Three core values which were repeated numerous times and instilled in my life as a student at American Indian College were Academic Excellence, Spiritual Empowerment and Ministry Experience. As a result, God prepared me for the adventure he would lead me on as I pursued His calling. After graduating with my Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry in 2010, I had the wonderful opportunity to become a youth pastor in the south Phoenix area. God also graciously opened the door for me to serve on the presbytery of the Southwest District of the Assemblies of God.
Just recently the Lord has led my wife (also an alumna of AIC) and I into a new chapter in our lives, full time ministry in the church we are currently serving as youth pastor's. As I step back and observe the goodness of God and the success he's allowed us to experience, it is evident that American Indian College has played a key role in preparing us for what God would bring our way!
-Rev. Nick Zamarano (BA, 2010), Youth Pastor & Sectional Presbyter; Glendale, Arizona
AIC is a place for both ministerial training and higher learning. This is the place I discovered the value of my Native American heritage and its practical usage in spreading the gospel. I benefited greatly from the classroom instruction, friendships, along with hands-on ministry. Prospective students should consider AIC because the results of this great community are LIFE CHANGING.
-Rev. Michael J. Johnson (BA, 2006), Navajo, Director of Ethnic Ministries, Global University, Springfield, Missouri
I feel that I gained more than a great education at American Indian College. I gained leadership training, and experiences that molded the foundation for my success. After college, I deployed to Iraq with 30 combat troops under my leadership, trained hundreds of Iraqis, and returned with a bronze star medal. I attribute much of my success to the training I received from AIC both inside and outside of the classroom. The cultural sensitivity I received from working with many different tribes developed my skills to speak cross-culturally with the Iraqi Army. I have been in hazardous conditions, and the grounding I learned from the Word of God at AIC helped bring me through those hard times. I would advise any candidates seeking to strengthen their relationship with God and who wants to reveal their potential, to consider American Indian College.
-Jameson D. “JD” Lopez, (B.A., 2008), Quechan /Cocopah & Hispanic, Ph.D. Student, Arizona State University (Fall 2013), Phoenix, Arizona