Chapel of Praise

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About Us

Chapel of Praise is affiliated with the International Denomination, Church of God of Cleveland, TN.  Our church and the denomination of which we are part of is:

  • Protestant in Identity
  • Evangelical in Belief
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic in Operation.

Weekend Service Times & Location

Sunday at 10:30AM Mountain Time
79 Thistle Hollow Road, Eureka, MT  59917

Located in the State of Montana


The Chapel of Praise church is nestled under the Therriault Pass in the Whitefish Mountains. It is located 6.5 miles southeast of Eureka on Highway 93.



Our Beliefs

We believe the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.


We Believe:

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father, as the Intercessor.
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  • In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.


First and foremost, the Church of God is a determinedly Christian church. It is built upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The doctrines and practices of the church are based upon His teachings.


The Church of God is founded upon the principles of Protestantism, although it is not a traditional follower of any specific leader of the Protestant Reformation. The denomination stands firmly for justification by faith, the priesthood of believers, the authority of the Bible, religious freedom, and the separation of church and state. It stands against abuses and extravagance of ecclesiastical ritualism and dogmatism.


The Church of God subscribes to the following five foundational Christian doctrines:

  1. The inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible.
  2. The virgin birth and complete deity of Christ.
  3. The atoning sacrifice of Christ’s death for the sins of the world.
  4. The literal resurrection of the body.
  5. Christ’s second coming in bodily form to earth.


Evangelical is the term used to describe those who affirm the primary doctrines revealed in the Scriptures. These doctrines include the inspiration and authority of the Word of God; the Trinity; the deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ; salvation by faith in the atoning death of Christ; His bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father; the ministry of the Holy Spirit; the second coming of Christ; and the spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ.

The Church of God has aligned itself with the basic statement of faith of NAE (National Association of Evangelicals) the largest association of Evangelicals in the USA. Members of NAE subscribe to a common statement of faith. The Church of God can be described as positioned in the mainstream of Evangelical Protestantism.


In 1896, many members of the Church of God experienced a spiritual outpouring they identified as the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Because it was so similar to the experience of the early Christians on the day of Pentecost, it came to be called a Pentecostal experience, an enrichment of the Christian life through the power of the Holy Spirit that empowered believers to be effective witnesses of Christ. The principle distinctive of the Church of God as a Pentecostal organization is its belief in speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance and that this is the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.


The charismata (Gk.) or gifts of the Spirit appeared early in the life and ministry of the Church of God. The gifts can be divided into three categories: the gifts of revelation, the gifts of power and the gifts of utterance or inspiration. The gifts of revelation are the gifts of the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge and the discerning of spirits. The gifts of power are faith, miracles, and gifts of healing. The gifts of utterance and inspiration are prophecy, tongues and interpretation. The Holy Spirit bestows these gifts and those who accept the validity of these gifts are called charismatic.


From its inception the Church of God has been a revival movement. Evangelism has been in the forefront of all its activities. The church has maintained an aggressive effort to take the message of Christ throughout the world by all means and methods. Every program of the church reflects an evangelistic attitude: revivalism, conferences, worship services, teaching, preaching and its missionary efforts.

Click the button below to go to the Church of God website to view a complete set of denominational beliefs.

Meet Our Pastor Staff

Curt McDuffie, Lead Pastor

Pastor Curtis McDuffie has been the Lead Pastor at Chapel of Praise since September of 2001. He married his wife Stephanie in May 1990, and they have two sons, Curtis and Noah. The McDuffies love the natural beauty and the great people of Montana, and they count it a privilege to serve here.

Russell & Lindsey Evitt

Russell & Lindsey Evitt, Youth Pastor Team

Russell and Lindsey Evitt are a ministry team from North Dakota who have called Chapel of Praise home since 2021. They have two children, Eloise and Jones. Russell and Lindsey have a passion to connect young people with the Savior, disciple them in their faith and advance the kingdom of God by equipping them for the work of the ministry.

Stephanie McDuffie, Children's Church Coordinator

Stephanie McDuffie is the senior pastor’s wife at the Chapel of Praise. She has a life-long love for children, and has made a career out of her passion. She has over twenty-two years of experience in the classroom. Stephanie strongly believes in the biblical teachings of the gospel and wants to support families in educating their children with biblical truths.

Meet Our Chapel of Praise Elders

We are Jeff and Linda Arneson, and have lived in the Eureka area since the late 70's. We both came from out of the state, but met here, married here, and raised our three children here. We have been very blessed to be part of The Chapel of Praise for the past sixteen years.
Jeff & Linda Arneson
I am John McCrorie Jr., along with my wife of 31 years, Sandra (Sandy). We moved here 20 years ago from Dayton. We visited Chapel of Praise and liked Pastor Curt and Stephanie's teaching and the friendly people. We have been here ever since.
John & Sandy McCrorie
Greg and Dorothy moved to Eureka 3 years ago after retiring from careers in law enforcement and high school teaching. They both enjoy serving the Lord at the Chapel of Praise and in their community.
Greg & Dorothy Edwards
Denise and Will moved from New Hampshire 4 years ago, where Will pastored for 18 years. They love being a part of the community here in Eureka and feel so blessed to be part of the family of Chapel of Praise.
Will & Denise James
Roger and Arletta joined the church in 2003. Roger has over 20 years Elders' experience. They both have been involved in many ministries. Their greatest heart is to serve people in every need.
Roger & Arletta Presnell

Meet Our Chapel of Praise Support Leaders

Christie has been attending Chapel of Praise for over 7 years and has been working in the office since August 2020.
Christie Hanson
Church Administrator
Sandy has been attending Chapel of Praise for 20 years. She has been leading the Prayer Chain for 9 years.
Sandy McCrorie
Prayer Chain Coordinator
Barbara Morgan is an experienced financial analyst. She and husband Stan are active within the Chapel of Praise congregation.
Barbara Morgan
Treasurer/Financial Secretary
Joe Forrest is a veteran and former pastor. He and his wife Paula have resided in Eureka for many years.
Joe Forrest
Men's Ministry Leader
Jarrell has been on the worship team since he began attending Chapel of Praise. He moved into this leadership role in 2022.
Jarrell Miller
Worship Coordinator
Alan Erwert has been attending COP for 3+ years. Alan became the head user in April of 2021. He and his wife Brenda also work with the Chapel of Praise youth.
Alan Erwert
Head Usher
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Our History

Our church was founded in 1987 with Dan Linderman as the first pastor. In September of 2001, Curt McDuffie was hired as the pastor, and has served here now for almost 20 years.

Original Building

The 'Log Church' was established in 1993. For nearly 20 years Chapel of Praise church services were held in this building, which still stands on the property.

Current Building

Our new building was completed in 2010 and on August 1, 2010, our first service was held here.

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Physical Address: 79 Thistle Hollow Road, Eureka, MT 59917

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