Pastor Tim Stoa
I have served Bethlehem since 1995, and been Senior Pastor since 1999. I have previously been at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Fredonia, ND and St. Matthew-Rosendal Lutheran Parish in Thompson, ND. I was ordained in 1981 from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
I am married to Janice Stoa who teaches at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo. We have two grown sons, Nathan and Daniel. I am an exercise enthusiast, golfer, canoer, and avid reader.
I see my faith in Jesus as a life of piety without legalisms. How does my life and faith interact under the gift of God’s awesome grace? My personal Bible passage is l Corinthians 10.31 “Whatever you do, even if it is as simple as eating and drinking, do everything to the glory of God.”