What is St. Mark Church All About?

We are a growing congregation of about 200 members that also supports a Christian day school for grades K-8. We are shepherded by Pastor, Benjamin Zamzow.

We Believe

We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that all mankind is terminally sinful, and that only through the innocent life and death of Jesus Christ can anyone be saved. We believe that God has revealed Himself to us through His Word, the Holy Scriptures, and that these Scriptures are divinely inspired and without error.

The Mission of Our Church

We, the members of St. Mark’s, are a Christ-centered church family that will glorify God, grow in His Word, and go with it to all. (1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Peter 3:18, Matthew 28:18-20)


St. Mark's of Bemidji is a Lutheran church affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod(WELS), and is in fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). With it's national headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) is united together into a worldwide organization that allows congregations to work together on joint ministries, including training pastors, teachers, and staff ministers; sending out missionaries in the United States and the world; and producing materials. The word Lutheran in our synod's name, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, is not merely a word. We call ourselves Lutheran because it clearly identifies what we believe and describes how we carry out the work that God has entrusted to his church on earth.



Rev. Dan Sims, director of WELS Christian Aid and Relief, provides an update on the humanitarian aid granted in the U.S. and around the world. He discusses not only the profound effect this help can have on people in need around the world, but also how it shows Christian love and opens doors to share the most important message of all, the good news of our Savior. Find out more about WELS Christian Aid and Relief at wels.net/relief.

You can check out more from the WELS at WELS.net.


The called workers of Christ.