BLACK HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH AND DAKOTA BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Dakota Baptist Church in Fort Totten, ND celebrated 40 years of proclaiming the name of Jesus on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota. Church members and friends shared stories of how the church had impacted their lives. Many of those that shared recalled the work of Wilbert Robertson who started the church in 1983.
At the end of the celebration service, Dakota’s pastor Paul Young challenged the church to begin looking to the future to see how they will impact the area in the years to come.
A week prior to this celebration, Black Hills Baptist Church in Whitewood, SD also celebrated their 40th anniversary. Longtime church member Delores Fallon wrote and read a poem to mark the occasion. The church also presented a gift to their pastor and his wife, Sean & Jessica Donnelly.
Former DBC executive director Garvon Golden and current director Fred MacDonald shared memories of the impact the church had on their lives and encouraged them as they looked to the future.