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Sheldon honored as outgoing BGCO historical secretary; Nigh to succeed Sheldon
Mar26

Sheldon honored as outgoing BGCO historical secretary; Nigh to succeed Sheldon

Eli and Freida Sheldon were honored at a reception March 14 at the Baptist Building. Freida recently completed 14 years of service with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) with her final position being Eli’s ministry assistant. Eli announced his retirement as BGCO historical secretary this year. For eight years, Eli served as BGCO historical secretary, working closely with the Oklahoma Baptist Historical Commission. Many...

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Heralding ‘Hidden Harvest’
Mar23

Heralding ‘Hidden Harvest’

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few…” (Luke 10:2) The Church Planting Group of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) organized five meetings across different parts of the state in the last month. The meetings were called “Hidden Harvest: Reaching Oklahoma’s Unchurched.” The intention of the meetings were to bring awareness to Oklahoma Baptists of the urgent need for church planting. But this kind of church...

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Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29
Mar23

Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29

The website for Men’s Rewired describes the April 28-29 event at Falls Creek Conference Center as “one of the only conferences where you will see a biker, cowboy, hipster, gamer and businessman standing together in worship as the greater tribe of Christian men.” This year’s Men’s Rewired features a “big lineup with a lot of speakers,” as Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of...

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Pastors learn from expositors at Priority of Preaching
Mar19

Pastors learn from expositors at Priority of Preaching

The 2017 Priority of Preaching Conference featured four experienced expositors who had an impact on many pastors and church leaders across the state. On March 6-7, at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, the annual pastoral training event included among its speaking line-up Vern Charette, pastor of Yukon, Trinity; Don Wilton, senior pastor of Spartanburg, S.C., First; Tony Merida, pastor of Raleigh, N.C., Imago Dei Church; and Albert...

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BGCO Board has first meeting in 2017
Feb16

BGCO Board has first meeting in 2017

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board members met for the first time this year, Feb. 7, at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City. Incoming BGCO President Joe Ligon, pastor of Marlow, First, presided over the plenary session that featured reports from BGCO affiliates, committee reports and 10 approved recommendations. Anthony Jordan, BGCO executive director-treasurer, addressed the board, reflecting on 2016 and...

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