About AIMI

Welcome to AIMI, SW. We have been providing services and ministries to Native Americans in the Southwest area since 1988.


Bob and Bernice Faulkner were missionaries among Apache and Navajo children through Child Evangelism Fellowship. In 1988 they joined with some friends to put together the incorporation in AZ. with some friends and supporters to form American Indian Missions, Inc. They also helped a church called Indian Bible Fellowship on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The Faulkners led the mission until 2003, when they began to ease into their retirement, and the mission appointed Roger Scarbro of Gallup,NM. to be AIMI’s second director in 2003.Several other missionaries have joined AIMI over the years, some short-term, and some long-term. AIMI missionaries have taken part in various types of ministries on the Apache, Navajo, Zuni, and other SW reservation areas. Some of these ministies have included youth and children’s clubs, sports camps, horse ministry, leadership conferences, discipling schools, church plants and development, Christian retreat center, and more. AIMI added to their ministry base in Globe. In the future AIMI is looking to further develop their disciple-making and church planting emphasis. Our goal is building relationships, teaching, and training converts to be the church…standing with them until they can stand as the church on their own.

Board of Directors

Dr. Jason Koppen, Board Chairman, Flagstaff, AZ.
Mr. James (Luckie) Bigman , Vice Chairman, Flagstaff, AZ.
Dr. Edward (Nate) Yale , Treasurer, Gallup, NM.
Mr. Tim Eisenga
, Secretary, Zuni, NM.
Dr. Kevin Gaines, Member-At-Large, Vanderwagon, NM.

Advisory Committee

Mr. Chad Scarbro, Burke, VA.
Mrs. Lanora Bigman (Navajo), Flagstaff, AZ.

Missionary Staff

Roger Scarbro, Zuni Field, AIMI General Director
Tobie Keiser
, Navajo Field, Valley Baptist Church, Sanders, AZ. Hippotherapy with Sanders Elementary School.
Richard Joshua
 (South African), Apache Field, part-time church planter, Living Hope Fellowship, San Carlos, AZ.
Caleb Brock,
 Associate Member/Apache Field, The Kennel Youth Center, White River, AZ.
Daniel Brock
, Associate Member/Apache Field, The Kennel Youth Center & office worker, White River, AZ.
Josh Brock
, Associate Member/Apache Field, The Kennel Youth Center, White River, AZ.
Shanell Leekya
(Zuni), Zuni Field, Summer Staff, Camps Director, Zuni, NM.
Barlow Gasper,
 (Zuni), Zuni Field, Summer Staff, Camps Assistant Director, Zuni, NM.
Sheldon Tamez
 (Zuni), Zuni Field, Summer Camps Intern, Zuni, NM.
Melvina Musket (Navajo), Part-time Administrative Assistant.

Church Plants & Youth/Retreat Centers Affiliated With AIMI

SOMA Fellowship, Flagstaff, AZ.
Living Waters Fellowship
, San Carlos, AZ.
Dusty Pines Retreat Center,
 Vanderwagen, NM.

AIMI Full-Time or Short-Term Volunteers:

Bruce and Darlrene Kinde, volunteers at Hunters Point Community Church, Hunters Point, AZ., & Broken Arrow Bible Ranch

Mike & Denise Byrd, Columbia, IL., volunteer book-keeping and construction supervisor

Monty Gavin retired staff, Volunteer Summer Sports Camp Sponsor

Bob & Bernice Faulkner,  retired staff, volunteer with Bible studies in Senior Centers in Glendale,