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. Ben Foxen and Rev. Keegan Dowling were commissioned to join the One Africa Team as missionaries in Zambia, Africa, on June 11. The Foxen family arrived in Lusaka, Zambia, on Aug. 2. The Dowlings are scheduled to arrive at the end of August. See what Missionary Foxen and his wife, Becky, had to say following the commissioning. Learn more about their family, their plans to serve overseas—and how you can help them in their new ministry.

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


The called workers of Christ.