Seth Johnson

Seth Johnson

Lead Pastor

Seth Johnson, grew up north of McIntosh, MN, attended Bethel Assembly from 1988-2002, graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2006, and taught abroad in Kuwait and Indonesia from 2007-2012 before coming home to Bethel. Having grown up in the area, he feels a special kinship with, and burden for, the people of this place. He loves lefse, poetry, his family, folk music and Jesus… not necessarily in that order. He also thoroughly enjoys small town living, the drop-in mindset, real conversations, real books and the rural beauty of the farmland of northern Minnesota.

Alissa Martinson

Alissa Martinson

Youth Pastor

Alissa Martinson moved to Fosston in May 2016 when her husband, Josh, was hired as Assistant Manager at Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp. Alissa has been a youth pastor in Rosemount, MN, and Wamego, Kansas. Most recently, she served as director of Youth Development and Family Engagement for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. Alissa and Josh have been married since April 2006 and have 3 amazing children. Her favorite things are worshiping Jesus, her family, coffee, missions trips and connecting with others and challenging them to run after God with an unquenchable hunger and thirst.

Christy Johnson

Christy Johnson

Children's Ministry Director

Christy Johnson grew up in Duluth, MN. She has an Elementary Education degree from the University of WI Eau Claire and, along with her husband, Seth, taught abroad in Kuwait and Indonesia from 2007-2012. She has a passion for Children’s Ministry, baking, and enjoying nature. More important than any of that, though, she loves to spend time with her three amazing kids: playing board games, reading, or just being together.

Patty Munter

Patty Munter

Office Manager

Patty Munter has been a life-long resident of the Fosston area.  She and her husband, Kris, have three wonderful children, now grown. Patty graduated from Crown College with a 2-year A.S. degree. She enjoys reading, walking, cooking, travelling, and listening to music, and spending time with her family.

About Bethel Assembly

Loving God. Loving People.

As a church, our mission is to passionately move forward with God, intentionally rescue those in need, and together experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ. The overarching theme of our core values is to do life together.

We believe that God intended the church to mirror His life and character on earth for the four purposes of: (1) growing together in Christ; (2) standing together in unity; (3) serving together in love; and (4) reaching together in purpose.

What We Believe

The Bible is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. (John 16:13, II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:21, I Thessalonians 2:13). There is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22, John 14:16).

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1, Philippians 2:6-11, John 1:14, Isaiah 9:6, John 20:28-29, Colossians 2:9) which includes: His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:34-35, Isaiah 7:14), His sinless life (II Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 7:26, I John 3:5, Hebrews 4:15, 7:26-27, I Peter 2:22), His miracles (Matthew 4:23, Luke 6:17-19, John 3:2), His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Colossians 1:14, 20, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 1:7), His bodily resurrection (I Cor. 15:3-4, Luke 24:4-7, 36-48, Rev 1:17-18), His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:23, 5:30-31, I Pet 3:22), and His personal return in power and in glory (Acts 1:11, Philippians 2:9-11, I Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-18, John 14:1-3).

That justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man. (Romans 3:24-25, John 3:3-7, Ephesians 2:1-16, Revelation 5:9, Acts 4:12, I Cor. 6:11, John 5:11-13).

The prime agency for the work of God’s Kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ.

To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 16:4-5, Matt 16:18, Matt 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-47, Eph 1:22-23, I Cor. 12, II Cor. 11:23-26).

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, which includes: the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct from salvation; His indwelling by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting and empowering of the church for its work, life and worship. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, Acts 2:1-4, 10:4-46, I Cor. 12, 14).

In the return of Jesus Christ to consummate His Kingdom; in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:4-5, 11-12, Mark 14:62, Revelation 1:5-7, II Thessalonians 1:2-10).

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 17:11, 21-23, Romans 12:4-5, Ephesians 4:11-16).

Fellowship of Christian Assemblies

Bethel Assembly is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies, a family of ministers and ministries connecting to advance God’s Kingdom by the power of the Holy Spirit through the local church. As a multi-ethnic, inter-generational, and international family of ministers and ministries we want to connect in our leadership, ministry, and missions to advance God’s Kingdom together.

The FCA has its roots in a historical pentecostal move of God at the turn of last century and has since grown to be several hundred churches in the USA and Canada and with hundreds of other ministries started around the world because of the strong focus on raising up leaders, partnering in ministry and sending out missionaries. Because of that we continue to connect as a fellowship in leadership, ministry, and missions.

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