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Dedicated & Debt Free!
Feb04

Dedicated & Debt Free!

Centennial Campaign pledges, gifts fund new Falls Creek facilities, retire Tabernacle debt DAVIS—Celebration, appreciation and thankfulness to God were the theme of the day Feb. 2 as Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board members, staff, donors and friends gathered at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center to celebrate “God Did It Through Us” in providing $55 million in improvements at the encampment. As the Board gathered...

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Enegren recalls plane crash 25 years ago
Jan21

Enegren recalls plane crash 25 years ago

It has been 25 years since a private aircraft crashed on approach to Will Rogers World Airport south of Oklahoma City, killing four Oklahoma Baptist musicians on Jan. 14, 1991, but it seems like it happened just yesterday to Judy Enegren. Enegren, now part-time receptionist and switchboard operator at the Baptist Building at 3800 N. May Ave., the home of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), was at the time of the...

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Jim Wakeman makes a ‘Case’ for Faith
Dec08

Jim Wakeman makes a ‘Case’ for Faith

GUTHRIE—For years, Jim Wakeman, his wife, Melba Deane, and their three daughters used the same excuse many people use for not attending church. For Wakeman, who was saved and baptized at age 9, his unfortunate and unusual experiences with a couple of congregations led him to abandon meeting with fellow believers for five decades, and it was only after Melba Deane passed away last April did he seek to reconnect with a body of...

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‘Journey of Christmas’ concert draws SRO crowd at Moore, First
Nov24

‘Journey of Christmas’ concert draws SRO crowd at Moore, First

MOORE—A standing room only crowd flowed into the 2,900-seat worship center at Moore, First Nov. 12 to hear the first public performance of “The Journey of Christmas,” by the Singing Churchmen (SCM) and Singing Church Women (SCW) of Oklahoma, accompanied by the SCM instrumental group joined by some members of the Oklahoma Baptist Symphony. “For many in attendance, it was the ‘official’ start of the Christmas season as the worship...

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Oklahoma Baptists Heading to TX after Flooding
Nov05

Oklahoma Baptists Heading to TX after Flooding

Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster relief mud-out volunteers have been recalled from ministering in South Carolina, and will be dispatched to San Marcos, Texas on Sat., Nov. 7 and Mon., Nov. 9, according to Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. “We have a team of 15 volunteers working Charleston, S.C. this week,” Porter said. ”We will bring back one mud out trailer as soon as possible to...

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