About Us

History of Churches United

Churches United of Bemidji was first organized in 2002, when a number of clergy and lay persons came together to address the city-wide problem of the numerous low-income and homeless people and families who were frequenting the churches of Bemidji in need of financial assistance. As a result, after numerous meetings and discussions, it was decided that if all the various churches could come together we might find a way to pool our resources and therefore become more effective in assisting the poor. This, we all agreed, would also relieve pastors and church staff from the often time-consuming task of having to deal with those in need by referring them to a central location where trained volunteers and staff could be of greater help than we could accomplish by acting alone. Since that time, with the support of the many community churches, Churches United has successfully achieved our goal and continues to this day to be a place “where ministry happens” as we work cooperatively to “welcome the stranger as Jesus”.


Aardahl Lutheran Church

Assembly of God Missionary

Bethel Lutheran

Calvary Chapel

Calvary Lutheran

Crossroads Church

Destiny Fellowship

Evangelical Covenant Church

Evangelical Free Church

First Assembly of God Church

First Baptist Church

First Lutheran Church

First Presbyterian Church

Malvik Lutheran

Mt. Zion Church

New Salem Lutheran Church

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran, Puposky

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Kelliher

River City Church

Seventh Day Adventist

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church

St. Philip’s Catholic Church

Tenstrike Community Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, Bemidji

Trinity Lutheran Church, Debs

United Methodist

Zion Lutheran Church, Blackduck