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.

Leslie D. Clark: A Legacy of Gospel Preaching and Gracious Perseverance

Leslie Dale Clark was a Chickasaw born February 3,1947 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Leslie Wellington Clark Sr. and Malsie B. Brown Clark. He was the grandson of a notable Chickasaw Baptist Preacher, Able B. Brown, who preached in the Choctaw-Chickasaw and Chickasha Associations in the early nineteen hundred. Brother Leslie married the love of his […]

A Champion of Encouragement

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 […]

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 […]