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Tulsa gets a ‘New Beginning’
Aug27

Tulsa gets a ‘New Beginning’

TULSA—Although K.J. Jackson was born, raised, educated and employed in California, it was pretty obvious God had a work for him to do in Oklahoma—and connections to bring him here. After graduating from the University of San Diego, where he met his wife, who was from Tulsa, Jackson and Kimberly settled in San Luis Obispo, where Jackson was employed in sales and marketing and was bivocational children/family pastor at First Church...

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MKs prepare for college during re-entry retreat at Falls Creek
Aug20

MKs prepare for college during re-entry retreat at Falls Creek

DAVIS—Some 75 members of an unusual “family” gathered for a reunion of sorts Aug. 6-9 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, although most of them had never met one another. Missionary kids (MKs) returning to the United States to attend college gathered at this camp in the Arbuckle Mountains—most of them wide-eyed and nervous at first; a few anxious to renew acquaintances with old friends—to attend the MK Re-Entry Retreat. The...

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Experiencing Falls Creek
Jul08

Experiencing Falls Creek

Sights, sounds and spiritual impact at the largest youth camp in the world DAVIS—Falls Creek is a special place, and has been for 96 years. Every summer, thousands of young people come to the camp grounds in the Arbuckle Mountains where many life-changing decisions have been made. Though the surroundings have changed dramatically, from tent grounds to open-air tabernacle to enclosed tabernacle, the summer youth weeks at Falls Creek...

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Facility needed for disaster relief

>> by Alan Carlton,  Member, Tulsa, Parkview Recently, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Teams have been in the news. Their bright yellow shirts and caps are everywhere being the hands of Jesus to communities in need. You may not be aware that this year marks the 40th anniversary for Oklahoma Disaster Relief Teams, which has teams that have worked in Moore, Edmond, Little Axe, Shawnee, Wagoner County and New Jersey. In the past,...

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DR gifts surpass $3 million mark
Jun25

DR gifts surpass $3 million mark

The outpouring of love and support for Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (OKSBDR) efforts continues more than a month after devastating storms tore through central Oklahoma May 19-20. As prayers, calls, notes and letters of well-wishes have poured in, a more tangible evidence of the nation’s support evidenced itself Tue., June 18 when donations to OKSBDR surpassed the $3 million mark. Total gifts to the DR fund were...

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The Big Impact of Small: Jenks, First experiences explosive growth through small groups
Jun03

The Big Impact of Small: Jenks, First experiences explosive growth through small groups

JENKS—In a society that attempts to “super-size” almost everything—from retail stores to fast-food meals—it is easy to forget the power of “small.” One church in Jenks, however, has experienced the large power of small groups. Jenks, First, under the leadership of Pastor Rick Frie, has experienced explosive growth in the last seven years because of God’s favor and the church’s emphasis on Sunday School. “It’s a ‘God thing,’” said...

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