Minnesota is home to many beautiful churches, from modern and updated, to historical and unique. One of the most remote of these churches, is Stella Marie Chapel on St. John’s University Campus, outside St. Cloud. This Romanesque-style of architecture was built in 1915 by the Benedictine monks of St. John’s Abby. The church is only reachable by either canoeing across Lake Sagatagan or by a mile long hike, as the church sits on a former island turned peninsula.
In Moorhead, Minnesota, sitting in a beautiful green park on the Red River banks, you will find The Hopperstad Stave Church. This church was built in 1998, to be a replica of a Stave church in Vik, Norway, and features a very intricate wood-carved interior. There is also Viking ship located on the premises, inside the interpretive center of the Moorhead’s Hjemkomst Heritage Center.
In downtown St. Paul, stands the cathedral of St. Paul. Modeled after the french churches in Paris, the cathedral is the third largest church in America, and features an 186 foot high dome at it’s center.
Also in Minneapolis, you will find another beautiful church, called Mighty Fortress International. Mighty Fortress welcomes people to come as you are. They want church to be an enjoyable experience, and have developed a sensitive and loving atmosphere, that accepts all races and cultures.
Lives are radically changed at Mighty Fortress International, through practical Bible Teaching and authentic worship. Every person is important there, and you can receive God’s blessings and inspiration, while building meaningful and lasting relationships, with believers just like you.
The Senior Pastor and founder of Mighty Fortress International Church and Ministries is Bishop Thomas R. Williams. The vision of The Bishop’s Ministry focuses on powerful worship and practically applying the Word of God. Bishop Williams has been actively serving in the Body of Christ, for over 30 years. He believes strongly in the treasures of knowledge and wisdom that you find God’s Word, and he has been called an apostolic and prophetic voice of this age. The Bishop is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and he and his wife, Mrs. Sabrina R. Grant-Williams, have been blessed with three children.