Born November 7, 1949, Dr. Negiel Bigpond is a full-blood member of the Euchee (Yuchi) Indian Tribe. Dr. Bigpond is a fourth generation minister of the gospel. He and wife, of 41 years, Jan have been blessed with three children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and six wonderful grandchildren. Having been in ministry for over 30 years as both an evangelist and a pastor, Dr. Bigpond has been fortunate enough to share the gospel with the people of over 140 native reservations. He is currently serving as Apostle of Morning Star Church of All Nations. Dr. Bigpond is a certified drug and alcohol abuse counselor; as well as, an accomplished musician and singer.
Dr. Bigpond played an active role in the development of a joint resolution of apology to Native peoples for ill-conceived policies by the U.S. government regarding Indian Tribes; frequently traveling to Washington D.C. to work with Senator Sam Brownback (Ret.) of Kansas. In light of his tireless work with the resolution, Charisma Magazine named Dr. Bigpond one of the Ten Most Influential Christian Leaders of 2006. His works include his involvement with Native America Justice Gate East of the Mississippi; which deals with land reconciliation in the eastern states. He has graciously received various keys to cities and proclamations from governors and mayors for his works.
Dr. Bigpond provides an apostolic covering for many ministries as a member of C. Peter Wagner’s International Coalition of Apostles; and is also on the boards of the following ministries:
Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network- Dr. John Benefiel, Chairman
Native American Apostolic Council- Dr. Jay Swallow, Chairman
Native American Resource Network- Jean Steffenson, Chairwoman
National Prayer Committee– – Chuck Colson, Chairman
The Oak Initiative- James Goll, Chairman
Dr. Bigpond has traveled worldwide, evangelizing and representing Christian Native Americans. Inspired by his involvement in Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network, he followed God’s direction and founded the Native American Circle of Prayer. NACOP establishes prayer teams who are skilled in spiritual warfare and intercession for the Native people and issues that concern them. Out of this, God gave him Spirit Wind, which is an annual prayer day originating on the focus of the Five Civilized Tribes. Since its founding, it has branched out to include several other Native American Tribes.
God has also blessed Dr. Bigpond with the vision of Two Rivers Native American Training Center, for which he is the president and co-founder. The training center is a Christian military training base camp for the purpose of dealing with occult and territorial enemy strongholds on the reservations, and throughout the U.S.
He teaches extensively about land issues and reconciliation. Dr. Bigpond has also published his first book and accompanying workbook titled, Women Warriors.