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Prayer & Share
Feb03

Prayer & Share

2015 State Evangelism Conference highlights urgency to pray & share the Gospel Monday’s Session – January 26 DEL CITY—Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, and president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Organization, spoke before 3,500 people as he closed out the first day of the 2015 State Evangelism Conference Jan. 26 at Del City, First...

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A ‘New Paradigm’ for church planting
Jan27

A ‘New Paradigm’ for church planting

According to a 2010 report, an average of 60.1 percent of the population in Oklahoma is considered lost. In 1960, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) claimed one church for every 1,760 people.  By 2011, the ratio had fallen to one church for every 2,085 people in Oklahoma. “To keep up with population gains and dying churches, we have to plant 60 churches a year to maintain that average,” said Jim Brunk, BGCO interim...

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2015 SEC poised to make impact
Jan20

2015 SEC poised to make impact

DEL CITY—The 2015 State Evangelism Conference (SEC), hosted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), will be held Jan. 26-27 at Del City, First Southern. Featured speakers include Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse; Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York and author of several books including Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; and John Avant,...

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Embrace Retreat encourages ministry leaders
Jan20

Embrace Retreat encourages ministry leaders

WAGONER—More than 65 women’s missions and ministry leaders gathered for a weekend of leadership development, networking and personal retreat at the annual Embrace Retreat sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Women’s office, Jan. 9-10 at Tulakogee Conference Center. The theme, “Seasons of a Leader’s Life” focused on emerging leaders, active leaders and those entering a season of leaving a legacy. These stages...

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Senator Lankford Named Co-Chairman of Congressional Prayer Caucus
Jan15

Senator Lankford Named Co-Chairman of Congressional Prayer Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC— Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), Founder and Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, today named Senator James Lankford (R-OK) Co-Chairman of the Prayer Caucus. The Caucus works to protect the fundamental human right of religious freedom and guards the right of individuals to pray and practice their faith freely. This announcement comes the day before Religious Freedom Day, a time to recognize the important role of...

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