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A new ‘Day’ for Capitol Ministries
Dec31

A new ‘Day’ for Capitol Ministries

  A Bible study and ministry to legislators at the Oklahoma State Capitol which has been led for the last six years by Doug Melton, pastor of Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, will make a transition in February 2019 to the leadership of Cheyne Day, son of the late Alan Day, former pastor of Edmond, First. In 2012 Capitol Ministries, a national ministry founded by Ralph Drollenger with the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ in...

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Boise City, First sees brokenness as opportunity for the Gospel
Dec03

Boise City, First sees brokenness as opportunity for the Gospel

  BOISE CITY—Legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado has created a boom in the so-called “cannabis tourism industry,” attracting people who flock to the state to use the drug. The Oklahoma panhandle, which shares a border with Colorado, has become a crossroads for people seeking the drug from Oklahoma and Texas. Boise City, a small panhandle town of 1,189 souls, had already dealt with decades of economic and demographic...

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Church plant adopts culture of foster care
Nov15

Church plant adopts culture of foster care

  MUSTANG—Mustang, The Well, now in their second year as a church plant with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, is currently meeting at Canyon Ridge Intermediate School in the Mustang School district. From a church planting perspective, the church is doing well. The congregation is averaging approximately 100 in weekly attendance, recently baptizing three new believers. Beyond church growth, the planters have also worked to...

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Lawton church plant begins new focus, local relationships
Oct18

Lawton church plant begins new focus, local relationships

  LAWTON—A former satellite location of Wichita Falls, Texas, First has made the transition from the venue of a Texas church to full-fledged Oklahoma church plant. The church, which meets in the Armed Service YMCA, 900 NW Cache Road, in Lawton, began the transition one year ago to become Lawton, Credence. As of this month, the church is now a church plant of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). Church Planting Pastor...

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Church plant multiplies ministry legacy in east Edmond
Oct11

Church plant multiplies ministry legacy in east Edmond

  EDMOND—The church plant East Edmond Community Church officially launched with 81 people present Sept. 30, meeting in the Hilton Garden Inn and Edmond Convention Center, located at I-35 and Covell Road. The plant is sponsored by nearby Edmond, Waterloo Road; Edmond, First and the Church Planting Group of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. The church plant team is led by two longtime friends, Ray Strauss and Aaron Day, son of...

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