It was January 1996 when, after traveling through a terrible blizzard, Pastor Bob and Ms Becky Pittman finally arrived in North Dakota coming from Texas. They felt very strongly that God had called them to North Dakota to begin a church in Hazen. Beginning with a Back Yard Bible Club in the North Star II Park, they soon felt moved to start a Team Kids Program in the old church building at 502 4th Ave NE. The building was acquired with a loan from the Dakota Baptist Convention for $10,000. In December 1996, 25 children heard the Christmas story illustrated with a live baby from the community representing the baby Jesus.
Interest continued to grow until they began holding Adult Bible Studies in a home in Hazen. By 2000, they were conducting church services in the antiquated church building. As the church continued to grow in numbers, the building was no longer adequate and after praying and looking for 2 years, in April 2003, God provided approximately 4 acres west of town behind the RV park on 12th Ave SW.
The groundbreaking began in April and concrete was poured in May, just in time for a group of 40 senior adult volunteers from First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, GA. They immediately went to work and had the building framed up in 4 days. Later a group from First Baptist Church, Delhi, LA came and put up sheetrock. A group of Baptists came from Flippin, AR came and helped finish the siding and brick work. The congregation continued working on the building over the next few months building cabinets, finish carpentry, electrical work, even teenagers helped put up insulation.
The congregation began having services there in July 2003. The building was not finished, but they were excited because it was evident God was faithful and had provided everything for His Glory. The church continued to grow in numbers and maturity. In April 2006, 15 new members were baptized and 2 deacons were ordained. June 4, 2006, the congregation celebrated the dedication of their new building to God. The Team Kids Program continued and had developed into an active youth group. A Women's Bible Study was started at Hot Stuff Pizza and eventually grew in such numbers that they had to move to the church building to accommodate its 45 attendees.
Pastor Bob and Ms Becky were lead to move back south and left in July 2014. Pastor Marc and Ms Kendra Quattlebaum came from Colorado to pastor the church in August 2019. The church is an active member of the Prairie Plains Baptist Association, the Dakota Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention. The church is debt free and praises the Lord for His presence and blessings. The physical address is 102 12th Ave SW, Hazen, ND 58545.
Hazen Christian Fellowship is a member of Prairie Plains Baptist Association, Dakota Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.