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The church that Dennis Rader attended

Place of Interest in Wichita, Kansas

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The church that Dennis Rader attended

At the time of his arrest in February 2005, serial killer Dennis Rader was the president of the Christ Lutheran Church in Wichita.

Rader started attending the church in the mid-1970s. Over time, he became a trusted member who regularly held positions on the congregational council.

His fellow churchgoers were shocked and horrified when they learned that the "kind" and "helpful" man they knew was one of America's most notorious serial killers.

Days after the news broke, Pastor Michael Clark told his congregation that they were moving into a phase of life that they did not understand. "Anger, sorrow, betrayal, hurt, sadness. It will be there," he said.

To make matters even worse, evidence soon emerged that Rader had used the church during one of his crimes.

Following the murder of Marine Hedge in 1985, BTK transported her body to Christ Lutheran Church. There, during the early hours of the night, he proceeded to take photographs of her in various bondage positions.

Christ Lutheran Church

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


5356 North Hillside Street, Wichita, Kansas, KS 67219, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the church are:

37.780873, -97.298055


The church sits on the corner of East 53rd Street and North Hillside Street in Wichita.

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