to Midtown Church. Thank you for visiting our staff
directory. This is an exciting day in which we live and this
is an exciting church to be a part of.
Our passion is contagious and our motives clear. We are
committed to serving and influencing every person we meet,
our family, neighborhood and city towards Christ's Kingdom.
If we can serve you in any way, please contact us and let us
Our plan is that you feel like part of our family. Our
passion is that you fall in love with Jesus. Our prayer is
that you will recognize His plan for you. Our promise is to
invest in your destiny in Him because, we BELIEVE IN YOU!
Pastor Russ & Traci
|Pastor Kyle & Dani Smith
|Peter & Amanda Hartzell
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On February 5,
2003 Pastor Russ and Traci shared their vision
for a new church with four other adults. They
did not want a new church as in chronological
age but in freshness of the Holy Spirit. Holding
to the value of creating a church that allows
people to rediscover the abundant life that
Jesus offers while here on earth through His
bride, the church. A church where people could
rediscover their destinies in Him and know that
someone believes in them.
From there the
Smith family and four other adults committed to
praying about planting a church in Missoula
twice a week. After four and one half months of
prayer and fasting the Lord made His timing and
On August 17, 2003
Pastor David Tonn of the Christian Life Center
in Missoula took a generous offering and sent
Pastor Russ, Traci, their family and faithful
prayer leaders to be planted as a new church.
August 24, 2003
was the first official Sunday gathering for
Midtown Church. We met in the conference room of Bretz RV and Marine. Along with the original 13
that birthed Midtown there were 16 other people
in attendance, for a total of 29.
meeting at the RV dealership using the kitchen
for our children’s ministry until November 24,
2003.God then opened up a new location to lease
at 1804 North Avenue. A former feed store
converted into a store front church.
Our first service
at the new location was November 31, 2003 which
was attended by 26 people. It was exciting to
not have to set up each Saturday night and tear
down every Sunday afternoon.
Traci, their family and the prayer leaders did
not lose sight of the vision God had given them
and continued to seek Him on behalf of the lost
During June of
2004 Midtown was able to purchase its own
building. The first service at this location was
July 4, 2004. This was attended by 48 people.
On August 24, 2006
we moved in to our current location that seats
just over 300 people. Today Midtown Church is an
exciting, growing, vital part of its families,
neighborhood and city. We are transforming our
city through the power of God and the very
special anointing and favor He has on this
church. What an exciting time to be a part of