St. Mark's was organized as a WELS Lutheran church in the early 1970's and first met at Carpenter's Hall in Nymore, a suburb of Bemidji, MN. In 1974, the church purchased a building at 9th and America, downtown Bemidji. In 1980, a new church was built at its current location on Anne street. In 1984, members constructed a fellowship hall and new basement, and school began that fall with 19 students.  An additional dedicated classroom was added in 2008.

This page would not have been possible without information and photographs provided by Marjorie Gildersleeve as part of a large history archive. Thank you, Marjorie!