about
helena first

The only way to experience true fulfillment is through having a relationship with Jesus Christ and being connected with other believers; fulfilling the mission God has assigned to you.

WE HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH THIS IN FOUR WAYS: 
 
 

our mission

Pastor Paul’s passion is reaching people who are far from God with the life-giving message of Jesus.
 
He and his wife, Amy, have four grown children: Caleb, Jordan, Austin and Olivia. They’re very proud grandparents of four adorable granddaughters and two grandsons as well as multiple litters of puppies.

meet the team

LEAD PASTOR

PAUL FEUERSTEIN

staff

olivia sanford

family ministries administrative assistant

doug greenman

executive pastor

david rivera

connections pastor

paul goodman

congregational care pastor

joe sanford

technology

joey taylor

family ministries pastor

SHONA GEIER

SMALL GROUPS DIRECTOR

carlos collado

worship pastor

renee wells

admin support

christian peterson

kids first pastor

janie taylor 

HF leadership institute

melissa thomas

administration

mary bryson

bookkeeping

not pictured:


tanner helgeson- facilities team
jim pagels- softer sundays pastor 

kyle Milligan 

maintenance technician

will grieve 

childrens ministr

JANETTE NOSTRUM

NURSERY COORDINATOR

SHOHNEEN BICKLER

FACILITIES TEAM

our story

During some of the most difficult days of our nation’s history, the Great Depression, two bold women felt led by God to establish a church in the capital city of Montana. With a passion to see lost souls won for Christ, they let nothing hold them back. 
 
Their mission lives on in the DNA of Helena First. We’re deeply committed to helping people develop a relationship with Jesus and live a fulfilled life! While the Gospel Message has never changed, our methods of presentation have in order to remain relevant in our ever-changing culture. 

 
Over the years, our church has met in various locations, including rented facilities, and at the old St. John’s Lutheran Church building (11th and Logan). We built at our present location in 1966 and have secured property on McHugh Ave. for future expansion. We’re committed to reaching Helena for the long haul.
 
Bridge Assembly was birthed by Helena First in 1994, and functions as an independent work. 
 
Paul Feuerstein has been our Lead Pastor since 2007. Since his arrival, through the work of the Holy Spirit, we’ve more than doubled in size as we continue the legacy of reaching out to people who are far from God with the life-giving message of Jesus. We’re exciteD about what lies ahead!

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“I’ve been attending Helena First with some close friends since around March. I have never once left without feeling so much love, having an open heart to God and meeting and hearing from some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.” 

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– Sabrina Nicole Ivie