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OBU Selects Heath Thomas as University’s 16th President
Nov08

OBU Selects Heath Thomas as University’s 16th President

SHAWNEE—The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Board of Trustees voted Friday, Nov. 8, to select Heath Thomas as the University’s 16th president during its fall meeting on the OBU campus in Shawnee. Thomas currently serves at OBU as the dean of the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry and the associate vice president (AVP) for church relations. He will assume the role of president in January 2020. In addition to his duties as dean...

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Keahbone delivers OBU Chapel message Nov. 6
Nov07

Keahbone delivers OBU Chapel message Nov. 6

SHAWNEE—Mike Keahbone, senior pastor of Oklahoma City, Cherokee Hills, spoke during Oklahoma Baptist University’s (OBU) chapel Wed., Nov. 6. The service was in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Keahbone is a well-known pastor and speaker, having spoken at Falls Creek and many other venues. Keahbone delivered a message from Romans 12, where he reminded students and faculty of the importance of living out our...

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Shaddix, Dilbeck speak during OBU’s 2019 Fall Challenge chapel series
Aug21

Shaddix, Dilbeck speak during OBU’s 2019 Fall Challenge chapel series

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) kicked off its annual Fall Challenge chapel series Tuesday, Aug. 20. The first event took place immediately following The Walk. Fall Challenge is a part of Welcome Week, where new students are welcomed and orientated to life on campus. Additional services will be in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m....

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OBU welcomes more than 520 new students to Bison Hill
Aug19

OBU welcomes more than 520 new students to Bison Hill

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) welcomed more than 520 students to campus Saturday, Aug. 17, for the University’s annual Move-In Day. Current students, faculty and staff greeted a class of 451 first-time freshmen and 70 transfer students to campus. Move-in day is a beloved tradition on Bison Hill, a time where the OBU family shows the highest levels of hospitality to new students and their families. Cars pull up in front of...

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OBU Hosts Annual Pastors School, Equips Leaders with Insights on 1 Peter
Jul19

OBU Hosts Annual Pastors School, Equips Leaders with Insights on 1 Peter

SHAWNEE—Eighty-five pastors attended OBU’s 2019 Pastors’ School July 15-17, receiving encouragement, biblically sound teaching and tools to equip them to lead their churches more effectively. The pastors’ school exists to provide pastors with practical strategies for equipping the church. The event featured several keynote speakers and attendees were granted access to numerous breakout sessions along with free resources. The theme for...

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