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Former NFL player is now a church planter
Dec15

Former NFL player is now a church planter

Eddie Williams knew early in his spiritual journey that he wanted to plant a church. What makes this an interesting concept is he was a professional football player, playing in the National Football League (NFL). Williams wrote about his journey in an article that was recently featured on The Gospel Coalition’s website titled “Why I left the NFL to plant a church.” Currently, he is serving at Bay City Church, which started meeting in...

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Former OBU pitcher, Hearn, named to Rangers’ 40-man roster
Dec08

Former OBU pitcher, Hearn, named to Rangers’ 40-man roster

  SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) baseball coach Bobby Cox may have his first player see Major League action next spring. Former Bison pitcher Taylor Hearn was named to the 40-man roster for the Texas Rangers ahead of preseason. “He is a fine young man, enjoyable to be around and coach,” Cox said about Hearn who was drafted from OBU in the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft to the Washington Nationals in the fifth round....

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Football helped McDaniel’s move to ministry
Nov17

Football helped McDaniel’s move to ministry

  FOREST PARK—Michael McDaniel referenced a hymn titled “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand,” when describing his time of playing football at the University of Oklahoma (OU). The first verse sings: “Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth unmoved can stand, Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God’s unchanging hand” A wide receiver for the Sooners, McDaniel played three seasons, 1993-96. He played for three different...

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Unity emphasized at Pastors’ Conference
Nov15

Unity emphasized at Pastors’ Conference

EDMOND—Five preachers brought the Word to the 2018 Pastors’ Conference at Edmond, First Nov. 12. As Walter Wilson, pastor of Lawton, Friendship, led as president of the Pastors’ Conference, racial unity was demonstrated among the speakers. “I think it was an awesome conference,” said Wilson, who also serves as African American ministry consultant for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. “You had to be here to see all the...

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The house two churches built
Nov12

The house two churches built

  Two Oklahoma City churches, Emmaus and Exchange Avenue, teamed up to help a family in need of a more secure living condition. The family of two adults and five children was living in a rundown house of about 700 square feet, according to Jim Lehew, associate pastor of Oklahoma City, Emmaus. Lehew said they learned about the family through a ministry of which members of Emmaus and Exchange Avenue participate, helping school-aged...

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