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"Bdecan" (pronounced Bah-DAY Chan) means "Wood Lake" in the Dakota language. Bdecan Presbyterian Church is the only Native American Presbyterian Church in the State of North Dakota.  It was founded as a mission church in 1879 and formally organized in 1881.  Bdecan Presbyterian Church is a member of the Dakota Presbytery, and is located on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North-central, North Dakota


About Us

The mission of the Bdecan Presbyterian Church of Tokio, North Dakota on the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation is to grow as Christ’s witness in our community and reservation worshipping God through prayer, helping each other, fellowship, and Sunday morning worship. While keeping Christ’s love at our center and supporting each one's spiritual journey, we move towards eternal life as one body to fulfill God’s will on earth. (adopted by the Bdecan Session November 1, 2009)


Contact Us

Worship: 11:00 am with potluck following
Address: 8194 34th Street NE Tokio, ND 58379
Google Maps Address: 
Bdecan Presbyterian Church, Wood Lake Rd, Sheyenne, ND 58374
Phone: (701) 294-2283
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Upcoming Events and Announcements

Bdecan Food Pantry and Clothing Pantry will be open on:

  • Saturday, August 19th, 2023 (11am-2pm)

  • Saturday, September 16th, 2023 (11am-2pm)

  • Saturday, October 21st, 2023 (11am-2pm)

  • Saturday, November 18th, 2023 (11am-2pm)

  • Saturday, December 16th, 2023 (11am-2pm)

Other upcoming events:

  • Back To School Giveaway- Saturday, August 19th, 2023 (11am-2pm)

(Will have: backpacks with basic school supplies, socks, and underwear. Food and clothing pantries will also be open this day.)

  • Winter Wear Giveaway- Saturday, November 4th, 2023 (3pm-5pm)

(Will have: jackets, snow pants, gloves, hats, boots. Food and clothing pantries will be CLOSED this day.)

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