Our Story

In 1988, a group of concerned individuals which included Rev. Bertram Bobb (Choctaw) – Chaplain Choctaw Nation, Dr. Leonard Rascher, Rev. Kerry Warren, and a ministry team from Moody Bible Institute was burdened for a training center that would reach the Native American population. Without any resources, they stopped and prayed by a tree just off the highway in Ringold, Oklahoma. God answered that prayer and provided over 14 acres at that exact location which resulted in Native American Bible Ministries, Inc. (NABM) being founded in 1990.

In October 2004, the Native American Bible Academy (NABA) began classes with nine students that represented seven different tribes. At present, the campus includes an academic/administrative building, dorms, fellowship/dining hall, mini golf course, and woodshop/maintenance building.