Minnesota has bragging rights when it comes to beautifully crafted historic places of worship. The architecture of some of the churches found throughout the state shows the history and the cultures that worshiped here.
Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church, dating from 1916 and located in Minneapolis, was based on a church building in Cambridge, England. The English Rural Gothic architecture features pointed spires boasting it’s center spire was once the second tallest high point in the city.
Church of St. Columba in St. Paul features an unusual mix of Art Deco/Moderne and French Norman-style architecture built in 1950 although the parish was founded in 1914. This church’s corners is built of Indiana limestone and the steeple is concrete.
Hopperstad Stave Church in Moorhead is styled after a Stave church building located in Vik, Norway. The church can be found in a lush park on the banks of Red River of the North at the Hjemkomst Heritage Center. It is noted for its detailed wood-carved interior.
A church of interest, located in Minneapolis, is The Mighty Fortress Church and Ministries founded by Bishop Thomas Williams. Bishop Williams has created a safe place to preach and teach the word of God to those who are hungry for God’s wisdom and love. Everyone is welcome to worship. This is a multi-cultural, multi-racial, meeting place where casual dress is acceptable.
The goals of this ministry are to spread the Word of God, locally and internationally, as the way for a person to a happier and more fulfilling life. Worship services and events are inspiring to those who want to live a more prosperous, love-filled existence. The services are geared to modern lifestyle and challenges.
The Mighty Fortress Church founder and senior pastor achieved his training at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He earned his BA Degree at North Central University, a Master of Arts Degree from Bethel University and Seminary, and two Honorary Doctorate Degrees. His BA was focused in Mass Communications, and his MA in Organizational Leadership. He has a partner in his life and his ministry. She is Mrs. Sabrina R. Grant – Williams and they have three lovely children.
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