50 Lashes Could Not Stop Her Love for Christ

“One [Creek] woman who received fifty lashes for affirming her faith in Christ went down to a spring, near Old North Fork Town, washed her wounds, and walked ten miles to hear Joseph Islands [a Creek Baptist preacher] preach that night.”2 It was 1845 in the Creek (Muscogee) Nation, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). The […]

Indian Baptist Church, A Baptist Landmark Among the Choctaws in Smithville, OK

“Many, many people, both Indian and non-Indian, but mostly Indian, came to know the Lord that first year and a half…” The History of Indian Baptist Church Indian Baptist Church was started as Indian Baptist Mission near Smithville, OK in 1969 by Missionary Josh Harjo. Brother Josh and Sister Ramona for some time had carried […]

Safeguard the Lord’s Churches by Keeping the Ordinances
 – Part 2 (The Lord’s Supper)

The Lords Supper - Cherokee Baptist churches - Trail of Tears

The ordinances Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are designed as a safeguard to the Lord’s churches. If practiced scripturally, they protect from un-regenerate membership, doctrinal error, and the undermining local church authority. A Sermon From Missionary Raymond Johnson I Corinthians 11:2 “Now I praise you, brethren that ye remember me in all things, and keep […]

Choctaw & Chickasaw Nations, Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church – Wapanucka, OK

The Emmanuel Baptist Mission met for one year before it was officially organized. During that year, the Lord led me to take time to prepare the mission for organization. Preparation included teachings on the Church Covenant, Declaration of Faith and writing a constitution and bylaws for this new work. The mission was also introduced to […]

Beds of Ease, or Bloody Seas?

“Am I a soldier of the cross, A follower of the Lamb, And shall I fear to own His cause, Or blush to speak His Name? Must I be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize, And sailed through bloody seas?” – Isaac Watts In late […]

Smoke Signals – April 2014

Smoke Signals - Projects and events in Native American Missions

Listen on Sermon Audio The Baptist Arrow now has over 60 sermons available for online listening or free download on SermonAudio.com. Most of the sermons are in English, and some are in English/Choctaw. Download the Sermon Audio app for iPhone, iPad, or Android, or visit The Baptist Arrow audio page. We will be adding new […]