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Serving at Falls Creek satisfying lifetime mission for Lawton doctor
Jul21

Serving at Falls Creek satisfying lifetime mission for Lawton doctor

DAVIS—There’s nothing more satisfying than playing a part in seeing hundreds of people coming to know Jesus as their Savior. “Not many people realize that the first aid station at Falls Creek plays a significant role in that,” said Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center Director James Swain. And no one knows that better than Dan Horton, M.D., who has a family practice in Lawton. Horton has served as a doctor at Falls Creek...

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Burglar breaks into church, finds Jesus
Jun03

Burglar breaks into church, finds Jesus

BROKEN ARROW—When George Aguilar broke into and vandalized Broken Arrow, First, the last thing he expected to find was love and forgiveness. But that November night in 2004 changed the 20-year-old’s life forever. In 2004, Aguilar, a native of El Salvador, who at age 10 came to live with his father in the U.S. as a legal resident, found himself without a place to live and moved in with some young men in Tulsa who were involved in...

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A New Chapter begins
Apr14

A New Chapter begins

TULSA—Alex Himaya might be called a modern-day circuit riding preacher. The only difference is his mode of transportation is video rather than a horse, and his congregations all hear his message at the same time. But just as circuit riding preachers in the American frontier changed the style and tone of this country’s religion, so is Himaya’s vision changing the scope of ministry in the Tulsa area. Himaya became pastor of Broken...

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Longtime Hispanic department becomes church
Feb24

Longtime Hispanic department becomes church

One of Oklahoma City’s oldest and best-known Hispanic ministries is now a self-standing church. Iglesia Bautista Hispana Jesus es el Camino (Jesus is the Way Baptist Church), which has been one of the most active departments at Oklahoma City, Exchange Avenue, was constituted as a church Feb. 16. Pastor of the new church is Mario Zamarron, who has served as associate pastor of Exchange Avenue and pastor of the Hispanic congregation...

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SEC Speaker: Jackson sees ‘New Beginnings’
Jan06

SEC Speaker: Jackson sees ‘New Beginnings’

Paint a picture of a church planter, and it would look something like K.J. Jackson, the pastor of a seven-year-old church plant, Tulsa, New Beginnings. The church started three new works in 2013—in North Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Muskogee—a church in Sand Springs two years ago, as well as a Hispanic congregation, and is helping a church plant in Lawton. “The best form of evangelism is new works,” emphasized Jackson, whose north side...

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