Char Dykstra

Char Dykstra

Executive Administrator 

Char is originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin. She moved to Willmar in June of 1982 to work for Lowell Lundstrom Ministries as their publication secretary which led to working for a local printing company in graphic arts and customer service for 20+ years. She met her husband through a mutual friend and together they have a beautiful family. She has been serving at The AG Church in Willmar since August of 2012 and remembers telling God, as a new Christian, that being a church administrative secretary was what she wanted to do someday! She is living her dream! A passion of hers is that people realize that no matter what they have been through, God loves them and has a plan for their life.

Fun Fact: Char has a twin sister who is her best friend. Even though they are not identical, their voices sound the same on the phone and they take on each other's mannerisms when they are together.

Char's One-Minute Witness:

"There was a time in my life when I felt lonely, unloved and abandoned. There was a void that I couldn't fill. I didn't even know if my life mattered. It was at that point of questioning that someone invited me to a youth group at their church. That night I learned that God loved me so much that He sent Jesus to die on the cross for me and to remove my sin. All I needed to do was ask Him to be the Lord and Savior of my life to receive His free gift of salvation. That night I surrendered control of my life to Jesus. Not only did He fill the void I had felt, but from that moment on, I have always known, no matter the situation or circumstance, that I am never alone, always loved, and that my God will never leave or abandon me, that I will live with Him forever in eternity. If I had not made that decision, I don't even know if I would be alive today.

"What about you? If you died tonight, do you know if you would go to heaven to be with God forever? If you do, great...if not...think about it, pray about it, just do it. It's the best decision you will ever make."