Senior pastor

Rolf Fure

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Rolf grew up in Richfield, Minnesota and graduated from Richfield High School in 1973. In 1977, Rolf married his high school sweetheart Ann. In 1982, Rolf began attending North Central Bible College (Assemblies of God) and graduated in 1986 with a BS degree in Pastoral Studies. 

Ann and Rolf have four sons and seven grandchildren. They live in Hermantown.

Rolf’s favorite recreations are watching his son’s sporting events and running. He has completed 12 full (26.2 miles) marathons and two half marathons. (His goal is to finish before they start taking down the barriers!) Rolf's main objective in teaching is “practical Bible teaching for everyday living.” He is the usual speaker for Duluth Gospel Tabernacle’s Sunday worship services.

Children's pastor

Rebecca Haapanen

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Raised in Liberia West Africa where her parents served as missionaries, Rebecca developed a heart for children at a young age. She involved herself in children’s Bible studies and helped run the Good News Clubs whenever she could. In 1988, she married Len, and they have five children.


Rebecca graduated from UWS with a major in English and a minor in Psychology after transferring from Evangel College. She has served at our church for many years in various capacities, with her passion being for Children’s Ministry.

Rebecca's passion for children is driven by an urgency to help kids connect with Jesus at an early age, and to help keep them grounded during their teens and twenties as they grow up in a society that is ever attacking our morals and Christian faith.

Josh McDowell says, “Rules without relationship lead to rebellion." I am convinced that this is true in every realm especially in their relationship with Christ. If children fall in love with Jesus it will change them forever!

Youth Director

Jesse Fure

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Jesse Fure is our youth pastor.  He and his new bride, Brittany, began their ministry at DGT in October of 2020. But they are not new to our church.  Jesse was raised at DGT and is excited to be a part of the Momentum Ministry.