Best Place of Worship: Olivet Lutheran Church

Location: Fargo

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Olivet Lutheran Church has been named Best Place of Worship in the 2022 Best of the Red River Valley competition.
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How does it feel to be named the best place of worship in Fargo-Moorhead?

“It’s wonderful. I’m really pleased that, you know, people feel good about their congregation,” Pastor Kris Gorden said. “We’re really fortunate in this community to have very, very strong faith communities all over.”

Is there good work by your church that you’d like to highlight? 

Olivet regularly hosts a food pantry for which they’ve seen an increasing need, and church members have been a driving force behind the local movement to create community gardens. Gorden also noted that the church’s doors are open to groups looking to meet or hold an event. “Our building, seven days a week, is being used by all kinds of other nonprofits in the community,” he said.

Any big events on your church’s calendar?


This winter, Olivet along with Nativity Catholic Church will host an annual Christmas Eve dinner. “It feeds a couple of thousand people on Christmas Eve who otherwise might not have any place to go,” Gorden said.

  • Second place: True North Church
  • Third place: First Lutheran Church
  • Fourth place: Bethel Church
  • Fifth place: Calvary Fargo

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