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Native Peoples Christian Leaders Conference

May 3, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - May 4, 2022 @ 3:30 pm

MAY 3, 2022
by CHIEF & the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

A gathering of Native Christian Leaders looking to bring sustainable health to their communities through the churches & orgs they lead.

A gathering of Native Christian Leaders looking to bring sustainable health to their communities through the churches & orgs they lead.
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Who Should Come:

Native pastors, teachers, ministry leaders & missionaries who love their neighbors and desire to effectively lead churches, organizations & other institutions bringing sustainable physical & spiritual health to their communities.




3:30pm Arrival & Registration

5:30pm Dinner & Worship

SESSION 1: Welcome | Will Graham


Breakfast & Worship

SESSION 2: What Does Godly Leadership Look Like in the Bible and Today? | Huron Claus

SESSION 3: Evangelism and the Native Heart | Reynard Faber


SESSION 4: Establishing a Biblically Healthy Indigenous Faith | Craig Smith

SESSION 5: Developing a Collaborative Platform to Advance the Gospel among Indigenous Peoples | James Rattling Leaf

Closing & Send-off – conference will end by 3:30pm



HURON CLAUS is a fifth-generation follower of Christ from the Mohawk tribe of New York and the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma. He is President of CHIEF, an organization whose mission is to disciple and train strong Native American Christian leaders in the Word of God, empowering them to evangelize their people and beyond, and helping Native Christian leaders establish healthy Indigenous churches.

REYNARD FABER is a graduate of Liberty University who now serves with Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC). During OCC distributions, Reynard has seen the children’s joy as well as the joy of Native teachers taking children through The Greatest Journey. In 2000, Reynard Faber was honored by the Jicarilla Apache Tribal Council with the titles of Honorary and Traditional Chief for the Jicarilla Apache Tribe.

CRAIG SMITH – For the past 45 years, God has used Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) workers, Craig and LaDonna Smith from the Ojibwe and Navajo tribes, to bring the Gospel to Indigenous people across North America and a dozen countries around the world. Together, they have served as gospel musicians, church planters, pastor, and provided national oversight to C&MA US Native American ministries. Currently, they lead Tribal Rescue Ministries and host their Indigenous Faith teaching series. Craig serves as a C&MA National Evangelist.

JAMES RATTLING LEAF, SR., a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribes, has 25+ years’ experience as a cross cultural broker for Federal Government, Higher Education, and Nonprofits to develop and maintain positive on-going working relationships with federally and non-federally recognized Indian tribes, Tribal College and Universities, and Tribal Communities. For the past two years, he has consulted with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He and his wife of 30 years, Debbie, have four sons and one granddaughter.

WILL GRAHAM is Vice President and Associate Evangelist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. The third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ under the banner of the BGEA, Will has shared the Gospel with more than one million people across six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006. Will and his wife, Kendra, have two daughters and a son.


May 3, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
May 4, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
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