Our Beliefs and Purpose


We are an Independent Baptist church that loves the Lord and believes in the Great Commission as stated in Mathew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.




Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of what we believe and the Great Commission is the focus of everything we do.  Our worship is traditional in style with hymns and specials alike and we do use the King James Version of the bible as we endeavor to fulfill our purpose of sharing the gospel with our beautiful community here in Livingston MT and to spread the gospel throughout the world.  Our threefold mission here at Mountain Springs Baptist church is:




Love – the first step to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and a fulfilled peace in our lives is explained in Mark 12:30 – And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Our desire is that you would gain a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and, over time, gain such a strength from that love that you would spread that love into the next verse Mark 12:31 – And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.




That our love for Jesus Christ and our love for those around us would shine through in everything we do.




Learn – The Apostle Paul exhorts the brethren in Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; it is our hope and our intention that our people will grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ through weekly bible studies, couples studies, Sunday Schools, Sunday morning and evening messages, and youth activities so that we may be able to…




Live – Continuing the scripture that the Apostle Paul states in Colossians 1:9 above and following into verse 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; that our people would, through the activities of the church coupled with their personal and family study, not only grow closer to the Lord but exemplify (bring forth fruit) Jesus Christ in and through their lives; in and through the lives of their families; and into the community in which we live.  Jesus Christ Himself exhorts us in Mathew 13:23  But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.  




It is our hope that our people will live a life that shines for Jesus Christ and that our church would shine as a beacon for Jesus Christ in our community, in our country, and throughout the world. 




For more details on our beliefs you may press the button below for the link to our doctrinal statement. 

Doctrinal Statement

Our History

Mountain Springs Baptist Church is a young church with a long history.  We were founded in August 2003 by Pastor Billy Carter and his family who came west with the intent of planting an Independent Baptist Church in the Livingston area.  Over the eleven years since that time the church has transitioned from a storefront on Hwy 89 South to our own building here at 626 N 13th Street - we are incredibly blessed to be here! 

In the last several years we have had some ups and downs but, throughout our time here, we have seen the Lord’s hand move upon our people and upon our area as we transitioned from a missionary work for eleven years to, just 5 months ago, a truly Independent Baptist Church.  

In the summer of 2014 Pastor Carter answered the call to pastor a church in Dubuque, Iowa and Mountain Springs Baptist Church called Pastor Ara Megerdichian and his family to pastor our church here starting in September of 2014 at which point our transition from a missionary plant to a local Independent Baptist church was complete and our new chapter truly began. 

We are thankful for what the Lord has already done and are excited to see what He will do in and through our church here in Livingston, MT as we strive to grow and fulfill His great Commission.