In 1978, Pastor DeFord founded the Independent Baptist Indian Mission,
Inc. (IBIMI), a non-profit corporation providing a channel through which
churches and individuals can extend their missionary efforts to the
Native tribes of North America by directly supporting missionaries and
On March 29, 2020, Pastor David Ray DeFord, aged 78, went to meet his Savior following a brief illness.
"Reaching the North American Indian for Christ."