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2015 SEC poised to make impact

DEL CITY—The 2015 State Evangelism Conference (SEC), hosted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), will be held Jan. 26-27 at Del City, First Southern.

Featured speakers include Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse; Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York and author of several books including Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire; and John Avant, pastor of Concord, First in Knoxville, Tenn., among others.

Mike Napier, BGCO’s personal evangelism specialist, said, “The State Evangelism Conference will be a great time of equipping for the work of evangelism, encouraging the work of evangelism, and inspiration for the work of evangelism. This year, we will have two men who have been used by God in some amazing ways across North America and around the world. How often do we get to hear both Franklin Graham and Jim Cymbala in the same conference! These great speakers and other plans related to this event will equip Christians to share the Gospel in Oklahoma and around the world.”

Other speakers include Steve Gaines, Cordova, Tenn., Bellevue pastor; Thomas Hammond, Alpharetta, Ga., Alpharetta, First pastor; Steven Smith, vice president for student services and communications & professor of communication at Southwestern Seminary; Ken Weathersby, vice president for convention advancement of the Southern Baptist Convention; and Bobby Welch, associate executive director at the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

Leading into the SEC, the Oklahoma Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (OCCOSBE) will hold a morning session at Del City, First Southern. The program, which begins at 9 a.m. on Jan. 26 will include music from YoYo Collins, Sandy Stacy, Wayne and Norita Testerman, The Branches, Wendell Davis and Craig Stuke and messages from Mike Russell, Bobby Smith and Charlie Keim.

There will also be a Women’s Session from 9-11:45 a.m., Jan. 27 This session will provide short and equipping messages of God’s faithfulness and inspiring messages filled with hope.

There is no charge to attend the SEC 2015. For more information, visit


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