meet the IMNA team​

Johnny K. Hughes

Executive Director

Becky Hughes

Asst. Executive Director

Johnny and Becky Hughes are the Directors of Indian Ministries of North America, Inc., based in Cleveland, Tennessee, and have been working full-time with Native American tribes since the year 2000. 

Johnny was raised with a respect and an admiration for his Native American heritage. Even as a child, he enjoyed building relationships with his adopted Cherokee family, the Littlejohns from North Carolina. It is this God-given favor that has allowed him to bond with the elders, as well as the youth, throughout the various reservations. As God opened the door, he was eager to step alongside his father in ministry and has been instrumental in the development of the programs and projects for Indian Ministries of North America, Inc. 

Johnny’s father, James A. Hughes, received a vision from the Lord in 1967, where the Holy Spirit said, “Take my gospel to your people.” Following this, the Hughes family began to minister among tribes in North Carolina. It was from this vision, that Indian Ministries of North America, Inc. was birthed.

In January 2009, the torch was officially passed from father to son, and now Johnny has assumed the responsibility of taking IMNA, Inc. to the next level. As the Executive Director, he has started an intense concentration on reaching the Native American youth for Christ. In addition to youth camps, Vacation Bible Schools, summer discipleship training programs, and revivals, IMNA has developed the Impact Warriors Youth Mentoring Program which is being implemented among the Choctaw of Mississippi and the Cheyenne of Oklahoma.  

Johnny and Becky were married in 1987, and they have two children, Elizabeth and Christopher. Elizabeth, a graduate of Lee University, serves as the Operations Manager for IMNA. Christopher, a graduate of Lee University, along with his wife, Lindsey, serve as the Campus Pastor for the Cleveland, Tennessee, campus of Rock Bridge Community Church.

Benita Earl

Vice President, Prayer Team Coordinator

Rock slaughter

Special Projects Coordinator

Rodney LaVallie


Tim Melton


Fred Carder


Robbie Slocumb


Eric Bates


Tim Burton


Elizabeth Hughes

Operations Manager


Please contact us with any questions or volunteer information

If you are interested in having IMNA speak at your church or event, we are always open to opportunities to share our mission and inspire others to get involved. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with us – we would love to hear from you!

We are always seeking new volunteers who share our passion for serving others and spreading our message of hope and love. We welcome you to join our team and make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

To be frontline Warriors impacting lives, restoring the broken,
healing the wounded, and setting the captives free. To encourage, empower and equip First Nations people to impact
their community for Christ, through relationship, discipleship, and continuing education.

IMNA operates on a bible-based lifestyle with a focus on integrity, resourcefulness, stewardship, transparency, and accountability.

Contact us if you would like to have IMNA speak at your church or event; or if you would like to volunteer!