Our Work

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church works diligently to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities in which we live.


Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church now provides increased support and training for the unemployed. We have also become more involved with financial workshops to help people learn how they can better manage their finances and avoid personal financial ruin.


Pilgrim Rest

Missionary Baptist Church




To communicate to the people of Minneapolis and the world, the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in a practical and understanding way; to develop them into responsible, productive, successful Christians; and equip them for their ministry in the church and life mission in the world; as they become a part of God's family, in order to magnify His name.


Reposing our faith wholly in the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation, believing in the teaching and practices of the Baptist and in those great distinctive principles for which they have ever stood, namely:


We have been involved in many projects over the years, and we invite you to learn by example how you can help your community together with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.






In the early 4th century, the church calendar contained Christmas on December 25 and other holidays placed on solar dates: "It is cosmic symbolism...which inspired the Church leadership in Rome to elect the winter solstice, December 25, as the birthday of Christ, and the summer solstice as that of John the Baptist, supplemented by the equinoxes as their respective dates of conception. While they were aware that pagans called this day the 'birthday' of Sol Invictus, this did not concern them and it did not play any role in their choice of date for Christmas," according to modern scholar S.E. Hijmans.[35]

However, today, whether or not the birth date of Jesus is on December 25 is not considered to be an important issue among mainstream Christian denominations;[36][37][38] rather, celebrating the coming of God into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity is considered to be the primary meaning of Christmas.[36][37][38]