Executive Pastor

406-652-3161
slortz@myemmanuel.net
Life Groups, Mission, Pastor

  • Has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and a Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Oversees the day to day business of the church, the staff, facilities, missions and church planting.
  • Originally from Des Moines, IA, Steve moved to Montana with his family at the age of 10.
  • Met his wife, Julie, at Emmanuel’s youth group; they married in 1988.  She is the Finance & Social Media Manager at EBC.
  • Has two German Shepherds, Major and Stryker.
  • Steve was a Marine Corps officer, and was called to the ministry in the deserts of Iraq.  Previously worked as a deputy for Yellowstone County.
  • Passionate about Life Groups and believes every Christian should be involved in a life group for growth and accountability.
  • Has done mission work in Vancouver & Toronto, Canada, Nepal and Wyoming.
  • Enjoys summer outdoor activities, hiking, boating, shooting, sports, and traveling.