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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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At 91, Walker keeps connecting people to Sunday School
Jul15

At 91, Walker keeps connecting people to Sunday School

MIAMI—Oklahoma Baptists are currently involved in the ReConnect Sunday School emphasis. This would not literally apply to Ed Walker, though, because for more than 60 years he has been “connecting” people to Sunday School, and he has not stopped. On July 19, Walker will be 91, and he could be considered the oldest, active Sunday School director, serving at Miami, First. He claimed his title in 1954, when he approached Pastor Weldon...

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‘Soldier Card’ ladies meet recipient
Jun17

‘Soldier Card’ ladies meet recipient

In January 2013, the Baptist Messenger featured a story on a ministry group called the Soldier Card Project from Midwest City, Meadowood. The team of ladies meet weekly, making cards to send to military personnel overseas. Now in its third year, the Soldier Card Project continues to send thousands of cards, thanking military personnel for their service. Last September, Jolane Gardner, the leader of the card ministry, received a thank...

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OBU women’s soccer does pre-World Cup ministry
Jun02

OBU women’s soccer does pre-World Cup ministry

The 2014 World Cup begins June 12 and continues through July 13, as 32 “international football” teams will meet in Brazil to compete for the illustrious title in the world’s most popular sport. Preparing for the prominent event will be Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) women’s soccer team which did some pre-World Cup ministry in Natal, May 26 – June 2. A group of 16 were involved in doing soccer clinics, playing “friendly” soccer...

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