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I am currently planting a confessional Reformed Baptist church in Lawton, Oklahoma (near the Comanche Nation) and teaching modules geared to give men a basic introduction to Reformed systematic theology and Christ-centered preaching (Native American Baptist Institute).

Bane Family: (left to right) Chloe, Rob, Lydia, Ben, & DavidBane Family: (left to right) Chloe, Rob, Lydia, Ben, & David

Here is a brief bio and overview of the ministry until now…

  • 1997 - God graciously brought me to faith in Christ (age 13).
  • 2004 - Called to the gospel ministry (age 20).
  • 2007 - Graduated from Bible college (Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies).
  • 2004-2012 - the Lord opened doors for me to minister:
    • among several North American tribes.
    • in street preaching ministry across the U.S.
    • alongside missionaries in 14 overseas countries.
  • 2010 - Lydia and I were married.
  • 2012-2014 - Native American Missions.
    • 2012 - We helped for 6 months with a church plant in a Yupik Eskimo village in Alaska. Here we sensed that the Lord would have us to minister full time among the native peoples of North America.
    • 2013-2014 - We relocated from our home in North Carolina to base in Oklahoma among the 39 tribes. David was ordained and sent by Big Cove Baptist Church, Cherokee, North Carolina.
      • Worked in evangelistic saturation and tent meetings among the tribes in all main sectors of Oklahoma, working toward an open door for a church plant.
      • Started Native American Baptist Institute, a one year series of monthly modules designed to assist men in the ministry.
  • 2015-present
    • After an evangelistic tent meeting on the Comanche Nation tribal complex near Lawton, Oklahoma, we relocated to base among the Comanche Nation and surrounding tribes (Western Oklahoma).
    • Since then, I have been planting what is now a confessional Reformed Baptist church.
    • The church organized in September, 2016 and Lydia and I joined along with six other charter members.

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