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‘Momentum’ motivates: Young adults live with eternal perspective
Sep20

‘Momentum’ motivates: Young adults live with eternal perspective

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Nearly 900 18-to-24 year olds gathered on Sept. 7 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs to gain momentum to live with eternal perspective as the school year began. Momentum is an event geared toward 18-to-24 year olds or, the “next generation,” where Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) from schools state-wide, along with church-based groups, gather for a night of corporate worship. Chad Coleman, BCM facility...

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Cookietown pastor, Ritter, serves 58 years at rural church
Jul23

Cookietown pastor, Ritter, serves 58 years at rural church

COOKIETOWN—Located 18 miles north of the Red River, between Lawton and Wichita Falls, is Cookietown, population of six. An unincorporated town, Cookietown also features Randlett, Union Valley, which can draw anywhere from 70 to 90 people on a Sunday morning, and is a bit of a modern Oklahoma marvel. Arbuary Ritter has been the pastor of Randlett, Union Valley for 58 years. Both he and the church have stood the test of time. “There is...

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Faces of Falls Creek: Cooke, other Falls Creek staff share testimonies
Jul12

Faces of Falls Creek: Cooke, other Falls Creek staff share testimonies

  DAVIS—As campers come and go on the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center campgrounds for eight weeks out of the summer, one group of people remains constant. That group is the Falls Creek summer staff. This group of college-age students work alongside Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma staff each summer to ensure that each camper who visits the hallowed campgrounds is presented with the Gospel and has the best camp experience...

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Disaster Relief serves Connecticut, Puerto Rico, Texas, Oklahoma
Jul09

Disaster Relief serves Connecticut, Puerto Rico, Texas, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) has worked across North America in the month of June, as far north as Connecticut, as southern as Texas and Puerto Rico and nearby in eastern Oklahoma. When late May tornadoes and microbursts wreaked havoc on communities in the northeastern United States, Oklahoma Baptists were there. For weeks, DR volunteers cleared large, downed trees from homes and roadways in a part of Connecticut that is...

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Caleb Freeman continues road to recovery
Jun29

Caleb Freeman continues road to recovery

OMAHA—Caleb Freeman is no stranger to overcoming circumstances that might quickly discourage the average person. Since his life changed due to injuries he sustained in a car wreck on Dec. 19, 2017, Caleb has overcome obstacle aft er obstacle, citing God’s healing hand for all victories along the way. The Baptist Messenger first printed a story about Caleb and his miraculous healing in the Jan. 25 print edition. On Jan. 15, Caleb was...

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