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Authentic Connections:  Ministers’ Wives Weekend
Oct13

Authentic Connections: Ministers’ Wives Weekend

EDMOND—Ministers’ wives from 50 churches across Oklahoma gathered Oct. 3-4 at Edmond, Henderson Hills for the 2014 Ministry Wives Weekend: “Honest Conversations, Authentic Connections.” The theme of travel, making connections and arriving at destinations was woven throughout the conference. Kelly King, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) women’s ministry specialist, said, “Our expectation is that we want...

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Retirees benefit through Mission:Dignity
Oct13

Retirees benefit through Mission:Dignity

BARTLESVILLE—Former state pastor/evangelist William E. (Bill) Spencer was bitten by the “writing bug” as a young man, and said he has started writing again at the robust age of 82. In fact, he had his first novel, The Thrilling Adventures of King David—a biography of the biblical king—published in July, and is working on a second book to be released in November. However, he knows sales of the book probably won’t send him...

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Know your Oklahoma Baptists: Ted Kersh
Oct06

Know your Oklahoma Baptists: Ted Kersh

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: Ted Kersh • Position: Pastor of Tulsa, South Tulsa since 2006. Ted previously served as pastor of Claremore, First, and Oklahoma City, Village. • Family: Ted and his wife, Jerri, met in high school. They married in 1970 and have three children, Paul, Micah and Rebekah. And as he says...

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See You at the Pole
Oct06

See You at the Pole

An estimated 3 million elementary through college Christian students gathered at flagpoles on campuses across the United States and many foreign countries Sept. 24 to pray for moral and spiritual awakening for their schools and communities. This year, See You at the Pole (SYATP) marked its 24th year. Many locations across Oklahoma hosted rallies the evening of SYATP. There were more than 20 associational rallies in Oklahoma this year....

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Church Retirement Plan has added benefits for ministers
Oct06

Church Retirement Plan has added benefits for ministers

Lula King’s husband, Doug, passed away on the operating table during heart surgery Oct. 29, 2013, at age 62. He had been the pastor at Goodwell in Panhandle Association (PBA) for exactly seven years. “Doug accepted God’s call late in life,” Lula said. “He said he felt called into the ministry while he was in high school, but he never really understood what that meant until quite later in life.” But, Doug King...

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Oklahoma Baptist Leader Comments on Supreme Court’s Marriage Conclusion
Oct06

Oklahoma Baptist Leader Comments on Supreme Court’s Marriage Conclusion

OKLAHOMA CITY–Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals related to marriage protection laws in Oklahoma and other states, Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) said the following: “It is truly a shame that the Courts of the land have gone against God’s Word, thousands of years of tradition pertaining to the meaning of marriage, as well as...

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