The Mighty Fortress Church and Mighty Fortress Ministries

As immigrants from Europe traveled to Minnesota, they brought with them religion and a need for churches. The churches they built were not just beautiful, but they were examples of the various architectures found across Europe.

One good example is the Calvary Baptist Church on historic Blaisdell Avenue in Minneapolis. It was designed in the 1800s by a renowned church architect named Warren Hayes. Built in the manner of Romanesque architecture, its dark-brick facade and steeples and turrets make it resemble a European castle. The light coming through the arched stained-glass windows showcase the beautiful interior. Read more on

The Hopperstad Stave Church in Moorhead, Minnesota was built in 1998 but replicates the historic Stave church of Vik, Norway, right down to the amazingly detailed hand-carved interior. It is located in a beautiful pastoral area on the banks of the Red River

The Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in beautiful Loring Park in Minneapolis was built in 1916 with a distinctive architecture based on the Ely Cathedral in England.

Also in Minneapolis is the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church which hosts the world’s largest Lutheran assembly. It was built in 1923 in the style of English Gothic Revival.

Joining in the family of churches is Mighty Fortress Ministries with the Mighty Fortress Church. The church offers old-style worship with messages appropriate to modern times. They present a feeling of welcome belonging in a casual, come-as-you-are atmosphere.



Senior Pastor Bishop Thomas R. Williams is an inspirational speaker for modern times with over 30 years in the ministry. Bishop Williams emphasizes using bible wisdom to solve modern problems caused by disease, moral decay, racism, and rebellion against God and man. He teaches that by applying biblical law to everyday living his followers can be empowered to lead victorious lives.

Bishop Williams acts as a mediator, using biblical principles to resolve disputes and unite his congregation. He declares that: “Once the world views the Church of the living God as one entity, they will be persuaded to follow Christ.” Hear the weekly messages on Riverview Baptist.