Pastors & Staff

Troy Gardner

Lead Pastor

Troy grew up working on his family’s Brangus cattle ranch in Burton (Willow Springs Ranch), but lived close enough to Brenham to attend school there. Once graduating high school, it seemed logical to start college at Blinn. After a year of college, Troy realized he really liked working with his hands, and ended up learning the trade of plumbing.
At 20 years old, Troy married his high school sweet heart, Amy. It didn’t take long after being married that Troy and Amy’s marriage starting to experience some challenges, but God got a hold of Troy that first Summer after being married, and it made all the difference. As a result, Troy went on to work in fulltime ministry in various capacities, including being the Operations Director for Faith Mission and Help Center. Troy and Amy live on 30 acres in Independence, and have 5 grown children. They love children, and while they sometimes wish they had more, they’re content to wait for grandbabies.

Marty Mosher

Teaching Pastor

Pastor Marty started as Lead Pastor May 1, 2017, and then intentionally moved into his current Teaching Pastor Role in 2022 as part of a succession plan designed to raise up and empower future generations of leaders. 
Prior to coming to Cowboy Church of Brenham he served in various Associate Pastor roles for the first half of his over 40 years in ministry. The he served as Church Planting Lead Pastor of 2 churches, and then spent 11 years as a Church Starting Consultant helping other pastors start over 100 churches in Central Texas. 23 of those were Cowboy Churches, including Cowboy Church of Brenham. Marty married Lori way back in 1979, and they have 3 grown children, Brett, Lindsey, and Scott. Pastor Marty’s main roles are to serve as the primary preacher, bringing culturally relevant, biblically based, life application message on Sundays, as well as leading & training for our Round Pen Small Groups, Lay Pastors, and Teams. Along with our other pastors, he gives leadership to and models Pastoral Care for utilizing ‘every member as a minister’. Pastor Marty is avid hunter and golfer, and spends some of his spare time guiding turkey hunts.

Cody Tilley

Young Adult and Media Pastor

Pastor Cody moved to Texas in February of 2023 to join the CCOB Staff. He grew up team roping in high school and college rodeo. He has been on staff at Cowboy Churches as an Associate Pastor and a Youth Pastor since 2017. What he brings to the table here at CCOB is his background in Media and Young Adult ministry. He has an experience in podcasting and video production, as well as the knowledge of starting a college and young adult ministry. He has been serving in camp ministry for the last 8 years. Cody also serves with the AFCC helping churches take steps in advancing their media and youth/young adult programs. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, playing golf, and getting to rope.

Lori Mosher

Children's Director

Lori has decades of experience in Children’s Ministry and has put that to use since coming to Cowboy Church of Brenham in 2017.  She  gives leadership to “Kids’ JAMboree –a Sunday morning fun celebration she developed & started. It’s where kids find ‘n follow Jesus forever. The Lord has given her a great team of over 80 folks who take a turn serving. (she thinks it’s our best team...and will tell you so!). In the past she has started two church children’s ministries from scratch as well as leading in large churches. Lori is married to Pastor Marty. She likes to read and relax in her spare time, is a ‘gifted and talented’ sleeper (but she will go hunting on the afternoon hunt!)

Heather Howe

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Heather and her husband, Keith have served as a Kids’ JAMboree volunteers from the start and are both passionate about kids growing through the ministry. Today, she works closely with Lori to plan and coordinate for each Sunday and other events.  Alongside all the wonderful Kids’ JAMboree volunteers it is her goal, in partnership with parents, for each child to enjoy learning about the Lord.  She and her husband have two children who keep them busy with sports, animals, hunting and fishing.

Macie Garrison

Office Administrator 

Macie grew up just down the road in Lexington, TX but currently resides in Bryan. She is continuing her education at Liberty University (online) where she plans to graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Christian Counseling. In her free time, she enjoys serving alongside the AFCC camps, traveling, reading, and quality time with her family and friends



Art began attending CCOB in 2012. When CCOB began service’s at our current location Art was brought on board to take care of the grounds. Art enjoys volunteering on our Greeting team, Arena team and Kids JAMboree. Art has said there is no greater privilege than to tend to God's yard and keeping our church building operating smoothly.