Gospel Tent Meetings – Oklahoma

A gospel tent meeting in Tahlequah, OK (Cherokee Nation)

This past Spring we were able to have gospel tent meetings in tribal areas across Oklahoma… These areas included Southeast, Northeast, and Western Oklahoma, including Durant, Tahlequah, Miami, and Anadarko. The need for evangelism is great. During the tent meetings, we work in partnership with local Indian Baptist churches. If there is no church in […]

A Call to Prayer

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;” – 1 Timothy 2:1 Paul, when writing the first letter to Timothy, encouraged the young pastor to pray. In chapter two Paul puts a great emphasis on the priority of prayer in the believer’s life. In […]

Smoke Signals – July 2014

Current News Rock Springs Indian Baptist Church (Anadarko, OK) celebrates their 140th Anniversary on Aug. 23–24. This church began among the Wichitas and area tribes as a result of evangelistic preaching from John McIntosh (Creek preacher) in 1874. Upcoming events Meeting for Revival (Oct. 5–11) Indian Baptist Church in Smithville, Oklahoma invites everyone to join […]

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 […]