Bethel’s Rock began as Bethel Assemblies of God in 1956 when Evangelists Robert and Monzelle Hanson felt the call to plant a church in South Minneapolis in a tiny building on the corner of Nicollet Avenue and 57th Street. That building seated 66 people. After less than a year, there was an immediate need for expansion. They built a new sanctuary and saw immediate growth. Bethel Assembly had two other pastors over the following 40 years.
In 2010, James Biffert was called to be the new pastor at Bethel Assemblies of God. At this time the church name was changed to Bethel's Rock Church, which comes from Genesis 28 where Jacob encounters God's presence at Bethel. In 2015, Bethel's Rock moved to its current location in Richfield. We are excited to be a part of this community and are committed to reaching the people of Richfield and the South Metro Area. With over thirty nationalities represented, our church reflects the diversity of the surrounding areas.
Under Pastor James’ leadership, the church has experienced tremendous growth in every area of ministry. Pastor James has a vision for raising up future ministry leaders and missionaries and wants to see the church continue to succeed in making disciples for Christ. With an emphasis on Biblical teaching, community, prayer and God's presence, Bethel’s Rock is making an impact in the Richfield community, the Twin Cities and around the world.
Bethel's Rock Church is an Assemblies of God church and we hold to the sixteen Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God. Click below to see a full description of our beliefs.