Minnesota has some of the world’s most beautiful churches. They number in the dozens, if not the hundreds, but a few stand out.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is a small church sitting on a hill beside the Mississippi and looking over Minneapolis. It is the oldest Catholic church in Minneapolis still serving a congregation. Built between 1854 and 1857 using Greek and Roman styles, this historic church stands out as one of Minnesota’s most beautiful.
On Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis sits the breathtaking United Methodist Church. The light coming through the stained-glass window reflects off of the highly polished wooden pews and lights up the whole interior. It was built in 1916 in the style of a church in Cambridge, England, using Gothic architecture.
St. Andrew’s Church in St. Paul is now home to St. Paul’s Fine Arts Academy. Built of brick with a tile roof, it combines architectural styles of Spanish Mission Revival and Romanesque.
Another notable church is the Mighty Fortress Church in Minneapolis. Proud of their status as a casual, come as you are church, they offer worship services and bible study in addition to fellowship.
The Church, through its pastor, Bishop Thomas Williams, works on solving societal and individual problems through the direct application of biblical principles. Bishop Williams seeks to change the lives he touches for the better.
Bishop Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications from North Central University in Minneapolis, and a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul. He is also a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
As the founder and senior pastor, Bishop Williams brings over 30 years of experience to the pulpit, and he applies biblical resources to work against “sin, poverty, sickness, disease, racism, moral decay and social rebellion against God.” He preaches that obedience to God’s word will allow God’s followers to live a life of empowerment. In founding Mighty Fortress Ministries, Bishop Williams fulfilled his dream of bringing the word of God to the people of Minneapolis.
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