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Hope can withstand the rain
Jun25

Hope can withstand the rain

On June 7, the Hope Pregnancy Centers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City hosted the 3rd Annual “Walk for Hope.” The event welcomed 250 walkers statewide who raised funds to provide a place of hope and guidance in unplanned pregnancies. Relying on the generosity of mall owners for a walking venue, Karen Alley, director of Hope Pregnancy Center Tulsa, saw a wave of supporters. “It was such a blessing to see people who love this ministry turn...

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Lifewize builds bridges with OBHC
Jun04

Lifewize builds bridges with OBHC

>> by Meagan Thomas Messenger Intern   Children cheering for abstinence and seeing the people of God bring hope and truth into the classroom is what’s happening within the Oklahoma City Public Schools through Lifewize, a program that teaches junior high and high school students to make good decisions in all aspects of life. Because students are responding positively to the program’s curriculum and volunteers, Lifewize and...

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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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Disaster Relief: Now Recruiting
Oct31

Disaster Relief: Now Recruiting

>> by Staff Sam Porter, Disaster Relief State Director for the BGCO, has traveled all over the world helping people and sharing the Gospel.  On Oct. 13, Porter was the keynote speaker at the Cherokee Strip Baptist Association Annual Meeting held at Ringwood, First. He spoke about the importance of Disaster Relief and how impressed he was with the Association’s mission vision.  He left right after his message to catch a flight to...

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Freeman opens BGCO Board meeting on emotional note
Oct03

Freeman opens BGCO Board meeting on emotional note

The September meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board of Directors began on an emotional note Sept. 24 as board member Jeremy Freeman, pastor of Newcastle, First, delivered a heartbreaking, but uplifting testimony—his first public speaking appearance since the loss of his 7-year-old son, Trey, Sept. 1 to a rare form of leukemia. Fighting back tears, Freeman, speaking three weeks after Trey’s funeral was held...

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Friendships soar at Camp Perfect Wings
Aug27

Friendships soar at Camp Perfect Wings

DAVIS—For the past seven summers, Tyler Price has been a buddy at Camp Perfect Wings. For the last six summers, he has been Peter’s buddy. “My first year I had a different buddy, but I got to know Peter that year. He’s a character,” said Price, who will be a junior this fall at University of Central Oklahoma. “The second year, I requested Peter because I thought he was a challenge, and I wanted to challenge my own self. Since then we...

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