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.
The service will begin at 10am Monday, APRIL 20, Arizona Time. There will be somewhat of a delay livestream on the Cemetery Facebook page, and then it will be available indefinitely for those that cannot watch at 10am.
At a later date, there will be a joyful celebration of Dave's life in both Arizona and Indiana
"Reaching the North American Indian for Christ."