Our roots stretch deep. 1906 was the year when our founder, Howard A. Clark, began his vigorous church planting efforts and sought to develop a Bible training program in Navajo-land under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church. Many friendships were developed, discipling efforts resulted in new church plants, new Pastors and leaders were eager for formal Bible training. In 1937 Rev. Clark had left the denomination, launched the the Navajo Bible School and Mission and moved the Bible School from Fort Defiance, to Window Rock, Arizona. His leading passion was to equip Navajo Pastors and leaders.
Our present campus was purchased from a local trader, Mr. Sabin just outside of Window Rock (actually in New Mexico). Howard and his wife developed a staff around them and they started the process of building roads, drilling wells, building dormitories, classrooms and homes. While the major work of the mission was the Bible school, many other ministries were added over the years. Including radio broadcasting, youth, jail ministry, hospital and TB visitation, evangelistic teams traveling throughout the reservation, and thee church-planting ministry continued. Mr. Clark also made several trips to Washington DC to help negotiate the expansion of the Navajo Reservation boundaries. He also led the Navajo Tribal Council with opening prayer and devotions for many years. Mr. Clark and was also very instrumental in the formation and operations of the late Mount Eldon Bible Conference in Flagstaff AZ.
So much has changed and grown since those early days. And so much has remained the same, namely, a calling from God to invest our lives to see the Native Nations experience the life changing message of Jesus- their Creator. Each of our staff and volunteers are living out our mission in their unique areas: Equipping Native America to exalt Jesus, encounter His goodness and extend His Kingdom, Across Nations.