Pastor Preston Hoiseth grew up in Northern Minnesota and has long had a love for both the beauty of the Bemidji area as well as the people who have made it their home. After graduating high school, he moved to Oklahoma City, OK, where he attended the Heartland Baptist Bible College and graduated four years later with a BA in Biblical Studies. During his time there he married his college sweetheart Karen, who grew up in central Washington.
Shortly after his graduation, he went on staff at the Faith Baptist Church in Wesley Chapel, FL under the leadership of Pastor Scott Naill. After four years, he began making preparations to establish the Northwoods Baptist Church in Bemdji, MN, which held its first service in February of 2012. God has blessed Pastor and Mrs. Hoiseth with three lovely children, Cameron, Raelynn, and Madilyn.