What is St. Mark's 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.

WELS Website Link



The WELS Military Services Committee provides spiritual services for those who serve in the United States Armed Forces. In this episode of WELS’ Together video update, Rev. Paul Horn, chairman of the committee, shares new resources the committee has available.

Forward in Christ magazine highlighted the work of WELS Military Services in its June issue. Read Serving those who serve their country to learn more about military contact pastors, a new online training module for those who work with service members, and a new worship resource for military members titled Christian Service Members’ Handbook.

WELS Military Services also recently produced a new video for high school students who are considering the military. Visit csm.welsrc.net/military to view the video "Staying close to God’s Word while in the military."

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


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