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Five years ago, Nathan and Mary Johnson decided to plant the Freedom Church in downtown, so as to be "right where people's lives intersect." Photo by Sarah Volpenhien/Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks church expands downtown location

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Though the Grand Forks’ bar district may seem like a bizarre place for a church, Pastor Nathan Johnson says the Freedom Church’s location in downtown was deliberate.


“We wanted to be right where people’s lives intersect,” he said Sunday after morning service. “There’s something really powerful about the heart of the city.”

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