Welcome to Duluth Bible Church

We are a grace-oriented, Bible-believing local body of believers in Christ whose passion is the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16) and the teaching of the Word of God verse by verse (Matthew 4:4; 2 Timothy 4:2). We are very excited about what God is doing in our midst. Jesus Christ predicted “I will build My Church” (Matthew 16:18) – and we are glad to be part of it.

We extend an invitation to you to join us for any of our church services. Or if we can be of any help to you, feel free to contact us. Please browse this website and provide any feedback or questions you may have. We look forward to meeting or hearing from you.

The Elders of DBC

Our History

The roots of D.B.C. go back to a home Bible Study in Duluth during the Fall of 1973. The Study had as its Bible teacher Pastor Leonard Radtke of the Heritage Trail Bible Church in McKinley, Minnesota. This Thursday night Bible Study resulted in a growing number of people being saved by God’s grace and having an increased desire to learn more of God’s wonderful Word.

In December of 1981, Pastor Radtke asked Dennis Rokser to drive down each Sunday in order to begin a Morning Service along with the Thursday night Bible Study. By God’s amazing grace, this ministry continued to see God’s blessing and became incorporated as a church in 1982. Pastor Rokser served as the senior pastor until September of 2022.

After the Lord took Pastor Radtke home to heaven in December of 1982, Dennis took on more of the teaching responsibilities until he was called and installed as our pastor-teacher in May of 1985.

The spiritual pilgrimage of the believers at D.B.C. has resulted in both spiritual and numerical growth. This has caused us to out grow rented or leased facilities in the Kenwood, Lakeside and Woodland areas of Duluth. In April of 1994, we were able to purchase the former Washburn Elementary School to provide our church with a permanent residence for a number of years to come.