Early Days


Our church was founded in 1973 by Chris Blackmore. Chris originally came to Bozeman as a staff member of Cru. He started out by doing door-to-door evangelism and held the first few services in his home. They moved into Old Moose Lodge and eventually into the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Chris is still part of our church and teaches a class every Sunday morning that is attended by many of our long-time members.


The church grew and in 1983 bought land near Montana State University and in 1991 they moved in to their own bulding. In 1987 the church joined the Evangelical Free Church of America. The long education wing was added in 2004 to provide space for classes. 

Jim Keena


Jim Keena became the lead pastor in 2009 and led the church until 2020. Under his leadership the church continued its mission.

Darren Carlson


Darren Carlson became the new lead pastor in 2021. Today over 700 people call Redeemer their home church. Four former pastors are part of the church and there are still founding members that attend. We are a church moving forward on mission with a strong desire to honor those who have gone before us.