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Drew Brees believes and follows Christ
Oct13

Drew Brees believes and follows Christ

At the time of publication of this edition of the Messenger, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was 201 passing yards away from surpassing Brett Farve and Peyton Manning as the NFL’s leader in career passing yards. More than likely, he accomplished the task against the Washington Redskins on Mon. night, Oct. 8. Earlier this season, Brees passed Farve to become the NFL’s all-time leader in completions. He already holds many NFL...

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Former OU basketball players encourage Caleb
Sep29

Former OU basketball players encourage Caleb

NEWCASTLE—Caleb and Clayton Freeman are avid sports fans and especially love basketball. They both attended basketball camps at the University of Oklahoma (OU). A couple of years ago, during camp at OU, Clayton, 15, approached All-American and current NBA player Buddy Hield, asking him if he could help both him and his brother with shooting techniques. Hield was willing to meet with them sometime and gave Clayton his cellphone number....

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BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek
Sep24

BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek

DAVIS—Members of the Board of Directors of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) met at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center Sept. 10-11 for their final board meeting of 2018. Many board meeting reports shared success involving Oklahoma Baptists this year, as well as some elements of preparation for 2019. /// Falls Creek reports record-high summer attendance, future safety measures Falls Creek reported more than 59,000...

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The Call Conference helps students understand call to ministry
Sep19

The Call Conference helps students understand call to ministry

SHAWNEE—The Call Conference serves as an opportunity to clarify any questions that students may have about answering the call to ministry. On Aug. 25, 358 people, representing 65 churches, attended the conference organized by the student ministry group of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) was the setting of sessions and breakout meetings designed to encourage and instruct young people...

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Caleb comes home: Freeman family and church celebrate his progress
Sep17

Caleb comes home: Freeman family and church celebrate his progress

  NEWCASTLE—Caleb Freeman has returned home. News spread throughout the Oklahoma City area and beyond when the son of Newcastle, First’s pastor Jeremy Freeman made his Aug. 26 appearance in his home church. Caleb experienced an acute brain injury from a December 2017 car accident in Norman. The Baptist Messenger, as well as other news outlets and especially social media, reported updates on his condition, which included stops at the...

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