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From simple start, OKC, Vietnamese a ‘vibrant’ church after 20 years
Dec16

From simple start, OKC, Vietnamese a ‘vibrant’ church after 20 years

In 1994, a group of eight Vietnamese people, led by David and Judy Vu, approached Anthony Jordan, then pastor of Oklahoma City, Northwest, about Jordan’s church providing leadership support and a place to worship. Now the executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), Jordan recalls that time they met with him. “When this group came to see me, they said to me, ‘We are going to fast and pray...

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Ada, Trinity hosts 300 at foster family dinner
Dec16

Ada, Trinity hosts 300 at foster family dinner

ADA—Members of Ada, Trinity are very active in their community, but especially so during the time leading up to the celebration of the birth of Christ. “One of the most important and amazing things we do in our community is a ministry to foster families in Pontotoc County,” said Pastor Rusty Fuller, referring to the church’s 10-year history of providing a dinner and gifts at Christmas time to foster children and the...

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SEC features special women’s session
Dec16

SEC features special women’s session

There is something for everyone at the 2015 State Evangelism Conference, including a special session geared towards women on Tue., Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. through lunch. The morning session will be at Del City, First Southern and will follow a similar pattern as last year, with shorter testimonies and equipping learning opportunities. The morning session is open to anyone and will be in the worship center at the church. These equipping...

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Giving at Christmas
Dec08

Giving at Christmas

Giving Tuesday has become an annual tradition the last few years. On the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and at the start of the Christmas season, Giving Tuesday was founded as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. For Christians, though, the act of giving to those in need should be observed throughout the season of Christmas and beyond. “I like the idea of ‘Giving...

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Know your Oklahoma Baptists: Bob Green
Dec08

Know your Oklahoma Baptists: Bob Green

The following article is the first of a series about Oklahoma Baptists from around the state who have led and served in various ways. • Name: Bob Green • Position: Recently retired after 40 years as senior pastor of Broken Arrow, Arrow Heights • Family: Bob and his wife Margaret have three grown children and 7 grandchildren. •Convention involvement: He served as president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) in 2004...

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Women leaders invited to annual ‘Embrace’ retreat
Dec08

Women leaders invited to annual ‘Embrace’ retreat

Are you the women’s ministry or Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) leader of your church? Would you like to network with other leaders who share your passion for reaching women? If so, don’t miss the upcoming Embrace Retreat Jan. 9-10. This annual weekend retreat is changing venues in 2015 to accommodate the growing number of women in the Tulsa area and provide additional space for attendees. Tulakogee Conference Center in Wagoner is the...

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