Big Sky Baptist Church
(Formerly First Southern)
Established in 1953, First Southern Baptist Church was one of the first Southern Baptist churches in Montana. Through its sponsorship and support, churches were established in Great Falls and throughout North Central Montana. Up until the 1990’s the church’s membership consisted largely of military families, either active or retired. As the base began to downsize the church saw fewer military families. Throughout our history we have seen times of growth with a solid membership and also lean times.
We have a combined mission giving to the Cooperative Program and the two seasonal mission emphasis offerings. We also support work on an Indian reservation, Yellowstone Baptist College, State Literacy Program, Echoz, Great Falls Rescue Mission and Opportunities, Inc.
Dave Strand was called as the new pastor on August 1, 2016.
Our Vacation Bible School for 2018 will be held July 16-20 with a pre-registration on July 14th. This is for K-6th
Our church members are young at heart. We have some lovely ladies who make lap quilts for nursing homes. This last December they gave away 147 quilts to three different nursing homes.
We are looking for God to open up other doors for our church to reach out to our community. We are praying without ceasing, as our Lord leads. We are excited to serve God who is constantly on the move and we look for how God is helping us to ‘Live in the faith zone, not the safe zone.’