instruction on how to witness to others. Throughout the manuscript, he also shares personal stories and how those trials and tribulations connect to corresponding Bible teachings. According to the evangelist the easy read is “intended for Christians as well as for those that do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.”

Although Pastor Scott is quite familiar with sharing the Gospel, writing a book was not an easy feat for the full-time minister. Pastor Scott said he would try to write about 1,000 words a night while maintaining his regular duties during the day.  The busy evangelist regularly ministers to the congregation of the Shell Church and frequently delivers sermons online.  He has helped plan and organize several community activities including a free community Thanksgiving dinner, the annual Ranch Rodeo and an assembly of like-minded believers to assist people around the Big Horn Basin in need of home repairs free of charge, just to name a few.

Scott reached out to authors he knew in order to gain insight on how to go about getting his book published. Since its release, Scott’s book has received overwhelming support. “The book is selling” said Scott. “I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from people that have read it.” As far as plans for a second book, he says there is nothing currently in the works but perhaps in the future.

Scott and his wife of 27 years, Rebecca, do not limit themselves to sharing the Gospel with folks in the Big Horn Basin. In fact, they have traveled all over the United States and the globe spreading God’s word. With the recent purchase of a piece of property and future plans to build a house it seems Basin will be the Scott’s home base regardless of where their travels take them. 

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, you can email hccjamess@yahoo.com or call 307-431-0725.