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Join us Sundays for Sunday School and Worship Service. All are welcome as we glorify God, grow in faith and go forth in evangelism and service.
9:30 a.m. Worship Service

What We Believe

We are a conservative Lutheran evangelical congregation who strongly affirms the fundamentals of the historical Christian faith, including the following:
  • The Bible is God's inerrant Word
  • The world was created through a direct act of God
  • God as Trinity:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • Salvation from sin through the blood of Christ shed on the cross
  • Justification by grace through faith
  • Godly living patterned after the principles of Scripture

Meet the team.

Craig Jennings

Dr. Craig Jennings has served in Christian ministry for a number of years. After graduating from high school in 1973, he attended college at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC where he earned a B.A. in history in 1977. Following graduation he was given a teaching fellowship at the university. From 1977-1982 he taught various undergraduate history courses while pursuing advanced studies in church history. From 1982-1984 he worked at the university’s press, helping to write and edit textbooks for Christian schools. Dr. Jennings received his M.A. in 1979 and his Ph.D. in 1985.

From 1985 to the present, Dr. Jennings has pastored churches in both the Church of the Lutheran Brethren and the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. Dr. Jennings also served as Professor of Historical Theology at the Free Lutheran Seminary and Bible School in Minneapolis from 1989-1995. Dr. Jennings and his wife, Laurel, were married in 1979. They have three children: Karen, Brian, and David.

Arlan & Tessie Nelson

Visitation Team
Arlan and Tessie Nelson have been a part of
Grace Lutheran Brethren Church for more than 60 years and they have served in many ways over that time:  Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, janitors and Arlan is currently serving as an elder.

They have ministered as the Visitation Team for nine years and have two living children, Nicole and Jonas.

Mark Poore

Youth Director
Mark Poore grew up in Lakewood, Colorado and Billings, Montana. He graduated from Montana Technological University in 2023 with a degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering but found his passion working with youth teaching the Gospel. Mark served as a counselor out at Inspiration Point Bible Camp and Retreat Center in 2019, 2021, and 2022. He also was a Servant Leader in Chi Alpha from 2021 to 2023.
Mark moved to Bottineau in the fall of 2023 to accept the position of Youth Director. He enjoys playing board games, disc golfing, fishing, and listening to music. Both his father, Bill Poore, and grandfather, Luther Larson, are pastors in the Lutheran Brethren.

Lola Swedlund

Lola Swedlund grew up in western Nebraska. She studied radio broadcasting and graduated from Johnson University in Tennessee.  For years she worked in her family business and on-air at her local Christian radio station.

Lola moved to North Dakota when she married her husband in 2022.  She enjoys reading, baking, traveling and teaching women how to dress their best every day.  She and Derrick live at Lake Metigoshe.