MOORE—On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 12-13, messengers to the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma will gather at Moore, First. The theme for the event is “Connect,” as leaders will re-emphasize the importance of staying connected to Christ and with other believers through church and Sunday School.

“It’s always a blessing when Oklahoma Baptists come together,” said Anthony L. Jordan, BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer. “I am particularly enthused about this year’s annual meeting. Not only will we hear powerful preaching from Jim Shaddix and others, but we also will take care of some important business.”

“I am also thrilled that the Oklahoma Baptist Symphony will provide pre-session music Monday evening in honor of their 20th anniversary,” said Jordan.

On Monday evening, BGCO President Douglas O. Melton, pastor of Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, will bring the President’s Address. Jim Shaddix, who serves as pastor of Denver, Colo., Riverside, also will bring a message Monday evening.

On Tuesday, Messengers will hear various reports, including from the BGCO Board of Directors. Officer elections will take place on Tuesday, and Oklahoma Baptist University professor Bobby Kelly will deliver the annual sermon.

“Whether it is being challenged to re-energize our churches through Sunday School or hearing missions and ministry updates, messengers to the annual meeting will be blessed and challenged to walk even deeper with the Lord,” added Jordan, whose executive director-treasurer’s address is scheduled for Tuesday.

The Annual Meeting of the BGCO consists of messengers from cooperating churches, in accordance with the Convention’s constitutional requirements.  Church members interested in becoming a messenger should contact their local church office for information on the appropriate process to be elected as a messenger. Only registered messengers have voting privileges. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend all sessions of the Annual Meeting.

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