"Jake Riley is a gifted, thoughtful artist who speaks to the greatest longings and deepest sorrows we all face.  He is a writer and orator whose spoken word performances have encouraged me and thousands of others.  At the church I lead, his performances have repeatedly touched people in a way my sermons never could.   I’ve personally found him to be that rare artist, whose poetry connects with people who are artistically inclined, while also speaking to men and women who are not trained in the fine arts.  Perhaps most significantly, I’ve found that his poetry articulates the emotions and longings of ordinary men—in a way that guys wish they could express themselves.  Jake’s humility and authenticity come thru in his art.  He’s got a gift that God is using to provoke and encourage many."

Adrian Boykin, Lead Pastor - Kearney Efree Church

"I have been taking part in Cowboy poetry gatherings for twenty-five years and I am excited to see the young poet Jake Riley come on board.  Jake will serve as a vital link in taking the craft of cowboy poetry to the next generation."

R.P. Smith, Cowboy Poet and Humorist

"Jake has a unique gift for connecting with people at a number of different levels. His humor can split your side, while his philosophical wit can encourage your faith and challenge your assumptions."

Ryan Kulhankek, President and CEO, Interactive 360