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New building rejuvenates congregation
Dec16

New building rejuvenates congregation

“When we needed The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma (BFO), the Foundation was there for us.” This was just one of the many good things Pastor Philip Jones of Del City, Sunnylane had to say about his church’s experience working with the BFO in the church building loan process. The loan process, no matter who the lender, is a tough one as most churches would agree. Sunnylane, however, had quite the obstacles to overcome during its loan...

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Disaster Relief: God’s people helping in time of need
Dec09

Disaster Relief: God’s people helping in time of need

“. . . God had us in the palm of His hand. He hadn’t forsaken us because He never does, and He answered the prayers of His people around the world (that night).” This heartfelt quote came from Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief (DR) Director Sam Porter, as he recounted the day after the last tornado in a series of destructive storms that tore through Oklahoma. On Sat., June 1, as Porter drove through the...

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Foundation loan helps breathe new life into congregation, community
Feb27

Foundation loan helps breathe new life into congregation, community

TULSA—The first steps into Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida could not have been anything short of a miracle for Pastor Raul Bermudez or for the church itself. From the outside, Nueva Vida, which in Spanish means “new life,” had its fair share of glitches. Looking at it, one would not know that is was the first Hispanic mission in Tulsa under the wing of Tulsa, Immanuel or that it was, and still is, the only Hispanic congregation to own its...

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