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Dennis Rokser

Elder / Pastor-teacher

Pastor-teacher Dennis Rokser came to trust the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of 18 through the faithful witness of some friends.  Upon later attending Beacon Bible Church in Aurora, Minnesota, he was spiritually fed and grounded in the Word of God through the expository, grace-oriented bible-teaching of Pastor Leonard A. Radtke. Dennis was further prepared for the ministry by attending Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, West Virginia, along with graduate studies from Tyndale Theological Seminary.  Dennis shares the ministry with his wife, Nancy, and their children, Ian , David and Sarah.



(218) 724-5914

Scott Johnson

Elder / Pastoral Care

Scott trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior over twenty years ago when he learned John 3:16 at the first Bible study he attended with the Duluth Bible Church.  After graduating from the Grace Institute of Biblical Studies and ministering in various capacities at D.B.C., Scott became Pastor Rokser’s assistant in 1999.  He assists with visitation, evangelism, prison ministries, Junior Church, song leading and administration. Scott and his wife Elizabeth have two sons and one daughter.  Several of Scott’s favorite verses are Isaiah 41:13, 2 Corinthians  9:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:24 and Philippians 4:13


(218) 724-7042

Kurt Witzig

Elder / Youth & College Ministry

Kurt, a native of Duluth, trusted Christ as his Savior during his college years at the University of MN, Duluth.  After graduating from UMD and getting married to his wife Sarah, he began working with the youth at Duluth Bible as a volunteer on the youth staff.  Some years later he graduated from the Grace Institute of Biblical Studies and became full time staff at DBC as the Youth Director.  Kurt and Sarah have three sons.



(218) 724-8759

Darrell Patterson

Administrative Assistant

Darrell came to trust the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 23 while attending a home Bible study in Duluth.  He later graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in 1988 and has been attending Duluth Bible Church ever since.  He came on staff in January of 1997 to help with the administrative duties of Duluth Bible Church.  Darrell is married to Valerie (Ahlgren) and they have 2 children.


(218) 724-5914

Steve DesMarais

Clerical Assistant & Custodian














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