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Missions & ministry: OKC, Quail Springs to host ‘MedAdvance’ medical missions training conference in 2019
Dec22

Missions & ministry: OKC, Quail Springs to host ‘MedAdvance’ medical missions training conference in 2019

  MedAdvance is coming to Oklahoma City, Quail Springs July 18-20, 2019. MedAdvance is an event that the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB) conducts yearly to equip medical professionals with evangelism strategy for mission work. Rebekah Naylor, a decorated surgeon and longtime IMB missionary, is the physician in charge of organizing the conference. Last year, Hance Dilbeck, Baptist General Convention...

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Caleb Freeman, 365 days later
Dec19

Caleb Freeman, 365 days later

  NEWCASTLE—It has been a year since Caleb Freeman’s life was changed after being in a car accident with his younger brother, Clayton. The two were on their way to a University of Oklahoma basketball game on Dec. 19, 2017 when they were hit by a semi-truck, injuring Caleb to the point where doctors were calling for a miracle. Now, 365 days later, Caleb is a walking and talking miracle. He spent the first half of the year in...

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Jen Bricker to speak at 2019 Rose Day Rally
Dec11

Jen Bricker to speak at 2019 Rose Day Rally

On Feb. 6, 2019 at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the 28th annual Rose Day will take place, as evangelicals and pro-life faithful flock to Oklahoma City to protect the lives of unborn babies. Jen Bricker, a pro-life advocate will be the featured speaker for the rally that takes place in the House Chamber inside the capitol building. Bricker is an acrobat and aerialist by trade. However, she is unique in the fact that she was born without...

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Oklahoma Baptist relief efforts provide hope to storm victims
Dec06

Oklahoma Baptist relief efforts provide hope to storm victims

GORE—On Fri. Nov. 30, two tornadoes hit northeastern Oklahoma, causing damage to several communities. Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) immediately responded by setting up a command center at the associational camp grounds, Tenkiller Baptist Assembly. According to Don Williams, Oklahoma Baptist DR state director, the first tornado touched down near the town of Gore and traveled for an estimated 50 miles, damaging Blackgum, First....

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Familiar face, new role: Andy Harrison to become Falls Creek Conference Center Director
Dec06

Familiar face, new role: Andy Harrison to become Falls Creek Conference Center Director

  DAVIS—Andy Harrison has served in many roles during his ministry career. From youth minister to student education specialist to Falls Creek program director, Harrison has done it all in student ministry. And in 2019, he will take on a new role that impacts students and countless others across the state and region, as leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced that Harrison will become the new...

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