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Dr. James Christian Nissen. (Submitted photo)

Grandson of former Park Rapids pastor to perform Sunday on St. Johns organ

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Performing at St. Johns Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 on the Berghaus pipe organ will be Dr. James Christian Nissen, a native of Ann Arbor, Mich.


Nissen is the grandson of Rev. C.J. Nissen, the pastor for many years at St. Johns, and a nephew of Marge Hawkins.

Nissen began his music studies on the trumpet at age 7. While still in high school he began organ lessons and was the organist at St. Andrew Redeemer Lutheran Church in Detroit.

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