About Believers Fellowship Ministries


Believers Fellowship began over 30 years ago as a church/school by John and Alisa Williamson, along with a small group of people in Vale, South Dakota, population: 150.

In the fall of 1985 the church moved to Sturgis and met in the tiny, storefront room of a glass shop.
Glass Shop
New 1990 Building
After outgrowing that facility, a new building was constructed on 17 acres just outside of Sturgis in the spring of 1990.
Since then the church and building has grown as well as its vision to train quality leadership to see God's kingdom advance. (Directions)
New Front


Children’s Ministry

Children's Ministry Pastor, Alisa Williamson, has a passionate desire to see children come to the knowledge of Christ's saving love. Every week there is age-appropriate classes for children that includes Nursery (birth-2), Little Sprouts (2-4), and Funday School (5-8). This is only made possible by a large staff of dedicated volunteers, all of whom share Pastor Alisa's vision and love for children. Our annual Vacation Bible School further reinforces these powerful teachings in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.


Selah, lead by Jodee Oliver and Jen Loftin, is a place where 9-13 year olds can come and hear the Word of God in a safe and loving environment. We spend time learning and growing together and seeking God’s future for our lives. An annual Junior camp provides further opportunities for grow in a fun, yet contemplating environment.

BreakOut Teens

BreakOut Teens Director, Tammy Iverson, with her staff, know how important it is to experience the love of God first hand. It is in knowing the love of God that we will be able to overcome the schemes of the enemy and experience the abundant life that Jesus has provided for us. There are many opportunities to grow in your love relationship with your creator and the ones He has created. Through hang times, outreaches both locally, nationally, and through out the world these opportunities can be realized.

Praise and Worship

Our Praise and Worship Team, lead by Jen Loftin, is made up of an army of devoted singers and musicians who've dedicated their lives and talents to glorifying God in the earth.

World Vision

The spring of 1986 Pastors John & Alisa went on a tour of the Holy Land. It was while flying over the towns and villages the realization came that people were in need of a shepherd, and a passion was born to see people, world-wide, come to know The Shepherd and be established in their local churches. Since that trip, people from the little town of Sturgis, have traveled throughout the world to Haiti, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Denmark, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, China, Philippines, Myanmar, Viet Nam and Albania. It is with servants hearts and attitudes they go, making themselves available to serve the leaders already established wherever they go.

God's Garden Preschool

At God's Garden Preschool, children are introduced to elementary education, behavior and social skills, in an environment of Christ-centered values and Biblical teaching while working, playing and growing together. For more information on our Preschool program go to God's Garden Preschool.

The Sower Bookstore

The Sower has been establish to provide reading materials for personal growth as well as a wide variety of Bibles, gifts, CDs, and DVDs. The profits from the bookstore go to the support of orphanages worldwide.