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Our Pastor

Rev. Pateng M. Makdoh
First Congregational Church, Laurel.

Pastor Makdoh was born and raised in a very strong Christian home in a rural community of Mawrong, Northeastern India. He is a third generation Christian, whose father was a Presbyterian Minister. Back home, his family is also blessed with half a dozen cousins and nephews who are currently serving in various pastoral capacities.

Following the completion of his Bachelor's degree at a local Christian College, he went on to study at the United Theological College in Southern India where he earned his Bachelor of Theology, the equivalent of Master of Divinity degree. Subsequently, he taught at a local Presbyterian (undergraduate) Theological Seminary for 2 years.

With a teaching career as his goal, he was accepted at Princeton Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Theology degree. Due to unforeseen hurdles along the way then, he was not able to pursue his Doctoral Research.

Pastor Makdoh has served in various capacities as Youth and Campus minister as well as full time Pastoral positions in rural congregations in Montana, which are successively and denominationally affiliated with PCUSA and ABCUSA. Having completed most of the Ordination requirements with PCUSA and all of the mandatory steps pertaining to ABCUSA, the latter ordained him at First Baptist Church of Hardin, Montana in 2002.

He is not only proud of but also grateful to his father for the legacy of conservative and evangelical theology that he inherited.

Pastor Makdoh and his wife Teiskhem are blessed with a daughter Ilatei and a son Nongtei, in whom they both take pride.



A Century and plus years have passed in the history of the First Congregational Church of Laurel, Montana. Over the years, ministers and members have come and gone. The congregation has also experienced the “ebbs and flows” in its ministry. Nonetheless, proclaiming the gospel continues to remain unhindered.

FCC Laurel cordially invites you to worship, fellowship and get involved in its ministry, if you do not have a church home.

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