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OBU Trustees approve budget, search committee elects officers
Mar18

OBU Trustees approve budget, search committee elects officers

Oklahoma Baptist University trustees approved the 2019-20 budget and faculty contracts while also conducting additional required business during their special called meeting Friday, March 15. Prior to the board meeting, the presidential search committee met to elect officers and make plans for the search process. In his state of the university report to the board, Interim President Pat Taylor expressed appreciation for the opportunity...

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Baptists spring into retreats at Falls Creek
Mar07

Baptists spring into retreats at Falls Creek

DAVIS—As spring months approach, Oklahoma Baptists prepare for one of the most highly anticipated months of the year. Each April, “College or not” 18-24 year olds, women and men gather for three weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center for a weekend that promises fellowship, revitalization and time focused on God. Already, 2019 looks to be a year like no other for all three retreats. /// Spring Retreat The first weekend in...

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Prayer service to be held for Shawnee baby with rare condition
Mar05

Prayer service to be held for Shawnee baby with rare condition

SHAWNEE—On Tues., Feb. 26 a Shawnee family took their five-month-old little girl to the hospital because she was experiencing cold and flu like symptoms. Now, however, they know that baby Opal’s condition is more serious than it had originally seemed. Josh and Gretchen Trimble, members of Bethel Acres, New Hope, were told their baby has a virus called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). It is a rare condition which affects the nervous...

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Venezuela pastor: church ‘opportunities increasing’
Feb25

Venezuela pastor: church ‘opportunities increasing’

VENEZUELA (BP) — Thousands of Venezuelans of all ages, across the entire nation, have marched on the streets in protest of the Nicolás Maduro regime. Scores were shot dead, more were beaten, hundreds rounded up and detained, according to media reports. As 2019 unfolds, the infrastructure continues a downward spiral, hyper-inflation has exceeded 1.5 million percent, food and medicine are increasingly difficult to acquire. And 3...

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10-year-old advances SBC ministry day
Feb25

10-year-old advances SBC ministry day

NASHVILLE (BP) — Zak McCullar was 9 years old when he knocked on a stranger’s door in Black Mountain, N.C., eager to tell her about Jesus. “I said we’re from Walker County in Alabama and we’re with Oteen Baptist Church and we want to invite you to church, and if there’s any questions ask me.” The trip was just a month after McCullar had stood among 9,000 messengers and guests at the Southern...

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