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Musician Profile – Sarah Hess

Sara was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. At a young age she began to serve the Lord and her community with her gifted voice. From gospel hymns to high school choir and musicals Sara continued her love for singing performing in College Choirs and Musical Theatre.  Sara and her husband relocated to Helena MT in 2018. Sara advocates for …

Loving God Was Easier

In this video singing “Loving God was Easier” this quartet of performers includes Julie on the guitar and vocals, with Deb, Allison, and Jacque singing along.

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Steve and Angie Munnell

Montana Christian Festival 2021 welcomes a new addition to our program, Steve and Angie Munnell. The Munnell’s have served the body of Christ, individually and collectively, with their vocal and instrumental talents for 36 years. Steve’s voice is his gift, with a good ear for singing either melody or harmonies. Angie is a singer/songwriter and plays piano, guitar, viola and …

Teacher Profile: Rev. David Blackwell

David’s pastoral path brought him to Montana in 2005 as the Senior Pastor of Florence Carlton Community Church. He leads the preaching, vision, and leadership teams of the church. David grew up in a great Christian environment created by loving parents, and made the personal decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ in 1980. David and his wife Beth …

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Musician Profile: Deb Foley

Montana Christian Festival welcomes returning guest musician, Deb Foley, a multi-talented musical artist.  Deb has been a lifelong musician beginning at the early age of 8.  She is an accomplished pianist and songwriter.  Harp, saxophone, accordion, auto harp, spoons, harmonica, drums and a cajon are among her instrumental talents.  Deb has devoted her God given gift of music to blessing …

2019 Teachings & Musical Performances

The full teaching and music series is live on YouTube from the Montana Christian Festival! You can watch just the teachings, just the music, or all of the weekend together! Check out the playlists on our YouTube channel or watch the videos in order below: Intro Reverend Gene Slavit – The Witness of God’s Creation Reverend Kip Holdren – The …

Musician Profile: Melody Carter

Melody Ann Carter is a singer-songwriter who was born into a musical family in Florida. Music is a big part of her life in more ways than one, she even received her first name from the song “Unchained Melody” which was a favorite of her mother and father. She began learning to play the piano from her father at age …

Musician Profile: Florence Carlton Cowboy Band

The Florence-Carlton Cowboy Band plays western, gospel and traditional songs. They are based in the Florence-Carlton Community Church where hitching posts are available for riders and there is plenty of parking for steel horses too. The Church functions as an intra-denominational fellowship welcoming anyone. “You are Always welcome at cowboy church no matter where you come from, what your background …

Musician Profile: Ramona Bidon

Ramona Bidon and her husband Ted are from Helena Montana and operate Word of Life 360 and Word of Life 360 Network. Ramona is a talented singer and musician and we are excited to have her as one of our awesome performers! Ramona began playing the guitar at 11 years old and learned many 1970’s folk songs along with her …

Musician Profile: Curt Belts

Curt Belts is a retired Fire Chief from Florence, Montana. He and his wife Lauretta are the inspiration for the Montana Christian Festival and we are thankful they have dedicated their time and effort to putting it together! Curt is a singer and guitarist who has been singing since he was 4 years old. He is a former member of …