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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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Progress continues with projects at Falls Creek
Mar31

Progress continues with projects at Falls Creek

DAVIS—April is the time of several retreats at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center near Davis. This means many will experience Falls Creek for the first time this year and will discover a lot of construction and renovation being done in the middle of the campgrounds. As announced last year, Falls Creek’s four new construction projects are happening now, including the Mathena Family Event Center, the Thompson Family Lodge, and the...

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Pierce honored at Native American ministries conference
Mar31

Pierce honored at Native American ministries conference

A three-day conference was observed with the emphasis on Native American ministries in honor of its founder. Oklahoma City, Glorieta hosted the Willene Pierce Memorial Conference, March 19-21, as approximately 150 people met, representing 67 churches and 29 tribes, for the purpose of enhancing the work of evangelizing Native Americans. Augusta “Gus” Smith, executive director of The Native American LINK (Living in Neighborly Kindness),...

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SBC leader Page speaks at IEC
Mar16

SBC leader Page speaks at IEC

YUKON—Frank Page, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention  Executive Committee, was a keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Indian Evangelism Conference (IEC), March 5-7, at Yukon, Canadian Valley. The IEC drew 180 people who represented 57 churches and at least 21 tribes. Emerson Falls, Native American specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, expressed his appreciation for Canadian Valley...

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