Category: Voice From The Past

Voice From the Past - Native American Baptist History

Native American Baptist History.

Below are articles uncovering the rich heritage of Native American Baptist history.

John Jumper: Seminole Warrior, Chief, Baptist Preacher

“I want all my children [the Seminoles] to know about this.”1 -The words of John Jumper when he first believed on Christ, and rejoiced in the Christian hope. Warrior from Florida Born around 1820 in the everglades of Florida, John Jumper (Hemha Micco) grew up as the nephew of the Seminole war chief, Micanopy. Jumper […]

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 […]

The First Baptist Church Among the Plains Indians of Oklahoma (Rock Springs Baptist Church)

Rock Springs Baptist Church - Plains Indians - Anadarko OK

John McIntosh was a Creek Indian from eastern Oklahoma, born in 1833. As a young man, he strongly opposed Christianity, sometimes attending church services to mock. But one day the power of the gospel message transformed him. John McIntosh was converted to Christ and spent the rest of his life preaching the gospel he once […]