The Mighty Fortress Church Makes the List

Many beautiful churches call Minnesota home. There is the Church of the Assumption in St. Paul. The Church of the Assumption, built in 1870, is the oldest church in St. Paul. Built using plans based on an earlier church in Munich, Germany, it uses aspects of the Romanesque Revival architectural style. The beautiful interior has maintained the original look of the 1800s.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly was built using Gothic Revival architecture. It features red bricks framed by lighter tan bricks and two steeples flanking the center front.

The Church of Our Savior in Little Falls was built in 1903 from a design by Chicago architect John Sutcliffe. It combines Tudor and Gothic styles of architecture and features dual material construction with local fieldstone used for the bottom section with timber at the top.

The Mighty Fortress Church of Minneapolis was founded by Senior Pastor Bishop Thomas R. Williams, who brings over 30 years of active ministry to his position. Bishop Williams stresses everyday application of biblical truth, which he refers to as “the treasures of the word of God.” He believes that following and applying the answers found in the Bible is the solution to “the world’s distressing problems of sin, poverty, sickness, disease, racism, moral decay and social rebellion against God.” Bishop Williams teaches that “Once the world views the Church of the living God as one entity, they will be persuaded to follow Christ.”

Bishop Williams is a graduate of North Central University in Minneapolis and Bethel University and Seminary in St. Paul. He graduated in ministerial studies at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has two Honorary Doctorate Degrees.

Bishop Williams also serves as the president of Mighty Fortress International Ministries, which teaches the practical application of biblical principles to everyday life. He preaches encouragement and empowerment through the faithful application of God’ word.