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Coach Richt offers the Word of God to his team
Oct14

Coach Richt offers the Word of God to his team

“…you won the big one when you accepted Christ. And now that you’re teaching these guys and ministering to them, I think it’s just fantastic.” This is a line Mark Richt said in the movie “Facing the Giants,” a faith-based film about a high school coach who overcomes adversity to lead his football team to an unexpected successful season. In his cameo appearance, Richt commends the coach for the team’s success, but he also praises the...

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Pastors’ Conference speakers to bring charge to ‘Get Him Up!’
Oct11

Pastors’ Conference speakers to bring charge to ‘Get Him Up!’

A mixture of in-state pastors and national Southern Baptist preachers make up the list of speakers for the 2016 Pastors’ Conference, Nov. 14, at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. Mark Walters serves as president of the Pastor’s Conference and emphasized how the conference’s theme relates to the speakers’ messages “We have a lineup of pastors who are going to be preaching the theme ‘Get Him Up,’ out of John 12:32, ‘If I be lifted up, I...

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Kelly, Pace teach on Malachi at OBC
Oct10

Kelly, Pace teach on Malachi at OBC

DAVIS—Approximately 60 pastors and church leaders attended the Oklahoma Bible Conference (OBC) at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, Sept. 26-28. This year’s OBC focused on the book of Malachi, which will be the emphasis for the January Bible Study for Oklahoma Baptists. Bobby Kelly and Scott Pace, Bible professors at Oklahoma Baptist University, were the OBC instructors who were well received. Brett Selby, pastoral leadership...

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Upward Sports founder McCasland says sports can impact the world for Christ
Oct06

Upward Sports founder McCasland says sports can impact the world for Christ

Visit one of approximately 2,000 churches across the country on a Saturday during the fall and winter, and you will see just a sample of more than half a million boys and girls who are participating in organized sports. They, along with the family members and friends who are in the stands, will be hearing a Bible message at halftime of their contest. These young athletes and cheerleaders also will be spiritually mentored by their...

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Alex awakens, as church sees revival through emphasis on kids
Oct05

Alex awakens, as church sees revival through emphasis on kids

ALEX—The town of Alex is in Grady County, has a population of 550 and was named after an early settler named William Vinson Alexander. Those who want to “fit in” pronounce the town’s name as “Al-ick.” Tim Carr recently became pastor at Alex, First Southern, and the church members were eager to reach their community for Christ. They decided an effective way to reach families is through connecting with the children. Carr invited Mike...

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