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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

(Matthew 5:16)

Our Vision:

To be a Beacon of Hope to the Bighorn Valley through the LOVE and POWER of Jesus Christ.  (Matthew 5:14-16)


Our Mission:   

  • To provide worship experiences for our membership and for the greater Christian community in and around Fort Smith, MT, that celebrate the Lordship of Jesus Christ and encourage the believers.

  • To introduce our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ to as many persons in and around Fort Smith as possible, through as many methods as feasible, for the goal of leading them to salvation in Jesus Christ.

  • To disciple believers and to mature them to the point where they recognize and utilize their spiritual gifts and serve God through the ministry of the church, through specials ministries they are led to begin or participate in, and through their secular occupation and involvements.

  • To educate believers by imparting to them knowledge from the Bible, from church history, and from Christian books and study material, in order to help them understand their positions as ministers of reconciliation for Jesus Christ.

  • To minister to the Church and to the community by encouraging, helping, loving, establishing friendships, visiting and socializing, and seeking to understand each other.

  • To minister to the physical needs of both the church members and the citizens of Fort Smith and surrounding areas.

  • To participate in and support mission endeavors of our church and/or the Montana Southern Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Our Beliefs:

We believe that the Bible is the only source of authority for all matters of faith and practice, and is the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God.  We subscribe to the doctrinal statements in The Baptist Faith and Message <> as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000, with one exception in Section VII, "Baptism and the Lord's Supper."  We welcome any visitor to our church who is a Christian to join us is proclaiming "the Lord's death until he comes."  (1 Corinthians 11:26)

our pastor:

Bro. Josh contacted Bighorn Baptist Church in October of 2014 in lieu of a call to pastor the church.  He was voted in unanimously in November 2014.  He and his family were able to move to Fort Smith in May of 2015 and have been with us  since.  

Bro. Josh was graciously saved on April 6, 1997, and has served many positions in the church since, to include Sunday School Teacher, Discipleship Training  Director, and served with the audio/visual team.  He answered a call to the ministry on May 6th, of 2014.

Bro. Josh and his wife Mandi, and their children Dallas, Presley, and Paige love being in Montana.  They are currently foster parents to two precious children from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.


I count it an honor to be able to pastor the wonderful people at Bighorn Baptist Church.  Consider this my personal invitation for you to join us for worship on Sundays.  

                                  -Josh McCraw

Josh McCraw
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