About Us

Elim Baptist Church of Anoka, Minnesota, began on July 7, 1883, as the Swedish Elim Baptist Church, with eight charter members, and celebrated 125 years in 2008. The current building was dedicated in May,1954, replacing the original building, which was lost to a fire.

Throughout its history Elim has reached out to people locally and worldwide with the message of Christ, offering Christian education and programming for all ages, Christian daycare, supporting missionaries at home and abroad, sending short-term mission teams within Minnesota and to the Ukraine where a daughter church was started, and in other ways too numerous to list. Through the years, Elim has maintained a spirit of family and unity in Christ Jesus.

Elim Baptist Church is a community of believers who are committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our community and serving and loving others faithfully, patiently, right where they are.

Elim is a Christ-centered church with a warm, welcoming, family-like atmosphere. Wherever you are in your spiritual walk, we welcome you to come and grow in your faith with us!

If you are visiting with us for the first time, we encourage you to use the visitor parking at the entrance to the lot.

One of our Greeters will meet you at the door to welcome you and direct you to where you need to go for Worship.

There is a “Welcome Center” that is located just beyond the foyer where you can find more information about our church, ministries, etc.

Elim Baptist Church is affiliated with the Minnesota Baptist General Conference. (Converge North Central.) http://convergenorthcentral.org/

For information about the Anoka area, please click here for the city website: http://www.ci.anoka.mn.us/ or here for the county website: http://www.co.anoka.mn.us/



 The origin of our chosen name: Elim (Ee-lihm) an oasis in the desert of life.

“Then they (the Israelite’s) came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.” Exodus 15:27