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Changing seasons, keeping faith: Falls Creek, CrossTimbers host fall retreats
Nov01

Changing seasons, keeping faith: Falls Creek, CrossTimbers host fall retreats

DAVIS—Summer camps feature weeks full of fun activities, Bible studies, worship services, church group meetings and other scheduled functions from early morning to late night. This is a common occurrence for both Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center and CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp. However, not all meaningful experiences have to be of the summer variety. Falls Creek has offered its Fall Back Weekend for eight...

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OBU XC runner Crowson prepared for ministry
Oct27

OBU XC runner Crowson prepared for ministry

NEWALLA—God makes Himself known to His followers and prepares them for unexpected events. Nathan Crowson is a prime example. A senior cross country and track athlete at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), Crowson also serves as student pastor at Newalla, New Life. He has been at New Life for three months, after serving as student pastor at Shawnee, Hopewell for almost a year. A full-time OBU student, a student athlete, a youth pastor...

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Langston BCM has new look, drawing interest
Oct22

Langston BCM has new look, drawing interest

  LANGSTON—Major improvements at the Langston University Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) building have stirred up excitement around the college campus and in the nearby community. Since July, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) trained and equipped volunteers and other ministry leaders spent countless hours giving the BCM building a major makeover. Denny Freeman, collegiate ministries facilities specialist for the Baptist General...

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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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