Things Are Looking Up!


We are off to a good start in our ministry together. I have met a number of people over the past month who have shared with me a hopefulness for this church and a vitality for its future.


In the coming days you will be hearing a lot about our stewardship campaign, Things are looking up!  The intention of this slogan is twofold.  First, as Christians and as a church family, we are called to “look up” to Jesus Christ who is our source of strength and salvation.  We believe that God, as revealed through Jesus Christ, provides many blessings of promise, presence, and peace.  Secondly, this slogan also serves as an encouraging word that captures the hope and renewal that I sense from a lot of you at First Presbyterian.  I am excited about the ministry we share and look forward to reaching out to our community and changing lives in the name and power of Jesus Christ.


I would like to personally invite you to attend my installation service on Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 PM in our sanctuary.  This service will mark a new era in the life of our church.  My father, who is a Presbyterian pastor from California, will be preaching on this special occasion.  Following the service, a reception will be held in our fellowship hall.  Come and join us in this special celebration.


I look forward to developing deeper relationships with all of you.  It is my desire to helping this church advance its ministry in Billings and beyond.  Help us to make First Presbyterian a place where the name of Jesus Christ is exalted, where lives are transformed by the presence of God, and where we provide a healthy environment where people can grow in the grace and love of Jesus Christ. 


Yes, it is exciting to be a part of a church where Things are looking up!  I look forward to worshipping with you on the next Lord’s Day.



In Christ,



Pastor Dave