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Many applauded The Applause of Heaven at Edmond, First
Feb24

Many applauded The Applause of Heaven at Edmond, First

EDMOND—A packed sanctuary resulted for the third and final presentation of “The Applause of Heaven” concert by the Singing Churchmen and Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma at Edmond, First on Feb. 12. The estimated attendance of 2,400 was reported, and Randy Lind, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) worship/music ministries specialist, was pleased with the crowd as well as the support from the staff and volunteers from Edmond,...

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Oklahoma DR makes national spotlight on Fox News
Feb17

Oklahoma DR makes national spotlight on Fox News

Fox News reporter John Stossel presented a special documentary titled “NO PLAN, NO PROBLEM! Spontaneous Order” that was broadcast Sun., Feb. 8 on Fox News. The hour-long news report emphasized the message “Most of life works better when it’s not planned by government. Economists call this free-flowing innovation, ‘Spontaneous Order.’” Segments of the show highlighted independent businesses and programs that are not...

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Baby Blooms
Feb10

Baby Blooms

Abortion survivor shares testimony at 24th annual Rose Day event The 24th annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol drew 525 individuals and families who officially registered with an estimated hundreds more who attended but did not register. The many Sanctity of Life supporters participated in the Feb. 4 event by distributing roses to state representatives, senators, the Lt. Governor and the Governor. Following the...

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Erick’s girls basketball coach doing things ‘the right way’
Feb10

Erick’s girls basketball coach doing things ‘the right way’

ERICK—The 2013 basketball season was a special one for Coach Justin Janz. His Erick High School Lady Bearcats were playing Lomega, the defending champions, in the state championship game, and both of his daughters were major contributors to a 56-53 double overtime victory. Miranda Janz was a senior on the squad. With Erick down three points and five seconds remaining in regulation, Miranda sank a deep three-pointer to send the game...

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Davis shares his faith as a pro golfer
Jan27

Davis shares his faith as a pro golfer

The last time Baptist Messenger featured a story on Ian Davis (May 31, 2012), he was a sophomore at Oklahoma State University (OSU) and a member of the Cowboys golf team. Since then, he contributed to OSU claiming the national runner-up title in the 2014 NCAA Championship and turned pro last May. “For the first couple of months, I didn’t make any (tournament) cuts and hadn’t made any money,” said Davis, describing how the experience...

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