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SBC Annual Meeting promotes ‘Great Awakening’
Jun22

SBC Annual Meeting promotes ‘Great Awakening’

COLUMBUS, Ohio—More than 5,400 messengers, 113 from Oklahoma, registered for the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, June 16-17. The meeting’s theme was “Great Awakening: Clear Agreement, Visible Union, Extraordinary Prayer,” which was strongly emphasized by SBC President Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Springdale, Ark., Cross Church, and the rest of the SBC officers. The...

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Falls Creek calls off camp for June 22-26
Jun18

Falls Creek calls off camp for June 22-26

DAVIS, Okla.–Officials with Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center near Davis, Oklahoma, announced this evening that its camp for the week of June 22-26, will not take place due to continued infrastructure challenges. “We regret to announce that we are unable to conduct camp for week 4 of Falls Creek. This decision is due to infrastructure limitations caused by historic recent flooding in the area, which has hampered our...

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Falls Creek Initiates Early Release of Camp
Jun18

Falls Creek Initiates Early Release of Camp

FALLS CREEK, Oklahoma–In response to infrastructure challenges from the massive rainfall in the area, Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center today announced that campers will be released early from Week 3 of Falls Creek. Brian Hobbs, spokesman for Falls Creek said, “Our leaders have carefully surveyed the campgrounds. Although Falls Creek waters are receding and facilities have been unaffected, the rising Washita River is affecting our...

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SBC resolutions on key issues pull broad consensus
Jun17

SBC resolutions on key issues pull broad consensus

EDITOR’S NOTE: The full text of the resolutions adopted during the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting follows this story. COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — Messengers to the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention adopted nine resolutions — some on culturally divisive issues — with almost no opposition. All the resolutions offered in the Tuesday afternoon session (June 16) at the SBC’s meeting gained passage by...

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Floyd & former SBC presidents take marriage stance
Jun17

Floyd & former SBC presidents take marriage stance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — The current and 16 former Southern Baptist Convention presidents released a statement on biblical marriage and the national implications of same-sex marriage in a June 17 news conference prior to the concluding sessions of the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. A Baptist Press news story on the statement and the news conference, moderated by SBC President Ronnie Floyd, is in process. The full statement...

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PHOTOS: 2015 SBC Annual Meeting
Jun16

PHOTOS: 2015 SBC Annual Meeting

COLUMBUS, OH–The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is taking place in Columbus, Ohio, June 16-17. It was preceded by the SBC Pastors’ Conference and other events. The following photo page provides highlights from the meeting, as well as Oklahomans attending the meeting.

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