Native American Ministries

Our Focus

We represent Native American Baptist Churches affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Our focus is on developing indigenous leadership, creating contagious communities of faith, and affecting revitalization in plateaued and declining churches.

About Us

Emerson Falls

Emerson Falls

Native American Ministries Specialist

405/942-3800, Extension 4306
Dr. Falls is of Sac & Fox and Choctaw descent. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he left to attend Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in California where he earned the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. For many years he has pastored churches in California and Arizona, and most recently, Glorieta Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

In 1989, Dr. Falls founded and was Director of the Rocky Mountain Campus of Golden Gate Seminary, located in Denver, Colorado. He has served as President of Cook College and Theological School.  Dr. Falls also became the first elected Native American to serve as President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. 

He is married to his wife, Shirley, who is a talented musician. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Contact Information

Shelley Urton

Ministry Assistant for Ethnic Ministries

405/942-3800 Extension 4326

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