At Living Hope Church you belong, no matter where you are on your journey with God. We are a group of friends and neighbors that share a faith in Jesus Christ and grow together as we learn from the Bible, serve the community, and do life together. We support each other when life is hard and we celebrate with each other in times of joy. We invite you to join us.


No matter what life season you are in, the ministries here at Living Hope Church are designed with you, your family, and your personal growth in mind. Plug in as much as you want to, but don't feel obligated to do everything. Church is about each of us connecting and growing at our own pace as the Lord leads.


Our staff is dedicated to serving in the areas God has called them. They, along with our Leadership Team, work to shape the vision and direction of Living Hope Church in a way that positively impacts individuals, families, and the community at large.


We are a Bible believing, non-denominational church. We warmly welcome you to explore our mission and doctrine. You are also invited to share your own story and perspective when you participate with us. We encourage authentic, transparent lives. None of us has "arrived" -  we are all growing together, aiming to love like Jesus Christ modeled for us.


Living Hope Church has a rich history in Livingston, Montana. Learn more from our linked archives if you're a history buff!


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Dr. Shad Durgan

Dr. Shad Durgan joined our staff in 2009 and became our Senior Pastor in 2016. He leads our worship services, oversees our staff and ministry leaders, and provides ministry support. His wife Patti is the principal of Winans Elementary School.


Leadership Team


Our Leadership Team is responsible for the spiritual leadership of the church. Our 2022 team of leaders are Luke Jergenson, Ginger Lynch, Dave Noble, and Rochelle Moody.



  • To glorify God by providing opportunities to gather as a family of believers for worship, teaching and studying the Word of God, prayer, communion, and fellowship;

  • To equip all believers to become spiritually mature;

  • To take the gospel of Christ into all the world; and

  • To be balanced in all things by using the Holy Bible as our only rule of faith and practice.