Best Life Ministries
Local News | May 31, 2012
Best Life Ministries – based in Benson – had been looking for some place to set up headquarters, and founder Kathy Weckwerth received her answer to prayer. She purchased an abandoned church building near Murdock.
Weckwerth says she saw a story about the Swedish Covenant church building in the West Central Tribune and decided that it would be ideal as an office and meeting facility. She says she and her husband found a suitable location on their farm to move the building where nothing else would grow.
Weckwerth says they’re planning to move the church to their farm in August and they will have a farewell service for people who still have connections to the church. She says if a buyer hadn’t been found, the church probably would have been burned down.
Weckwerth says the congregation dates back to 1877 and when their original church was destroyed by fire, they built the church, that she just bought for one-dollar, in 1900. She says it has the original tin ceiling, oak floors and pews. Weckwerth says the church-moving will be followed by a TV crew for a documentary, and anyone interested can follow the story on her website: www.bestlifeministries.com. She says she feels like God was calling her to rescue the church and continue using it for ministry.