About us

Kirby Shepard
Senior and Founding Pastor

Kirby moved to Montana with his wife (Michaela), and two daughters (Brooklyn, and
Mary Ann), at God’s call to plant a church in Great Falls. Since moving to Montana, Michaela and Kirby have added their son Melchizedek, and their daughter Lydia to their family.

Classically trained in Pastoral ministry by a number of good and godly men who helped shape his Christian character and biblical foundations, Kirby would later go on to receive a formal ministry education from Liberty University and later the Kings University.

Kirby has served in the United States Army since his graduation from High School where he was a Psychological Operations Soldier for nearly twelve years before leaving active duty. He now continues his serves in the Army Reserve as an Automated Logistics Specialist.

At God’s call, and by His provision, Pastor Kirby planted Embassy Church of Montana in Great Falls in May of 2023.


Lacy Koopmans
Church Secretary

Lacy Koopmans was born and raised in Great Falls Montana, she graduated from being homeschooled in 2020.

She enjoys exploring all kinds of different crafty hobbies, listening to music, and playing games with her husband in her spare time.

She is happily married to Samuel Koopmans, who moved from Texas shortly after joining the military. Lacy and Samuel share a beautiful baby girl together, and hope to have more children and raise them to become strong believers.


Mission Statement

We recognize that relationships are important to God. He uses them to reveal Himself to us and mature us because relationships are the only things on this earth with eternal value. We are here to help each person at Embassy believe in Jesus, belong to family, become a disciple of Christ, and build the kingdom. To create authentic ambassadors for Christ's kingdom that advocate His truth in the home, the marketplace, and the public square.

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