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From simple start, OKC, Vietnamese a ‘vibrant’ church after 20 years
Dec16

From simple start, OKC, Vietnamese a ‘vibrant’ church after 20 years

In 1994, a group of eight Vietnamese people, led by David and Judy Vu, approached Anthony Jordan, then pastor of Oklahoma City, Northwest, about Jordan’s church providing leadership support and a place to worship. Now the executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), Jordan recalls that time they met with him. “When this group came to see me, they said to me, ‘We are going to fast and pray...

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Sulphur sports league reaches community for Christ
Dec16

Sulphur sports league reaches community for Christ

SULPHUR—It does not happen often, but when a city and a church can come together for the purpose of the community, it needs to be shared. In July, Mark Williams started his ministry at Sulphur, Crossway as the recreation minister. However, that was not his only title. He also works for the City of Sulphur as the director of Crosstown Sports, the city’s sports league for kids in 6th grade and younger. Sitting in Crossway’s community...

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Giving at Christmas
Dec08

Giving at Christmas

Giving Tuesday has become an annual tradition the last few years. On the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and at the start of the Christmas season, Giving Tuesday was founded as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. For Christians, though, the act of giving to those in need should be observed throughout the season of Christmas and beyond. “I like the idea of ‘Giving...

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OBU Women’s Soccer have success ‘under God’s guidance’
Dec01

OBU Women’s Soccer have success ‘under God’s guidance’

SHAWNEE—The last time the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) women’s soccer team was featured in the Baptist Messenger the Lady Bison were serving in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup, laying the ground work for the International Mission Board with a week-long mission project prior to the world’s popular sporting event. Five months later, OBU completed its final season of NAIA competition, winning the Sooner Athletic Conference...

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Youth leaders connect at Forum
Nov24

Youth leaders connect at Forum

Oklahoma Youth Ministry Forum drew more than 150 student ministry leaders who met Nov. 14-15 at Oklahoma City, Eagle Heights. The event’s theme was “Connect,” emphasizing similar focus to the Oklahoma Sunday School initiative of ReConnect. “We didn’t want it to be just driving the idea of ReConnect, but we wanted the same emphases to be important to youth leaders in their own spiritual lives, which is connecting to...

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