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Mission in Medford revitalizes church, town
May12

Mission in Medford revitalizes church, town

MEDFORD—When you have just about as many volunteers turn out for a city-wide clean-up project as your average Sunday worship attendance, it’s bound to revitalize your congregation. And, in fact, that was the whole idea behind ReVitalize Weekend, May 1-2 in this town of just more than 1,000 in Cherokee Strip Association as members of Medford, First led Mission in Medford (MnM), the first of what the association’s director of missions,...

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Year later, ‘Where Was God?’ still making impact
May12

Year later, ‘Where Was God?’ still making impact

It has been one year since the premiere of the documentary “Where Was God?” at the Moore Warren Theatre May 16, 2014. The award-winning film, which featured the Baptist General of Oklahoma’s disaster relief director Sam Porter, continues to make an impact. The documentary that follows the lives of several families and individuals who were impacted by the May 20, 2013 tornado that struck the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, has...

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Oklahoma Baptists prepared 6,950 meals to storm victims
May11

Oklahoma Baptists prepared 6,950 meals to storm victims

OKLAHOMA CITY—Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief officials are continuing to receive requests for assistance related to the May 6 tornadoes in Central Oklahoma. According to Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief official Dave Karr, Oklahoma volunteers also had prepared 6,950 hot meals served to those affected by the storms as of May 10. Also as of May 10, volunteers had completed 22 chain saw jobs (removing...

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Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief responding to storm damage in Bridge Creek, other areas
May07

Oklahoma Baptists Disaster Relief responding to storm damage in Bridge Creek, other areas

BRIDGE CREEK –As the May 6 storms devastated large parts of Central Oklahoma, volunteers with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief teams immediately responded to needs. According to BGCO disaster relief director, Sam Porter, the BGCO trained relief volunteers are serving among some of the hardest-hit areas, including Bridge Creek, which is in close proximity to where the BGCO’s Mobile Command Center is...

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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Teams Assess Storm Damage, Prepare to Serve
May06

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Teams Assess Storm Damage, Prepare to Serve

NORMAN–Trained storm damage assessment teams with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) disaster relief operation immediately surveyed storm-affected areas on May 6.   According to BGCO disaster relief director, Sam Porter, teams are assessing damage in Norman, Southwest Oklahoma City, Bridge Creek, Newcastle and other areas affected by the tornadic storms.   “Our disaster relief volunteer assessors...

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Rewired 2015: MASK
May06

Rewired 2015: MASK

Rain does not dampen spiritual emphasis of 2015 men’s conference DAVIS—Rainy and muddy conditions did not deter or dampen the spirits of the 2,600 men who attended the seventh annual Men’s Rewired Conference at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, April 24-25. Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministry specialist, even believes that through the weekend, Men’s Rewired “turned the corner spiritually.” “I believe we experienced a...

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