"...for in the wilderness shall waters break
out, and streams in the desert."
Part of the congregation in March of 2010
Sunday morning service at Ganado
Over 30 baptized in 2011
The first group of students at Ganado Baptist Bible College along with Missionaries Joel Haynes and Mark Haynes
God opened the door for us to come to Ganado Baptist Church in May of 2006. We had originally planned to move our mobile home in Steamboat Canyon to the church site there, but the Lord had other plans.
Ganado Baptist was started nearly 40 years ago by veteran missionary Clifford Fishgrab. Bro. Harry Curley had faithfully pastored the church for 24 years by May of 2006. At the time, Bro. Harry was in his late 80's and was physically unable to continue as pastor. He asked me to consider coming to take the church. Since we needed a place to live, the church agreed to let us move our mobile home to Ganado on the church site. This would enable us to have a place to permanently base out of for future works. We left Mountain View and began to work with the folks at Ganado.
Since that time, God has richly blessed the ministry at Ganado. The church has a strong missions program that supports 25 missionaries at $65.00 a month. The van ministry has grown to three routes and consistently averages 20-35 riders. The church has seen a growth numerically in that it is not unusual to have over 100 in the preaching hour on Sunday. in 2011, we were privileged to see over 30 people follow the Lord in baptism.
The church utilizes Faith Bible Institute which is available to anyone in the church. In August of 2012, Ganado Baptist Bible College was started. There are five full-time students taking classes. GBBC is designed to train men and women specifically for ministry among Native people. Though it is primarily for our own folks, we pray that we may be a blessing to other churches who want to train their preachers and workers to reach the Navajo Nation and beyond.
Much is happening at Ganado Baptist Church! Preparation is being made to build a new facility to adequately house the ministries and the corwds of people. It is our prayer that the Lord will allow us to use Ganado as a training and church planting center on the Navajo Nation. Pray for us!