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Oklahoma Baptists give $500k to Moore Public Schools for 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High
Apr23

Oklahoma Baptists give $500k to Moore Public Schools for 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High

MOORE, Okla.–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief organization presented a $500,000 donation on Wednesday to the Moore Public Schools to build a 1,600-person storm shelter at a school in Moore. The BGCO, which has an ongoing involvement in the response and rebuilding after the May 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes, is designating the gift for Central Elementary School and Central Junior High School in Moore, both...

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Scriptural error abounds, but Christians promote, blast ‘Noah’
Mar29

Scriptural error abounds, but Christians promote, blast ‘Noah’

NASHVILLE (BP) — No one seems to be arguing whether Paramount Studios’ “Noah” is a factual representation of Scripture, as the filmmaker has admitted it is not, but Christians disagree whether the movie will advance the Lord’s Kingdom. Christian academia, pastors and movie critics laud the production as a tool to encourage dialogue about the Bible, while some caution that viewing the film might birth...

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BGCO Leader: Look for ways to help vulnerable citizens amid propane shortage
Jan31

BGCO Leader: Look for ways to help vulnerable citizens amid propane shortage

Dear Pastor, You may already be aware of the reported propane shortage in our state, relating to a price increase that could affect many in our state. The Governor’s office has underscored how this will cause many to struggle financially and affect their ability to heat their residences and so forth. I want to ask you to pray for the families this may hamper and be aware of needs in your area of those who may be in need. It’s times...

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40 Years of Disaster Relief
Nov14

40 Years of Disaster Relief

In November of 2013, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. We sat down with Laddie Adams (former Brotherhood Director for the BGCO) and Sam Porter (current Disaster Relief Director for the BGCO) and had them take us through the last 40 years. This is the story. Notated archival footage licensed through NBC Universal Archives. Disaster Relief...

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First Person: The moment of truth is coming
Sep05

First Person: The moment of truth is coming

>> by Kelly Boggs, Editor, La. Baptist Message ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—A moment of truth is rapidly approaching for those who believe homosexuality is an immoral, aberrant behavior. The choice will be whether to capitulate to a culture that asserts, without evidence, homosexuality is natural, normal and healthy, or to insist it is sinful and suffer consequences. The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Aug. 22 against a wedding...

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DR gifts surpass $3 million mark
Jun25

DR gifts surpass $3 million mark

The outpouring of love and support for Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (OKSBDR) efforts continues more than a month after devastating storms tore through central Oklahoma May 19-20. As prayers, calls, notes and letters of well-wishes have poured in, a more tangible evidence of the nation’s support evidenced itself Tue., June 18 when donations to OKSBDR surpassed the $3 million mark. Total gifts to the DR fund were...

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