Our History:

Raymond Davilla is of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma, he grew up among his people in
the small native community of Anadarko, Oklahoma.  Raymond was exposed to a multi-cultured
background among many native tribes both as a youth and as an adult.  The most enjoyable times he
recalls growing up, were the powwows across Oklahoma.  People gathered from every tribe around
and shared their culture of various native dance, food and traditions.  The color and pageantry of the
graceful and traditional dancers always drew Raymond’s interest to a heightened state of respect and
Raymond is overwhelmed even today by the memories of stories told by elders, sharing the past
regarding; religion, history and good times.  Native people hold a common bond of respect toward the
elders, because this leads the way to a successful future while honoring a trying past.
As Raymond entered his adult years after leaving college at the University of Oklahoma, he
discovered a new walk with a Creator that his people always followed.  It was in a neighboring town
that he discovered Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  God had many things in store for this soon to be
minister that would lead him around the country for God’s honor.  The Lord led Raymond in a power
spiritual walk in a place among his white brothers.  

From the time she was 10, Mylinda knew her life would be different from everyone in her family.
Spending part of her childhood on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, Mylinda helped her parents
as missionaries, teaching Sunday School, Children’s Church, and playing the piano for services.  Most
kids would have thought this a heavy burden to bear, but Mylinda had a glimpse into the future, a
future that would involve leading an organization founded for the Native people.
Although Mylinda and her family left the reservation for other churches to pastor, her heart never left
the Native American people.  

In 1986, Raymond and Mylinda met, and in 1987, they married, and they have never looked back,
except to utilize lessons they have learned along the way.
From small beginnings as youth pastors, children’s church workers, choir director for a growing Native
church in Oklahoma, Raymond and Mylinda have never stopped desiring more, knowing the “higher
calling” that God has placed upon them.
In 1993, the Davillas moved to New Mexico, and it has become much more than home.  They have
worked tirelessly pioneering Native churches and ministries, leading the way in personal evangelism to
Native America.

In 2005 Raymond and Mylinda Davilla founded Native Christian Way as an umbrella organization to
cover the broad focus of comprehensive outreach that was placed in their hearts.

Their vision has been to reach the Native American population with the knowledge of  Christ and His
salvation plan.

While Native Christian Way began as little more than ministry outreach, opportunities continued to
broaden the horizon for this organization.

The Davilla’s media experience blossomed when, after taking classes through a local television
station, they began to film training sessions for broad distribution to Native American ministers across
the country.  They continued their media education, feeding the hunger for the ability to use the most
powerful tool in outreach, the media.

In 2007, the Davillas launched the first local Christian Native focus, Native hosted program of its kind,
“Spirit Walkers”.  With the help of Native music artists, and a varying array of guests, this program
gained instant popularity in the local market.

To meet the requirements of the growing list of projects, Native Way Media was born.  Because of
wise council in organizing Native Christian Way, Native Way Media has the benefit of residing under
this umbrella in a non profit, minority owned, faith based organization.
We Believe…  The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were inspired by God

We Believe…  There is one true God, everlasting, all knowing, all powerful, ever present, maker of all things, and preserver of all things.  
He exists in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

We Believe…  That man was made in the likeness of God, but through sin, became separated from God’s glory.  Through Jesus and His
ultimate sacrifice, we have redemption.

We Believe… Through Jesus and his sinless life, sacrifice on the cross, and by the leading and conviction of the Holy Spirit, we may find
repentance and salvation, and experience a new birth, with Christ formed within us, giving us the gift of eternal life.

We Believe…  In the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, accompanied by the speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance
as the initial physical sign and evidence.  This is a gift from God, as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation,
and is received subsequent to the new birth.

We Believe… God, through the Holy Spirit, definitely calls such as He desires to serve as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and
teachers, and specifically endues the one called with the talents and gifts peculiar to that office or offices. Under no circumstances should
anyone be ordained or set apart to any such office unless the calling is distinct and evident.

We Believe…  Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God, through the prayer of faith, and by
the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is available to all who truly believe.

We Believe…  The Bible promises, “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner”. His coming is imminent; when He comes, “The dead
in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air”.
Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and
priests, He shall reign a thousand years.

We Believe… We believe the Bible presents the coming of Christ as personal, imminent, pre-tribulational and pre-millennial. We further
contend that this position alone admonishes watchfulness, incites holy living, prevents spiritual declension, and provides maximum
incentive and motive for urgency and zeal in evangelizing the unsaved. As demonic deception and satanic darkness deepens, we urge our
ministers to maintain and proclaim this doctrinal viewpoint as the “blessed hope” of the Church.
Furthermore, we recommend that should any of our preachers hold to the mid or post-tribulation doctrine, they refrain from preaching and
teaching it. Should they persist in emphasizing this doctrine to the point of making it an issue, their standing in the fellowship will be
seriously affected.

We Believe…  The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, and therefore has
no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance (Hebrews 9:27). The Lake of Fire is literal (Revelation 19:20). The terms
“eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned (Matthew 25:41-46) in the lake of fire, carry the
same thought and meaning of endless existence, as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God.
NCW Statement of Faith