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Spencer Tillman talks on impacting others
Apr28

Spencer Tillman talks on impacting others

EDITOR’S NOTE—The following article originally ran in the March 14, 2015 edition of the Biblical Recorder, “News Journal of North Carolina Baptists.” Roman Gabriel is an evangelist and motivational speaker who hosts Sold Out Sports Talk Radio. Visit his website, soldouttv.com. As an All-American running back for the University of Oklahoma, Spencer Tillman was the captain of the National Championship team in 1985. After that, he was...

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Falls Creek Spring Retreat: A life-changing event
Apr20

Falls Creek Spring Retreat: A life-changing event

Falls Creek Spring Retreat impacts young adults DAVIS—“God, do something this weekend that we can never forget,” was Cris Lowery’s prayer as nearly 700 young adults, ages 18-24, converged at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, April 10-12, for the Falls Creek Spring Retreat. “Our hope for the weekend was for a quality event that would bring people from around the state together to be spiritually challenged,” said Lowery who serves...

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Green trims White in OBU spring football game
Apr20

Green trims White in OBU spring football game

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) put its passing attack on display Saturday as Green trimmed White 14-10 in the Spring Game. Dueling quarterbacks Blake Woodard and Dezmond Stegall showed some deep ball strength, throwing for long scoring plays. “Guys we needed to see make plays on both sides of the ball made plays today,” said OBU Head Coach Chris Jensen. “Overall, it was a good game. The defenses made some big interceptions...

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Former major leaguers share Christ in Peru
Apr14

Former major leaguers share Christ in Peru

LIMA, Peru (BP)— In late 2009, International Mission Board missionaries Tim and Joy Mitchell, from Georgia, could hardly foresee what God was up to when asked one simple question at a Florida missions conference: “Do they play baseball in Peru?” Tim didn’t know the answer right away, but when he returned home to Lima, he started making contacts. He got acquainted with Peru’s baseball federation, which hosts a league for young players...

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Utah Jazz’s Hayward plays for ‘glory of God’
Apr06

Utah Jazz’s Hayward plays for ‘glory of God’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article first appeared in the March 5 edition of The Alabama Baptist. Had he made it, it would have been his biggest thrill in basketball. Gordon Hayward’s desperation half-court shot at the buzzer of the 2010 NCAA national championship game against Duke University hit the backboard and rim, leaving Butler University three points shy of one of college basketball’s most shocking title game conclusions. “It was a fun...

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OBU introduces Quinn Wooldridge as Bison’s 19th men’s basketball head coach
Mar31

OBU introduces Quinn Wooldridge as Bison’s 19th men’s basketball head coach

SHAWNEE—A 1999 OBU graduate and 2012 OBU Hall of Fame inductee, Wooldridge played all four years as a Bison, finishing his career as the all-time leader in games played and third all-time in career scoring with 1,886 points. He also owns OBU’s season and career records for made and attempted three-pointers. “I was here as a player under Coach Hoffman and came back and worked under Coach Tolin. Right now I feel like I’m walking in the...

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