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Pastor Rob Favorite
Senior Pastor

“I am the senior pastor for the Watford City Lutheran Parish and the Keene Lutheran Parish. I lead worship on Sunday mornings. I also lead worship for special services including funerals, weddings, and baptism services throughout the year. I also engage in pastoral care for the community including shut-ins, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, and others seeking visitation. I supervise the associate pastor, assistant pastor, and am the administrator for all operations within the church. I provide reports to the local and area councils and am an advisor on various committees of the First Lutheran Church. I also provide educational opportunities such as text studies, first communion classes, new-member classes, baptism classes, and confirmation classes. You can reach me at or call me at Home 701-842-4589 or Office 701-444-3244, ext. 3
Pastor Rob Favorite
Pastor Mark Honstein
Associate Pastor
“I'm the Associate Pastor of the Watford City Lutheran Parish and Keene Parish. This is my first call, and I've been here 4 years with my wife and kids. Pastor Rob and I alternate monthly between town and country Sunday services, as well as Lenten services. I teach confirmation class to our 9th graders, lead a weekly GriefShare group, 1 am the charter representative for our Scout troops, and oversee church custodial and maintenance work. I handle benevolence through the Salvation Army, help on property and evangelism committees, and lead occasional Bible studies for various groups. And I love my job! Call me at the office at 701-444-3244, ext. 2 or email me at”
Pastor Mark Honstein



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Watford City Area Lutheran Parish - ELCA
The Congregations of First, Banks and Garden
First Lutheran - Church & Office:  212 2nd St NW
PO Box 441 - Watford City, ND 58854 - 701-444-3244
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