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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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SMO helps church planters to multiply
Sep10

SMO helps church planters to multiply

  SAND SPRINGS—Rusty Gunn opened the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering (SMO) promotional video, dispelling the misnomer that all people in Oklahoma have heard the Gospel. As a church planter and pastor of Sand Springs, Church That Matters, Gunn is aware that there are many in his area who to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ for the first time. “There are 27,000 people in our zip code, and less than 10 percent of them are engaged...

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SMO helps MVPs lead Okla. Baptist churches
Sep06

SMO helps MVPs lead Okla. Baptist churches

  TULSA—A church sanctuary appears with scenes focused on the pews, stained glass windows, piano and a hymnal opened to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” At first, LeRon West, pastor of Tulsa, Gilcrease Heights, speaks as a voiceover, and then he appears in the video promoting the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering (SMO). “The call on your life, first as a Christian and then as a minister, has precedence over everything,” West said. He...

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Wohlgemuth’s OSU career highlighted in Oklahoman
Aug25

Wohlgemuth’s OSU career highlighted in Oklahoman

Berry Tramel may be one of the most read columnists in the state of Oklahoma. Most sports fans in the state hold an opinion about Tramel, and sometimes it is not a positive one. Either way, Tramel still sells a lot of papers for The Oklahoman. But when the longtime sportswriter decided to do an article in late July on John Wohlgemuth, the new pastor of Edmond, Henderson Hills, that could be considered news itself. Why did Tramel...

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Relationships matter to new OBU men’s basketball coach
Aug11

Relationships matter to new OBU men’s basketball coach

SHAWNEE—Life can be about relationships. The common phrase “it’s all about who you know” does not have to mean getting breaks in life because of connections with certain people. It could mean who you know defines who you are. For Jason Eaker, he is grateful for the relationships he has with family and friends who have supported him throughout his life. More importantly, he is thankful for the relationship with Who he knows, Jesus....

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