Obed Aguirre

We are pleased to offer Obed’s intro el español and in English!   Originally from Monterrey, Mexico Son of a pastor / church planter in Mexico. Prayed to receive Christ at age 12; called to full-time ministry at age 16. Trained at Bethel Baptist Bible School in Monterrey, graduating in 1999. Came to the United […]


Trey Haidle

Born and raised in Montana. Started attending Emmanuel in 2009. Graduated May 2020 from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago Illinois with a bachelors in Biblical Studies. Served as a counselor and assistant program director at Clydehurst Christian Ranch. Played college Basketball at Moody Bible Institute. Loves spending time in the outdoors or playing sports of […]


Jeff House

Holds a bachelors degree in Pastoral Theology from Crown College in Powell Tennessee. Received a Master of Ministry from Crown Seminary in May 2022. Originally from Boardman, Ohio where he met his wife Carrie at church and were married in 1994. Has 3 children: Caleb, Victoria and Mackenzie. Moved to Montana in 2004. Has served […]


Don Jones

Serves as our Shepherding Pastor visiting those in the hospital, nursing homes and homebound. Currently serves as one of our Elders. Served as our Lead Pastor from 1979-1989. In 1981 he was instrumental in purchasing the property on which Emmanuel is currently located. Led the congregation in building what is now our Education Wing (built […]


Steve Fowler

Has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from College of the Ozarks. Holds a Master of Divinity with a Missions and Evangelism emphasis from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Originally from Arkansas, Steve has served in church planting for over 32 years; 20 in Michigan prior to his work in Montana beginning in 2004. Been […]


Ryan Cooper

Originally from Billings Family has been members of Emmanuel since 1981 Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science / Secondary Education from MSU-B Holds a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, IN Met his wife, Kim, at Emmanuel and they were married in 2005 Join our staff in 2016 as Young Adults […]


Michael Laird

Holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Provides oversight to our Next Up Ministries (eTots, eKids, LINK). Born in Corpus Christi, TX Grew up attending Emmanuel with his family and was saved and baptized here as a child. Served as a Journeyman Missionary in the Canary Islands, Spain for 2 1/2 years. Married to […]


Eddie Frank

  Attended Multnomah School of the Bible and Montana State University Billings. Graduated with a degree in Education and minors in Music and French. Originally from Oregon, but moved to Billings in 1992 when he met his wife Jane at Clydehurst Christian Ranch. Joined our staff as Worship Leader in 2012. Has two children, Alli […]


Paul Jones

Emmanuel was founded in 1952 and Dr. Paul Jones has served as the Lead Pastor since 1989. The continuity and stability of the church is further reflected in the fact that he followed his father who served as pastor before him. Paul gave his life to the Lord at an early age and became highly […]


Steve Lortz

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, […]