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‘Mr. Oklahoma Baptist History’ passes away at 101
Feb04

‘Mr. Oklahoma Baptist History’ passes away at 101

Jesse Marvin (J.M.) Gaskin, founding member of the Oklahoma Baptist Historical Society—an auxiliary of the Oklahoma Baptist Historical Commission—and Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) historical secretary for 45 years (1953-1998), passed away at the age of 101 Jan. 8 following a brief illness. Born on Aug. 30, 1917, near Spiro, the native of Bokoshe was raised a Methodist, but during a Southern Baptist revival, felt the...

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God directs chaplain ministry to the hurting in Houston
Oct08

God directs chaplain ministry to the hurting in Houston

HOUSTON—Lisa slumped down into a welcomed chair after a five-mile walk to Spring, Texas, First. Her legs quivered as she sat after the long trek, and her feet throbbed in the Harley Davidson boots she was wearing. Little did she know that, in a few minutes, God would send relief for both her hurting feet and her hurting heart in the form of a slender angel of mercy wearing a bright yellow T-shirt. Larry J. Moore, Oklahoma Disaster...

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God directs chaplain ministry to the hurting in Houston
Sep21

God directs chaplain ministry to the hurting in Houston

HOUSTON—Lisa slumped down into a welcomed chair after a five-mile walk to Spring, Texas, First. Her legs quivered as she sat after the long trek, and her feet throbbed in the Harley Davidson boots she was wearing. Little did she know that, in a few minutes, God would send relief for both her hurting feet and her hurting heart in the form of a slender angel of mercy wearing a bright yellow T-shirt. Larry J. Moore, Oklahoma Disaster...

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Harvey victim ministered to by Oklahoma DR Chaplain in Houston
Sep18

Harvey victim ministered to by Oklahoma DR Chaplain in Houston

HOUSTON—Postal carriers are famous for their tenacity when it comes to delivering mail and packages every day, clinging to the mantra of “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Yet, an unnamed carrier in Houston took that creed to a higher level recently when he helped deliver help and hope to an elderly widow whose rented home had been inundated...

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DR TEaM Center dream becoming reality
Mar13

DR TEaM Center dream becoming reality

Almost 44 years after the birth of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) disaster relief (DR) ministry in 1973, DR Director Sam Porter’s dream of an all-encompassing training, equipping and mobilization (TEaM) center is nearing reality on a windy hill about eight miles southeast of Okarche. Porter, who became the BGCO’s DR director in 1998, expects the TEaM Center to be functional soon, thanks to a successful fund...

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