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Attorney’s life is changed due to church plant, SMO
Aug28

Attorney’s life is changed due to church plant, SMO

“God used Yukon Church to completely change my life and my entire family,” said Travis White, an attorney for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and a Yukon resident. “Are church plants important? My answer to that question would be an emphatic ‘Yes’.” White shares his story in a promotional video about this year’s Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO). His mindset about church used to be “that’s where ‘good people’ go,” and he...

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Pierce celebrates 25 years as BVC president
Aug25

Pierce celebrates 25 years as BVC president

Bill Pierce has seen a lot of changes in the field of aging services. In 1990, he became president of Baptist Village Communities (BVC) when the ministry was facing financial difficulties and infrastructure problems. Not only did Pierce help BVC overcome those struggles, but he also has helped the culture overcome mindsets and perspectives that have hindered the reputation of the senior living profession. Instead of nursing care, it’s...

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SMO supports church plant at Tinker AFB
Aug18

SMO supports church plant at Tinker AFB

Sam Watkins grew up in a small town in South Carolina. He joined the army and said he enjoyed the military experience and his opportunity to do “what guys pay tons of money to do for a hobby.” But the enjoyment did not last. His marriage suffered, and time spent with his children was miniscule. “We figured it up one time that out of my middle child’s first three years of life, I think I was gone about 80 percent of his life,” he said...

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PROCLAIM! 2015: Pastors, music ministers gain guidance from Gray & Page
Aug17

PROCLAIM! 2015: Pastors, music ministers gain guidance from Gray & Page

The two most influential people in a church worship service, other than Jesus Christ, are the pastor and the minister of music. This is no surprise to even the average church-goer, but not too often has there been an event to help both the pastor and music/worship leader in their planning worship and leading congregations to worship. PROCLAIM! 2015 served such a purpose. The theme was “Hungry for Worship: Challenges and Solutions for...

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Pre-teen camp concludes CrossTimbers
Aug11

Pre-teen camp concludes CrossTimbers

DAVIS—CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp hosted its final week of summer camp, July 27-31. The week had a different element compared to the previous sessions, as the week focused on pre-teens, fifth and sixth graders. This was the second year for CrossTimbers to have pre-teen week, and Glenn Barber, CrossTimbers program director, is pleased with the offering of the specialized camp. “We’ve seen more and more churches deal...

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