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Oklahoma Baptists to Take Leading Role in Flood Response
May25

Oklahoma Baptists to Take Leading Role in Flood Response

After massive flooding, which affected dozens of counties across Oklahoma with home damage and roads and bridges damage, Sam Porter, director of disaster relief for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced that the relief organization is enacting major plans toward flood recovery. Here are some of the ways Oklahoma Baptists will be involved in flood relief and recovery. Feeding Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief will...

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Driven to Serve
May19

Driven to Serve

OK Baptists serve school, communities after storms From hosting students from a flooded elementary school to feeding hungry victims of storm-ravaged areas, personally ministering to storm victims and cleaning up the debris left behind by those storms which generated tornadoes in Bridge Creek, Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma Southern Baptists have been busy since May 6. Del City, First Southern opened up its entire second floor of...

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Q&A: Is religious liberty in danger?
May19

Q&A: Is religious liberty in danger?

The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to discuss issues of religious liberty. Pruitt is a member of Broken Arrow, First. Messenger: Could you talk about the right to worship over and against the right to the free exercise of worship? Pruitt: This issue is equally a very important issue, not only currently, but in years ahead. When you look internationally, you look at history as compared...

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Oklahoma Baptists Surpass 10,000 Meals Prepared for Disaster Relief; Continue to Clear Debris
May12

Oklahoma Baptists Surpass 10,000 Meals Prepared for Disaster Relief; Continue to Clear Debris

Disaster Relief volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) continue to serve storm victims in Oklahoma. According to Dave Karr, an official with the BGCO disaster relief, as of Tuesday, May 12, more than 10,000 meals have been prepared by Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief workers in the wake of the May 6 storms.  On Monday alone, they prepared 2,350 meals and also completed six chain saw debris clean up jobs, as...

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Mission in Medford revitalizes church, town
May12

Mission in Medford revitalizes church, town

MEDFORD—When you have just about as many volunteers turn out for a city-wide clean-up project as your average Sunday worship attendance, it’s bound to revitalize your congregation. And, in fact, that was the whole idea behind ReVitalize Weekend, May 1-2 in this town of just more than 1,000 in Cherokee Strip Association as members of Medford, First led Mission in Medford (MnM), the first of what the association’s director of missions,...

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Year later, ‘Where Was God?’ still making impact
May12

Year later, ‘Where Was God?’ still making impact

It has been one year since the premiere of the documentary “Where Was God?” at the Moore Warren Theatre May 16, 2014. The award-winning film, which featured the Baptist General of Oklahoma’s disaster relief director Sam Porter, continues to make an impact. The documentary that follows the lives of several families and individuals who were impacted by the May 20, 2013 tornado that struck the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, has...

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