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Outdoor ministry impacts students for Christ
May12

Outdoor ministry impacts students for Christ

CHICKASHA—The name of the ministry is “Cupped and Committed Outdoors.” Established in Nov. 2013 by Johnny Gorman and Josh Tycer, their ambition is “to reach out to students who may not have the godly influence of a father in the home.” Now with eight men making up the ministry’s board of directors, this newly-founded wildlife ministry takes young people on hunting, fishing and target shooting adventures to share the love of Christ and...

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Rewired 2015: MASK
May06

Rewired 2015: MASK

Rain does not dampen spiritual emphasis of 2015 men’s conference DAVIS—Rainy and muddy conditions did not deter or dampen the spirits of the 2,600 men who attended the seventh annual Men’s Rewired Conference at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, April 24-25. Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministry specialist, even believes that through the weekend, Men’s Rewired “turned the corner spiritually.” “I believe we experienced a...

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Two pastors win Men’s Rewired CrossFit title
May05

Two pastors win Men’s Rewired CrossFit title

DAVIS—With the weather conditions the Men’s Rewired Conference experienced this year, many of the regular outdoor activities were cancelled or had limited opportunities. However, a new activity offered at Rewired was not hindered by the weather. The CrossFit competition had its debut this year with six two-man teams kicking off Rewired’s version of the competitive fitness sport that is vastly growing throughout the country. With three...

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Gov. Fallin attends Oil Patch Chaplaincies’ job fair
Apr07

Gov. Fallin attends Oil Patch Chaplaincies’ job fair

ELK CITY—Tom Beddow has a compassion for those who work in the oil industry. As coordinator for Oil Patch Chaplaincies for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), he has been burdened for those who recently have lost their jobs due to the downward turn in the oil and gas industry. With the help of Mike Terry, president of Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Beddow was able to connect with Gov. Mary Fallin’s office...

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Hispanic Falls Creek well attended, many decisions were made
Apr07

Hispanic Falls Creek well attended, many decisions were made

DAVIS—Hispanic Baptist Churches of Oklahoma hosted a family retreat at Falls Creek Conference Center, March 18-21. With 500 people in attendance, 19 professions of faith were made as well as 40 rededications. “The Hispanic retreat was successful,” said Daniel Caceres, Hispanic ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, who explained there were opportunities for age-specific meetings and worship times. As...

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