Across Nations pka: Western Indian Ministries, Inc.

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Across Nations is advancing the legacy of Western Indian Ministries by equipping Native America to exalt Jesus, encounter His goodness and extend His kingdom.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Across Nations
PO Box 9090
Window Rock, AZ 86515-9090


Phone: (505) 371-5749


Organization details

EIN: 856007207

CEO/President: Chuck Harper (general director)

Chairman: Rev. Nelson Betoney

Board size: 6

Founder: Mr. Howard A. Clark

Year founded: 1952

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Across Nations facilitates:

Hilltop Christian School

Radio Broadcasting

Church Development

Community Outreach

Proverbs Christian Bookstore


Mission statement

Equipping Native America to exalt Jesus, encounter His goodness and extend His Kingdom, Across Nations.

Statement of faith

Article 1: We believe that the Bible. Consisting of the Old and New Testaments only, is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, is inerrant in the original manuscripts, and is the infallible and authoritative Word of God.

Article 2: We believe that the one triune God exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Article 3: We believe that Adam, created in the image of God, was t3mpted by Satan, the ogd of this world, and fell. Because of Adam's sin, all men have guilt imputed, are totally depraved, and need to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for salvation.

Article 4: We believe that Jesus Christ is God, was born of a virgin, died vicariously, shed His blood as man's substitutionary sacrifice, rose bodily, and ascended to heaven, where He is presently exalted to the Father's right hand.

Article 5: We believe that salvation consists of the remission of sins, the imputation of Christ's righteousness, and the gift of eternal life received by faith alone, apart from works.

Article 6: We believe that the return of Jesus Christ is imminent, and that it will be visible and personal.

Article 7: We believe that the saved will be raised to everlasting life and blessedness in heaven, and that the unsaved will be raised to everlasting and conscious punishment in hell.

Article 8: We believe that believers comprise the Church and are one Body, having Christ as their Lord, God's glory as their aim, and making disciples as Jesus commanded as their mission. This Body is manifested in local congregations that seek to represent His spiritual Body, the universal church, with baptism, teaching, fellowship, prayer, discipline, and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christ commanded the church to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, baptizing and teaching those who believe to observe everything our Lord commanded His disciples. (

Article 9: We believe that the Holy Spirit baptizes every believer once, at the moment of salvation, and indwells the believer thereafter. We believe that believers are filled with the Holy Spirit, as they yield control of their lives to Christ. We believe that the Christ-controlled life is the evidence of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in one's life.

Article 10: We believe God's plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one male and one female.

Article 11: We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellow men.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating79 of 9414 of 46
Fund acquisition rating133 of 9438 of 46
Resource allocation rating441 of 94319 of 46
Asset utilization rating24 of 9413 of 46

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$16,447$6,285$32,280$18,215$23,493
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$83,801$172,171$151,638$114,587$50,530
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$207,261$241,011$274,761$308,511$342,261
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$207,261$241,011$274,761$308,511$342,261
Total assets$291,062$413,182$426,399$423,098$392,791
Payables and accrued expenses$28,902$7,637$23,339$3,145$36,685
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$28,902$7,637$23,339$3,145$36,685
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$28,902$7,637$23,339$3,145$36,685
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$262,160$405,545$403,060$419,953$356,106
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$262,160$405,545$403,060$419,953$356,106
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$643,987$685,123$615,836$604,717$603,677
Program service revenue$233,436$236,755$244,237$269,765$207,415
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$5$2,502$0
Other revenue$34,178$25,475$23,924$43,062$29,912
Total other revenue$267,614$262,230$268,166$315,329$237,327
Total revenue$911,601$947,353$884,002$920,046$841,004
Program services$870,448$762,610$648,892$567,771$611,371
Management and general$184,538$182,239$246,483$280,468$273,814
Total expenses$1,054,986$944,849$896,152$856,199$890,484
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($143,385)$2,504($12,150)$63,847($49,480)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($143,385)$2,504($12,150)$63,847($49,480)


Charles HarperDirector$73,161

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Our roots stretch deeply, 1934 to be exact. That was the year when our founder, Howard A. Clark, launched the Navajo Bible School and Mission in Fort Defiance, Arizona. His leading passion was to equip Navajo Pastors and leaders.

In 1938 land was purchased from a local trader, Mr. Sabin just outside of Window Rock (actually in New Mexico). Howard and his wife developed a staff around them and they started the slow process of building roads, dormitories, classrooms and homes. While the major work of the mission was the Bible school, many other ministries were added over the years, including jail ministry, hospital visitation, evangelistic teams traveling throughout the reservation, and perhaps most fruitful, a church-planting ministry.

A dream became reality in 1966 in Native American Country when KHAC went on the air! This was the first missionary radio station for the local Native Americans beaming from Window Rock, Arizona, Tribal Headquarters. Many programs were made locally in the Native languages. The Lord blessed abundantly and power has been increased to 10 kilowatts. The Lord allowed us to go on the air with KWIM in 1998 KWIM is an American Family Association affiliate and plays quality Bible Teaching Programs and contemporary Christian music.


1906 - It all began with the efforts of Rev. Howard A. Clark, Sr - began planting Churches and making disciples across Navajo Land.

1937 - A group of dedicated Christians who saw the need for training Navajo believers and raising a native church. Moved the mission headquarters from Fort Defiance AZ, to the current property in Tse Bonito, NM. Become known Navajo Bible School and Mission, Inc.

1938 - Began construction of facilities. Dedication service on October 1st.

1939 - Church planting ministry developed. Navajo Bible School Church (now called Community Bible Church) founded on February 5th. Jail visitation ministry began. Evangelistic teams traveling throughout the reservation.

1944 - Navajo Bible School and Mission worker Faye Edgerton is granted the request to transfer to Wycliffe Translators to help in the work of creating a Bible in the Navajo language.

1945 - The Mission began producing a radio program in Navajo on a local radio station in Gallup, New Mexico, which expanded to stations in Flagstaff, Holbrook, and Winslow, Arizona.

1954 - Navajo Bible Church built in Ft. Defiance, Arizona.

1962 - Application was made to the Federal Communications Commission for a radio station license.

1963 - Howard A. Clark went to be with the Lord.

1964 - Hilltop Christian School opened on September 2nd, with thirteen children from first through sixth grade.

1967 - Under the leadership of Rev. Larry Harper, son-in-law of the founder, KHAC-AM went on the air with 1,000 watts of power.

1976 - Dr. David Clark, son of the founder, returned to the field, after being a pastor in California, to became the General Director/President. He continued to lead the mission until his death in 1985.

1979 - Hilltop Christian Preschool opened its doors.

1980 - KTBA-AM in Tuba City, Arizona went on the air so the Gospel message could be heard in the western part of Navajo land and the Hopi reservation. The mission name officially changed to Western Indian Ministries, Inc.

1990 - Rev. Laurence Harper named General Director.

1995 - KWIM-FM went on the air in Window Rock to give a predominantly music -oriented programming to complement the teaching ministries of KHAC. Hilltop Christian School became the first cross-cultural mission school in the world to receive accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

2001 - Field Committee in place and responsible for day-to-day operation of the mission.

2002 - Church Development Department is led by Navajo Christians.

2012 - Chuck Harper became General Director of WIM.

2013 - Western Indian Ministries celebrated its 75th Anniversary.

2019 -- Western Indian Ministries changed its name to Across Nations

Program accomplishments


As we have rolled out our new name ACROSS NATIONS - we have uncovered our new master site plan. We have broke ground and are ready to begin construction on our new Radio Studio Building. We challenge you to help us Advance! You truly can make an impact with a generous gift. In fact, your help is critical to our success.