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Failure is not an option
Feb11

Failure is not an option

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a three-part series on a new project initiated by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Student Ministry offices, called Excellence in Youth Ministry (EiYM). This project is designed to encourage and unite youth pastors around a set of shared biblical values and the pursuit of personal and ministerial excellence. I asked her, “Have you ever been a part of a Bible study like this one.” She...

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Oklahoma Baptists respond to fire near Elk City

ELK CITY–Beckham-Mills Southern Baptist Disaster relief volunteers Jim and Estelline Coffey and Dennis Friesen from Elk City responded to a grass fire about five miles north of Elk City Monday afternoon, providing snacks and drinks to firefighters from more than 10 rural fire departments battling the blaze which threatened gas wells in the area. No homes were damaged in the fire, which began around 2:30 p.m., and was under...

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Three evangelism honors presented during SEC
Feb08

Three evangelism honors presented during SEC

DEL CITY—The State Evangelism Conference at Del City, First Southern, Jan. 25-26, featured three significant award presentations, emphasizing state evangelism work. Pastor Heath Tucker of Skiatook, First and his family were the recipients of the Fishers of Men Award Mon. evening, Jan. 25. His wife Randy and children Evan, Ali, Kathryn and newborn Gemma received the award for setting a strong pace, as a family, for others to follow,...

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TRUSTEES: New LifeWay location authorized
Feb05

TRUSTEES: New LifeWay location authorized

NASHVILLE (BP) — Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources authorized the purchase of land and construction of a new corporate headquarters in Nashville and elected new board officers. In their semiannual meeting, trustees approved a resolution to authorize LifeWay’s administration to purchase property in downtown Nashville for its future headquarters. “This property is not just a location — it’s a new...

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Dedicated & Debt Free!
Feb04

Dedicated & Debt Free!

Centennial Campaign pledges, gifts fund new Falls Creek facilities, retire Tabernacle debt DAVIS—Celebration, appreciation and thankfulness to God were the theme of the day Feb. 2 as Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board members, staff, donors and friends gathered at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center to celebrate “God Did It Through Us” in providing $55 million in improvements at the encampment. As the Board gathered...

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Lankford among three leaders honored for pro-life stance
Feb02

Lankford among three leaders honored for pro-life stance

WASHINGTON (BP)—Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), along with Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, presented awards to three pro-life leaders: Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), David Platt, and Charmaine Yoest for their tireless advocacy in support of the dignity of life. The awards were presented during the first Evangelicals for Life dinner at the Hyatt...

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