An influential Native American Christian leader has created a new television network for Native American Christians called the “Native Waves Network,”reports Mark Ellis and Melissa Nordell, for Assist News Service.
“It is up to the leaders of the native tribes to help our people recognize their gifts and callings and to prepare them to share the new direction for the entire nation,” says Dr. Negiel Bigpond, founder of Two Rivers Native American Training Center.
Bigpond is a fourth generation minister who has shared the gospel in 140 native reservations. Charisma magazine named him one of the ten most influential Christian leaders of 2006.
On the Two Rivers Training Center campus, about 15 miles south of Tulsa, Oklahoma, they recently completed a high-definition production studio.
A Christian spiritual element already pervades the atmosphere in the studio and will be central to their productions. Television series are planned to bring greater hope, reconciliation, opportunity, cultural preservation and development of music and the arts.
Dr. Bigpond hopes their productions will bring restoration for so many who have been devastated through substance and alcohol abuse.