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 […]

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 […]

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 […]