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Showers of blessings
May26

Showers of blessings

Altus, Martha Road sees explosive growth in Sunday School ALTUS—For more than two years, Kevin Baker, pastor of Altus, Martha Road, and other leaders have been praying fervently for God to send rain. Only in recent weeks has the drought-affected area seen abundant rain, which they view as a direct answer to prayer. The church, however, has experienced a spiritual downpour through Sunday School growth during those same two years. Baker...

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Impromptu prayer meeting uplifts BGCO board meeting
May26

Impromptu prayer meeting uplifts BGCO board meeting

Most board of directors meetings for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) usually go as planned. There are the different committee meetings that convene in the morning to hash out reports and any action that should be brought to the attention of all board members when they meet in a plenary session.  Not much is caught by surprise once the afternoon plenary session begins. On May 19, the BGCO board members found...

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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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BGCO Announces New Conference Centers Director
May24

BGCO Announces New Conference Centers Director

  The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) today announced Jason Langley as its incoming BGCO Conference Centers Director. Langley, who currently serves as senior pastor of Mannford, Lakeside, immediately follows James Swain, who recently was named Equipping Team Leader for the BGCO. Anthony L. Jordan, BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer said, “We are so pleased to welcome Jason Langley as the new Conference Centers...

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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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