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YEC equips students to share the Gospel
Aug18

YEC equips students to share the Gospel

DEL CITY—Six theological topics were the focus for the 2014 Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) Aug. 8-9, at Del City, First Southern. Nick Atyia, student evangelism and missions specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), said the YEC is about “being equipped,” while addressing the more than 2,500 who were in attendance. “We are going to cover the things of God that shaped the way we see the...

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Kevin Durant & God’s Will
Aug11

Kevin Durant & God’s Will

At the end of July, a popular topic in the sports world was what team would have NBA MVP Kevin Durant on its roster in 2016. In case everybody has forgotten, we are currently experiencing the year 2014. This means many sports media members were getting paid to report two weeks ago on a decision that will not be made until two years from now. There will be two NBA seasons before Durant decides where his future paychecks will come. Do I...

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CrossTimbers connects kids to Christ
Aug04

CrossTimbers connects kids to Christ

DAVIS—CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp, for children in grades 3 through 6, experienced its second summer at the new campgrounds near Davis. The new location allowed for more churches to participate as 122 churches brought 3,720 campers during the 10 summer sessions. “Every session went very well. It just seemed to get better and better,” said Glenn Barber, BGCO childhood ministries specialist. “During...

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Stunt riders have impact on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Jul28

Stunt riders have impact on ‘America’s Got Talent’

The May 8 Baptist Messenger featured a story on stunt rider Mike King auditioning for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in April with Real Encounter ministries, as they were asked to come by the show’s producers. King was a popular attraction during the 2013 Men’s Rewired retreat at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, and he and his ministry teammates, including Brad Bennett, president of Real Encounter, drew rave reviews...

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Davis’ summer job leads to Malawi ministry
Jul16

Davis’ summer job leads to Malawi ministry

DAVIS—Countless stories are told about people who made a decision at Falls Creek to serve in missions. Most of these decisions are made by students. For Michael Davis, such a decision happened after working seven years at the Christian camp. In 2008, Davis was hired by James Lankford, current Oklahoma U.S. Representative who previously served as Falls Creek program director. That year, the services were in the amphitheater while the...

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