Our Story

Our Mission

The members of House of Prayer celebrate faith by inviting people into a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore, whether we are gathering together for worship, fellowship, learning, or serving, we remain committed to the mission of:

ROOTING our lives in a relationship with our God.

REJOICING in the gifts of life and love our God graciously offers.

REACHING out to our world with the healing and hope only God can give!

"Continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving."

[Colossians 2:6-7]

A Story of Growth and Change

   House of Prayer Lutheran Church had its beginning in 1937 as a branch Sunday School of First Lutheran Church in Bismarck, ND. This Sunday School met in its early days in the building adjacent to the ballpark until the building on the corner of Sweet Avenue and Washington Street was obtained. On August 26, 1956, House of Prayer was organized into a congregation comprised of 80 adults and 68 children.

   In 1963, a larger church building was completed at 417 South Anderson. At the time this building was dedicated, there were 156 adults and 150 children. In the years to follow, House of Prayer experienced considerable growth with baptized membership exceeding 500 people in 1979.

   In 1982, a study process was completed for relocation to our present site on South Washington Street. The current building was finished in May of 1985. In the spring of 1999, groundbreaking for a new Fellowship and Education wing took place, adding much-needed space for House of Prayer's expanding ministry needs. This new building addition was dedicated in January 2000. A second building expansion enhanced our worship area and was dedicated in August 2004.

   Having celebrated our 50th Anniversary in August 2006, we are excited about the future of amazing grace God has in store for us! Join with us in a daily adventure of celebrating faith and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ. Your presence with us is a gift!