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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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Upward Sports advances programs while advancing the Gospel
Feb11

Upward Sports advances programs while advancing the Gospel

DEL CITY—Colby Morris led two breakout sessions during the State Evangelism Conference (SEC), and the national Upward Sports representative shared how the popular Christian sports league for children and youth is expanding throughout 47 states and teaming up with more than 1,500 churches nationwide. Upward Sports is popular in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, but many church leaders across Oklahoma attended Morris’ breakout sessions...

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Discipline and dedication keys Brown’s swimming success
Feb04

Discipline and dedication keys Brown’s swimming success

Daniel Brown’s first experience of competitive swimming came when he was 8. He did not finish well. In fact, he said he was beaten by girls almost half his age. Ask Daniel’s father, Jim, or his high school swimming coach Linda Wiginton, and they both will say one of Daniel’s greatest strengths is his dedication and discipline. And Daniel’s dedication to swimming definitely was sparked when he was 8. “I wanted to beat out those...

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Church helps solve 4-day school week issue
Jan30

Church helps solve 4-day school week issue

INDIAHOMA—School districts are being creative in facing budget concerns in Oklahoma. According to state sources, more than 100 Oklahoma school districts last year considered observing four-day school weeks or recently made the switch. Indiahoma, located 31 miles west of Lawton, implemented the four-day format last fall. As a small community with a population of less than 400 people, parents faced the decision of what to do each...

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Students respond to YEC 48-hour challenge to share Gospel
Jan23

Students respond to YEC 48-hour challenge to share Gospel

DAVIS—Students who attended the Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC), Jan. 15-16, were offered the opportunity to make a 48-hour pledge that would begin soon after the event, which met at Falls Creek Conference Center. The pledge, offered by YEC keynote speaker Greg Stier, involved sharing the Gospel with someone within 48 hours after YEC concluded. Stier, founder and president of Dare 2 Share Ministries, said he wanted students to have...

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