Headwaters Church History

Helena Montana is the Queen City of the Rockies.


Helena’s 19th century mining and land barons gave their boomtown this royal title. Denver may have grown larger and stolen the crown, but Helena will always be the queen in the hearts of visitors and those of us lucky enough to call her home. It’s a small, friendly city that’s also Montana’s state capital.

Outdoor activities, creative arts of all kinds and a rich slice of history make Helena special. Helena was settled some 140 years ago, after four gold-seekers decided to take one ‘last chance’ at the precious ore and they found it here! Helena sits along the mighty Missouri river almost directly between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.

A New Church – Headwaters Covenant

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A church planted out of Life Covenant Church (also in Helena, Montana), Headwaters Covenant Church began in 2009 by founding pastor Pastor Matt Randles. In July of 2011 Pastor Matt Randles, his wife Merideth and their two daughters were called back to Seattle after their faithful tenure in Helena. From August until October of 2011 Pastor Lisa Eastman came as Interim Worship Pastor.

In October of 2011 Headwaters called Pastor Seth Dombach and his wife Rachel (with 2 sons; third born in Helena) to pastor this 2 and a half-year-old church plant. After another 2 and a half years, Headwaters is comprehensively flourishing and excited to officially be a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Serving The Community


One of Headwaters values has always been serving the community. What once has started as ‘Serving Sundays’ where we meet briefly for worship on the last Sunday of the month and then went to serve the community, has now turned into multiple projects per month of embodying Jesus in our community.

These service projects have consisted in a of a variety of projects from building and maintaining a community garden for teen mom’s, cleaning up and remodeling the local women’s shelter, trail maintenance on local mountains, and helping local non profits run their fundraisers – just to name a few!

Our Vision, Mission, and Values