OIMC Advance Projects:

Construction Project
Advance # 583633


Parish Partners
Advance # 583634


Native American Children’s Fund
Advance # 583581


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Bringing relief to Native American communities in OIMC

Families across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas received masks, water bottles and backpacks made available by grants and partnerships with OIMC.
Families across Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas received masks, water bottles and backpacks made available by grants and partnerships with OIMC.

October 19, 2020 | The OIMC has been very fortunate to have received funding from organizations inside and outside of The United Methodist Church for COVID-19 relief.

The Native American Community Response Fund was the first to send a grant to strengthen outreach to families in need.

“We were able to give funds  to local churches and areas of OIMC that are further away such as Dallas Indian UMC, Wichita and Lawrence, Kansas to support food banks,” said the Rev. David Wilson, assistant to the Bishop of the OIMC.

“In addition, our churches were able to purchase food and snack packs for children who were at home during the pandemic and they were able to provide utility assistance to families in OIMC.”

Thirty local pastors and lay missioners received a one-time grant thanks to the West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church through their Native American Ministry Sunday Funds.

Juan, only identified by first name, looks through his backpack provided by the OIMC. A grant allowed the OIMC to purchase 72 hygiene backpacks for the homeless.

One of the larger grants came from Perkins School of Theology through the Luce Foundation.  Due to the pandemic, the homeless community continues to grow in Oklahoma City.  Funds were used to purchase backpacks with necessities such as blankets, socks, flashlights and toiletry items for 72 persons.

Most recently we purchased Personal Protection Equipment including masks, water bottles, and hand sanitizer for Native children returning to school through a grant from the General Board of Global Ministries.Those funds came from the Native American Ministries Sunday Fund.

In addition, OIMC has delivered 6,000 school kits to area schools and tribal communities that were made available from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

“We are blessed with our connectional network within the denomination and the many great organizations beyond who have allowed us to serve our Native  community in this time of need,” said Wilson.

Contact Information

Conference Headquarters
602 SW 35th
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Office: 405-632-2006
Fax: 405-632-0209


Resident Bishop:

Bishop James “Jimmy” Nunn
1501 NW 24 Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106


Conference Superintendent:

Rev. Margaret Johnson


Director of Connectional Ministries: 

Rev. Donna Pewo


Administrative Assistant:

Linda Draper



Northern District Superintendent:

Rev. Mike Svitak



Southern District Superintendent:

Rev. Sharon Yeahquo