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A Thanksgiving ‘home going’ for Lyle Garlow
Dec05

A Thanksgiving ‘home going’ for Lyle Garlow

Thanksgiving 2016 will be memorable for the family of Lyle Garlow. The former associate executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) died Nov. 24, Thanksgiving evening. He was 89. For 35 years (1957-92), Garlow worked at the BGCO, serving first in the Religious Education Department and then his last 21 years as associate executive director. He held positions of program director at Falls Creek youth summer...

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Speakers focused on Jesus at Pastors’ Conference
Nov21

Speakers focused on Jesus at Pastors’ Conference

With the theme “Get Him Up,” the 2016 Pastors’ Conference elevated Jesus, as the seven speakers made an emphasis on Jesus being the focal point of their messages. Many attended the two sessions on Mon., Nov. 14, at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. Rusty McMullen, pastor of Sayre, First, led off the Pastors’ Conference, speaking from 2 Cor. 4:1-7 and sharing how he experienced a time of discouragement in his preaching ministry. He met...

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LA Rams Coach Fisher shares he ‘accepted the Lord’
Nov04

LA Rams Coach Fisher shares he ‘accepted the Lord’

Jeff Fisher recalls a bad experience he had in a Catholic mass as a young boy sitting with a friend. “I was sitting at church, and we happened to be playing with the sunlight that was coming down from the stained glass window, and the monsignor came down to the pew and grabbed (Fisher and a friend) by our neck collars and said, ‘I’ll deal with you,’” the Los Angeles Rams head coach remembers. In August, Fisher recorded an I Am Second...

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Grandfield HS football coach inspires on & off the field
Oct28

Grandfield HS football coach inspires on & off the field

GRANDFIELD—The night featured perfect football weather. The Grandfield Bearcats were hosting the Tipton Tigers in a major Class C battle, Oct. 14, as Grandfield was undefeated and Tipton had only one loss entering that Friday night contest. Tipton was the better team that night. The Tigers won 52-6 over the Bearcats, who only fielded 10 players for the eight-man matchup. Even though Coach William Dickey’s squad was overmatched due to...

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NW Classen sees support from churches, community
Oct21

NW Classen sees support from churches, community

A few weeks ago, The Baptist Messenger featured a story about Oklahoma City, Cherokee Hills adopting the Putnam City High School football team. The purpose was for the church to find a way to make an impact on its surrounding community. In another area of Oklahoma City, Northwest Classen High School, one of the oldest and largest schools in the metro area, is experiencing the impact of multiple churches who are rallying around the...

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