Meet Our Pastor

Our staff is focused on enabling each believer to reach a deeper understanding of God's redemptive purpose in their lives and growth in their relationship with Christ. We are blessed with an outstanding group of volunteers who are committed to the service of our Savior and learning and teaching His Word. 

KD Tucker Whitaker DD, PhD & Debra M. Whitaker



Dr. Tucker Whitaker is the founding pastor of Cowboy Heritage Church. He and his wife Debra began the CHC in 2008 following the leading of the Holy Spirit to establish a work which ministered to people who were not satisfied with the teachings of the “modern” church.


Tuck has a PhD in Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary, a Masters degree in Theology from Heritage Baptist University, and has been honored with Doctor of Divinity Degrees from Heritage and Lion of Judah Universities. Ordained in 1983, he has served as Sr. Pastor, Youth Pastor, and staff Evangelist in several churches. He founded Rafter Cross Ministries and co-founded Cowboy Church Ministries to Pro Rodeo and has been involved in Cowboy Church ministry in Texas and the south for many years. Today he continues the work of a pastor and evangelist, and teaches End Times prophecy.


Having been bi-vocational in ministry, Tuck has been a Ranch Manager, a Working Cowboy, a Rough-Stock Pro Rodeo Cowboy, Tracker and High Mountain Ranger. Tuck’s “lil bride”, Deb, is a high school Art teacher of 25 years and was raised on the Great Plains in a farm and ranching community.  Deb leads the Women’s Ministry of the CHC and serves on the board of Rafter Cross Ministries.