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Serving at Falls Creek satisfying lifetime mission for Lawton doctor
Jul21

Serving at Falls Creek satisfying lifetime mission for Lawton doctor

DAVIS—There’s nothing more satisfying than playing a part in seeing hundreds of people coming to know Jesus as their Savior. “Not many people realize that the first aid station at Falls Creek plays a significant role in that,” said Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center Director James Swain. And no one knows that better than Dan Horton, M.D., who has a family practice in Lawton. Horton has served as a doctor at Falls Creek...

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Governor goes to Falls Creek
Jul21

Governor goes to Falls Creek

DAVIS – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin paid a visit to the largest known Christian youth encampment on Wed., July 16. Fallin’s visit to the Falls Creek Conference Center is the first of an active governor since Brad Henry’s in 2006, and she is the third governor, along with Frank Keating, to visit in recent years. Anthony L. Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), gave Fallin a tour of...

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ReConnect impacting the local church
Jul16

ReConnect impacting the local church

What is the one thing your church could do that could have a dramatic impact on its entire congregation? Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Sunday School Specialist Bob Mayfield had a ready response when asked that question. “Of all the things a church could do that could have a positive and substantial impact on the local church, I think it would have to be an investment in the equipping and training of the Sunday School...

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Davis’ summer job leads to Malawi ministry
Jul16

Davis’ summer job leads to Malawi ministry

DAVIS—Countless stories are told about people who made a decision at Falls Creek to serve in missions. Most of these decisions are made by students. For Michael Davis, such a decision happened after working seven years at the Christian camp. In 2008, Davis was hired by James Lankford, current Oklahoma U.S. Representative who previously served as Falls Creek program director. That year, the services were in the amphitheater while the...

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At 91, Walker keeps connecting people to Sunday School
Jul15

At 91, Walker keeps connecting people to Sunday School

MIAMI—Oklahoma Baptists are currently involved in the ReConnect Sunday School emphasis. This would not literally apply to Ed Walker, though, because for more than 60 years he has been “connecting” people to Sunday School, and he has not stopped. On July 19, Walker will be 91, and he could be considered the oldest, active Sunday School director, serving at Miami, First. He claimed his title in 1954, when he approached Pastor Weldon...

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Fingerprints of Faith
Jul09

Fingerprints of Faith

DAVIS—A mountaintop experience is expected in the valley of Price’s Falls, where thousands of students and adults gather to worship an audience of One. By the end of week four, 3,248 total decisions had been recorded (1,191 of those being professions of faith). Falls Creek staff rejoice with each decision. Todd Sanders, Falls Creek program associate, recognizes the working power of the Gospel. “The power of the Gospel to change lives...

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