In 1989, David Sorenson moved his family from Florida to start a church in Duluth, Minnesota. After months of labor, Northstar Baptist Church was founded. Now with Stephen King serving as pastor, Northstar Baptist Church continues to proclaim the truth of the Bible, witness to the lost, and minister to the hurting of our city.

Based upon scripture, we believe a church should be known for three things:


Love is an important choice and an important command for the Christian. We love God (Deuteronomy 6:4-5), love those for whom Christ came to Earth (John 3:16), and love each other (John 15:12). Northstar Baptist Church is a place where people of all backgrounds and situations find love and encouragement.


The church is to be the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15). At Northstar Baptist Church, the Bible is the only authority for faith and practice. In our services you will find clear, understandable preaching of the Bible that applies to our lives. We use the King James Version of the Bible.


Jesus Christ founded the church and gave Himself for it (Ephesians 5:25). The church exists for His glory, and He is the focus of our worship and service. Salvation is available only through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. At Northstar Baptist Church we have a passion for Jesus Christ, and He is our most important message.