Larsen, Ted

Ted Larsen is an inventor and member of Bethlehem Covenant, Minneapolis.

Federated Perspectives, June 17, 2007 (Christmas 2007)

I was born and raised in the State of Montana in a small town in which everyone knew everybody. Because it was a railroad transfer center, we had a variety of nationalities in a population that seemed well integrated. One of the churches in our town had burned beyond repair, so the congregation joined with those of another church where they pretty much read the Bible in the same way and quite often got the same message. Realizing the need for a name that would not favor one group over the other, they decided to call themselves “the Federated Church.”