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Q & A Focus: Matte to speak at State Evangelism Conference (Jan. 30)
Jan23

Q & A Focus: Matte to speak at State Evangelism Conference (Jan. 30)

The Baptist Messenger recently spoke with Pastor Gregg Matte of Houston, Texas, First. Matte will be the keynote speaker Jan. 30 at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC), and he offers a preview of his sermon, as well as his recent experiences in Houston with Hurricane Harvey aftermath and the Houston Astros winning the World Series. And he shares his personal approach to sharing the Gospel. Baptist Messenger: What do you...

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Oklahoma Baptist leader praises proposed pro-life law
Jan18

Oklahoma Baptist leader praises proposed pro-life law

OKLAHOMA CITY – Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, Executive Director-Treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) praised Senate Bill 1267, a bill filed at the legislature which would prevent Oklahoma taxpayer dollars from funding organizations that sell or traffic body parts and tissue of aborted babies. “Oklahoma Baptists have consistently supported policies that protect the unborn and that recognize the sanctity of all...

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Q&A Focus: Newton to speak at State Evangelism Conference (Jan. 29)
Jan18

Q&A Focus: Newton to speak at State Evangelism Conference (Jan. 29)

The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with Ed Newton, senior pastor at San Antonio, Texas, Community Bible, to talk about evangelism and the church. Newton, who is a well-known evangelist and perennial-favorite speaker during Falls Creek’s summer weeks, is scheduled to preach on Monday evening, Jan. 29, at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills (To view the SEC schedule, visit www.bgco.org/sec)....

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BGCO, CrossTimbers adds Gatton to staff
Jan15

BGCO, CrossTimbers adds Gatton to staff

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), which owns and operates CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp near Davis, recently announced Charlie Gatton has been hired as CrossTimbers program director and BGCO children’s ministry specialist. Gatton, who has been serving as Children’s Minister at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, since 2013, will begin work at the BGCO on Jan. 25. “We are thrilled to welcome someone of...

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King to speak at Rose Day Feb. 7: Baptists, Catholics unite for pro-life event
Jan11

King to speak at Rose Day Feb. 7: Baptists, Catholics unite for pro-life event

The annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally, which takes place inside the Oklahoma State Capitol each February, is less than a month away. The 2018 Rose Day, set for Feb. 7, will feature Alveda C. King, author, pro-life activist and niece of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. King will offer the keynote address in place of Kay Coles James, who was previously scheduled to speak at Rose Day. A sought-after speaker, King “serves as a...

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