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 it’s current location on Anne street. The school began in a rented building in 1984, and in 2008, the church expanded to it’s current facility which now houses both church and school.
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!