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Gordon Stork


Gordon Stork

Pastor of Care and Discipleship

Life Before Century Baptist...

Gordon grew up in southern Manitoba while Diane resided in southern California. They got married Gordon's senior year in seminary in 1985. Gordon has pastored in Iowa as youth pastor, church planted in Austin TX, returned to Sioux Falls to be Senior Pastor of a ministry and then worked in Admissions and Leadership Advancement at Sioux Falls Seminary. They arrived in Bismarck in 1998 as our Lead Pastor and Gordon transitioned to his new role on our pastoral team in 2014.

Passion & Role at Century Baptist...

Gordon oversees the care ministry at Century as well as being involved in teaching and discipleship. Gordon’s passion is to be used by God in whatever way God leads to see lives transformed for the glory of God including his own. It‘s all about lives surrendered and transformed to Lord God for His glory!

Life Verses...

Life verses include Romans 12:1-2; Philippians 3:13-14 and 1 Corinthians 11:1.

Family Life...

With adult children, Gordon and Diane enjoy it when they share time together as a family whether around a meal or just hanging out which may include playing Rook or Dutch Blitz. Diane and Gordon enjoy seeing the lively interaction of their precious and loved children. They have been known to hunt as a family with a few walkers, a few hunters, a few labs and one big dog (Gordon relishes the role of “Big Dog” retrieving game).

Things you might not know...

Gordon was born in Morris, Manitoba Canada and became a US citizen a few years ago. He was once rated in the top 20 high school basketball players in Canada. Diane loved to scuba dive and once burst her ear drum diving before flying a few hours later. They both zip lined in Central America over a lengthy course and terrain --- now that would have been a sight, seeing these Storks flying through the air!