Northwoods Bible Church

Ray, Minnesota

Pastor Cory J. Rintala and the family of Northwoods Bible Church serve the Borderland of Northern Minnesota.
"Faith comes by hearing the Word!"


Northwoods Bible Church has its heritage with the people of the Ray community and with the former Northern Gospel Mission.  (The former Northern Gospel Mission is now organized as the Northern Gospel Fellowship which operates Miracle Bible Camp  The Northern Gospel Mission, founded by Rev. James P. Welliver, supplied many of the early missionaries not only to the Ray area, but also to other mission stations throughout northern Minnesota. 

On the late evening of Wednesday, June 6, 2007, Northwoods Bible Church lost its building to a lightning fire. On the evening of June 7, 2009, the church celebrated the groundbreaking for the new building on the corner of Highway 217 and Highway 53.  On the evening of Wednesday, October 28, 2009, Northwoods Bible Church held its first service in the new building (exactly 125 weeks from the evening of the fire).  On Saturday, December 12, 2009, the church formally dedicated the new facility for the exultation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To God be the glory, great things He has done!

Northwoods Bible Church is honored and privileged to support the following missionary families:
Fred & Ruth Fuller
Joel & Joanie Troester
Martin & Linda Valcarcel
Keith & Wendy Hock
Ernesto & Marlene Forteza
Arnie & Cathy Sutton
Ann Murphy

Pastor Cory J. Rintala

Pastor Cory J. Rintala was born and raised on the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota.  He came to personal faith in Christ as a young boy.  Pastor Cory attended Mesabi Community College and graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.  After teaching at New Life Academy, he pursued a Master of Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity from Central Seminary of Plymouth, MN.  Pastor Cory enjoys traveling, teaching the Word, singing, not to mention Mountain Dew and garage sales.

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Our mission is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ, by edifying believers, proclaiming the Gospel at home and abroad, and worshiping God through prayer, song, and exposition of His Word.


Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

Psalm  90:1 ESV