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Rev. W. Stan Formby, and his beautiful wife of 50+ years, Brenda Gail Formby, have been the lead Pastors at churches in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Colorado for the last 46+ years. They have made Durango their home since 1990 as the lead Pastors of the First Assembly of God Church, Victorious Life Fellowship and now Durango’s Cowboy Church.


“The Lord had been leading me for the last two years to build a Cowboy Church. We thought He was going to take us back to Oklahoma but the Lord had other plans. We are now on a journey to achieve a goal of building an Arena for family and Cowboy activities including a new Church Building. You don’t have to be a Cowboy to attend our church, you just need to like the Cowboy way. Come, go with us, as we blaze this new trail.”


Background and family:

Pastor Stan was born in Hominy, OK and raised in Bartlesville, OK. He graduated from SAGC in Waxahachie, TX with a BS in Christian Ministry. He also attended West Georgia College in Carrollton, GA, and TU in Tulsa, OK.

While serving as lead pastor, Pastor Stan also taught Special Education in Georgia and Oklahoma, as well as serving the San Juan Sectional Presbyter, La Plata County Jail Chaplain, and presently as the Chaplain with the Colorado State Patrol.


Brenda Gail (Grant) Formby was born in Atlanta, GA, graduated Roosevelt High and attended college at SAGC in Waxahachie, TX where she graduated with a PHT (for “Putting Hubby Through”).


Pastor Stan and Gail have three sons and are fondly known to their seven grand children as “Pa” and “Grand”.


Pastor Stan enjoys camping, horseback riding, and reading. Gail enjoys camping, music and scrap booking.

Rev. W. Stan Formby, Durango, Colorado
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