An outstanding Choctaw Baptist Preacher in Native work was Dr. Benjamin Franklin Belvin, known to many as Dr. B. Frank Belvin, he was born January 23, 1914, to Watson Jonas and Mabel Belvin. Dr. Belvin was the youngest of six boys and was named by his older brother Harry Belvin who would become one of […]
Category: Voice From The Past
Native American Baptist History.
Below are articles uncovering the rich heritage of Native American Baptist history.
“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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Little did he know that from among these young Native boys, God would raise up gospel preachers and at least five chiefs of the Choctaw Nation. We pray this story will encourage anyone working with Native American youth. You never know how God may use the lives of the young students you are teaching… In […]