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Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29
Mar23

Advancing Truth at Men’s Rewired: Falls Creek retreat appeals to men of all interests, April 28-29

The website for Men’s Rewired describes the April 28-29 event at Falls Creek Conference Center as “one of the only conferences where you will see a biker, cowboy, hipster, gamer and businessman standing together in worship as the greater tribe of Christian men.” This year’s Men’s Rewired features a “big lineup with a lot of speakers,” as Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of...

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Pastors learn from expositors at Priority of Preaching
Mar19

Pastors learn from expositors at Priority of Preaching

The 2017 Priority of Preaching Conference featured four experienced expositors who had an impact on many pastors and church leaders across the state. On March 6-7, at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, the annual pastoral training event included among its speaking line-up Vern Charette, pastor of Yukon, Trinity; Don Wilton, senior pastor of Spartanburg, S.C., First; Tony Merida, pastor of Raleigh, N.C., Imago Dei Church; and Albert...

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BGCO Board has first meeting in 2017
Feb16

BGCO Board has first meeting in 2017

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board members met for the first time this year, Feb. 7, at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City. Incoming BGCO President Joe Ligon, pastor of Marlow, First, presided over the plenary session that featured reports from BGCO affiliates, committee reports and 10 approved recommendations. Anthony Jordan, BGCO executive director-treasurer, addressed the board, reflecting on 2016 and...

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Upward Sports advances programs while advancing the Gospel
Feb11

Upward Sports advances programs while advancing the Gospel

DEL CITY—Colby Morris led two breakout sessions during the State Evangelism Conference (SEC), and the national Upward Sports representative shared how the popular Christian sports league for children and youth is expanding throughout 47 states and teaming up with more than 1,500 churches nationwide. Upward Sports is popular in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, but many church leaders across Oklahoma attended Morris’ breakout sessions...

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Discipline and dedication keys Brown’s swimming success
Feb04

Discipline and dedication keys Brown’s swimming success

Daniel Brown’s first experience of competitive swimming came when he was 8. He did not finish well. In fact, he said he was beaten by girls almost half his age. Ask Daniel’s father, Jim, or his high school swimming coach Linda Wiginton, and they both will say one of Daniel’s greatest strengths is his dedication and discipline. And Daniel’s dedication to swimming definitely was sparked when he was 8. “I wanted to beat out those...

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