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!

Interim Youth Director

Devon Sullivan-petTit

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Devon is our new Interim Youth Director.  He has been working with our former youth pastor, Dillon Bartels for the last year and looks forward to leading the students at this time.   

Devon was born and raised in Superior, WI.  He attended DGT as a child and became a permanent member as a Junior Higher.  Devon gave his heart to Christ in 2016 at SHLBC Youth Camp.  He felt a call to youth ministry.

After graduating from Superior High School in 2018, Devon moved to Fosston, MN to intern at a church and pursue youth ministry.  He ended up back at DGT and became an intern to Dillon Bartels.

Devon has a passion for Jesus, music and building strong relationships.  He's a first generation Christian with a heart for you and a drive to bring people to Christ.  He believes that the Lord wants to spark a revival in the Twin Ports area.  His goal is to reach people and to be an example of the love of Christ.  He is excited to serve the students at DGT and see God move in mighty ways.