Dr. Negiel Bigpond
Born November 7, 1949, Dr. Negiel Bigpond is a full-blood member of the Euchee (Yuchi) Indian Tribe. Dr. Bigpond is a fourth generation minister of the gospel. He and wife, of 41 years, Jan have been blessed with three children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and six wonderful grandchildren.
Having been in ministry for over 30 years as both an evangelist and a pastor, Dr. Bigpond has been fortunate enough to share the gospel with the people of over 140 native reservations. He is currently serving as Apostle of Morning Star Church of All Nations. Dr. Bigpond is a certified drug and alcohol abuse counselor; as well as, an accomplished musician and singer.
Dr. Bigpond played an active role in the development of a joint resolution of apology to Native peoples for ill-conceived policies by the U.S. government regarding Indian Tribes; frequently traveling to Washington D.C. to work with Senator Sam Brownback (Ret.) of Kansas. In light of his tireless work with the resolution, Charisma Magazine named Dr. Bigpond one of the Ten Most Influential Christian Leaders of 2006. His works include his involvement with Native America Justice Gate East of the Mississippi; which deals with land reconciliation in the eastern states. He has graciously received various keys to cities and proclamations from governors and mayors for his works. Dr. Bigpond provides an apostolic covering for many ministries as a member of C. Peter Wagner’s International Coalition of Apostles; and is also on the boards of the following ministries:
Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network - Dr. John Benefiel, Chairman
Native American Apostolic Council - Dr. Jay Swallow, Chairman
Native American Resource Network - Jean Steffenson, Chairwoman
National Prayer Committee - Chuck Colson, Chairman
The Oak Initiative- James Goll, Chairman, Dr. Bigpond has traveled worldwide, evangelizing and representing Christian Native Americans. Inspired by his involvement in Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network, he followed God’s direction and founded the Native American Circle of Prayer. NACOP establishes prayer teams who are skilled in spiritual warfare and intercession for the Native people and issues that concern them. Out of this, God gave him Spirit Wind, which is an annual prayer day originating on the focus of the Five Civilized Tribes. Since its founding, it has branched out to include several other Native American Tribes.
God has also blessed Dr. Bigpond with the vision of Two Rivers Native American Training Center, for which he is the president and co-founder. The training center is a Christian military training base camp for the purpose of dealing with occult and territorial enemy strongholds on the reservations, and throughout the U.S.
Dr. Bigpond is host of The Gathering Place on Tulsa, OK channel CW 12/19 and God’s Learning Channel, Midland, TX; and is frequently featured on Light of the Southwest on GLC, Midland, TX. He teaches extensively about land issues and reconciliation. Dr. Bigpond has also published his first book and accompanying workbook titled, Women Warriors.
Willie is senior pastor and co-founder along with his wife Sandy, of New Life Christian Church located on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne in Northern New York state and Canada. Willie is a member of the Mohawk Nation of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy and has a heart to see life giving healing centers established on all Iroquois territories, as well as other indigenous settings. Willie and Sandy are part of a First Nations Strategic Warfare Team endeavoring to link up with the church at large to accomplish healing through the power of forgiveness.
Potawatomi - Onondaga
Martha Schmitt is an intercessor and has been called to reach Native Americans to come into their full destiny, awareness and spirituality for the Kingdom of God. She is involved with God’s ER (deliverance/emotional/healing) ministry at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, OK.
She has participated in strategic prayer walks in Washington DC. Martha and her husband, David, sponsors the “The Redeemed Children Home” in Yangon, Myanmar.
Randy is the Pastor of About the Fathers Business Ministries out of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Randy and his wife, Nancy started a ministry that consist of feeding within the community, providing warm wear, (coats & blankets) to those in need. Also, visiting those that may be incarcerated.
They started a back to school project called “Back to School Bash” of Preaching and Teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ which provided backpacks, food and a clothing give away for children.
Randy is also the Chaplain of the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, where he sees to the needs of patients and many family members within the Chickasaw community, he is also the Customer Relations Manager overseeing Hospitality, the Gift Shop, and the front entry desk to the hospital clinics.
Randy and Nancy helped set in place the Chickasaw Nation Day of Prayer held every August and works with the Inter-Tribal Day of Prayer scheduled every November.
Nancy is survived by her husband, Randy and their three children, a son and two daughters and eight grandchildren.
Dr. Kathryn Holcomb
“Kathy” has been adopted by the Euchee and Cheyanne tribes. Born to European parents God supernaturally joined her heart to Native American many years ago. She has a passion to see reconciliation and healing between all of God’s people. Kathy has worked with Dr. Negiel Bigpond and the late Dr. Jay Swallow for the past twenty years participating in many identificational repentance services, prayer walks and lobbying for the joint resolution of apology to Native America. She is an instructor at Two Rivers Native America Training Center (TRNATC) and a TRNATC board member. She serves as Co-Leader of First Nations Peoples with the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network as well as Tulsa Regional Leader of the Oklahoma Apostolic Prayer Network. She is a member of WSL, Women in Strategic Leadership, an International leadership group lead by Naomi Dowdy of Singapore. Kathy is the Founder and Presiding Apostle of Breakthrough Church in Tulsa Oklahoma. The Founder of Third Day Ministries, spiritual oversight for several gospel leaders and an author. She resides with her husband Dan in Coweta Oklahoma. The Holcomb’s have three married sons and five grandchildren.
Pastor Dobie Weasel
Dobie Weasel is the President of Life Tribe. A ministry dedicated to reaching every Native home in North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ, through the seven mountains of culture. Until recently, Dobie and his wife Jamie were church planters, planting Life Church in Omaha Nebraska. In 2017 they transitioned from lead pastors to Apostolic elders of that fellowship. Now Dobie and Jamie travel in apostolic ministry seeking to establish Life Tribe in this new season. Dobie has ministered as church planter, pastor, evangelist, camp meeting and conference speaker. He has also had the unique privilege of serving as a board member and speaker of Promise Keepers, an international men’s ministry dedicated to reaching men for Christ. . His animated style of presenting the gospel coupled with his unique sense of humor has endeared him to many throughout the years. He and Jamie are parents to John, Jacob, and Jordan, and grandparents of nine.
Dobie also serves as the President of Native Excellence Resources, a company committed to the development of excellence in the Native community.