Sovereign Grace Church in Aberdeen, South Dakota, recently purchased the Aberdeen American News building — located just two blocks from downtown.
“We are grateful to God to be able to announce that on June 1st, Sovereign Grace Church purchased the Aberdeen American News building located at 124 S. 2nd St. Aberdeen, SD. This is a very well-known building in the community,” said Scott Ristau, associate pastor of Sovereign Grace. “For the last 10 years, we have rented space from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. … Please pray that we would be faithful with this new tool for ministry, that more disciples of Jesus Christ would be made and equipped, and that God would be glorified.”
According to an announcement in the Dakota Baptist Convention’s monthly newsletter written by Ristau, renovation projects are underway. The congregation hopes to move into the space in the fall.
“For more than 70 years, this building has been used to publish the news,” Ristau said. “By God’s grace, it will now publish the good news of Jesus Christ for lost sinners in Aberdeen.”