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King advocates for unborn: Alveda King inspires thousands at 27th Annual Rose Day rally
Feb15

King advocates for unborn: Alveda King inspires thousands at 27th Annual Rose Day rally

Alveda King, a woman who has fought for human and civil rights for most of her life, headlined the day that gave a voice to the voiceless—the unborn. Prior to the Rose Day Rally, pro-life advocates of all ages arrived with bushels of roses as soon as the Capitol doors opened. Rose Day attendees were encouraged to pass out roses to their state legislators to symbolize their stance in the pro-life movement. State Bill 1267 and House...

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Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact
Feb05

Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact

NORMAN—With expressions of joy heard that included  phrases like “Praise God!” and “Boomer Sooner,” leaders, supporters and alumni of the University of Oklahoma Baptist Collegiate Ministry (OU-BCM) gathered on Jan. 25 for a special ground-breaking ceremony. The event took place on the OU BCM property on campus in Norman, where the building will be constructed. “The new OU BCM building is an answer to prayer,” said Baptist General...

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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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Tulsa, theChurch.at Downtown booms with growth
Jan17

Tulsa, theChurch.at Downtown booms with growth

TULSA—Tulsa, theChurch.at Downtown began as a church plant in 2014 with just 250 members from other theChurch.at campuses. Those 250 people agreed to start something new in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the state of Oklahoma, which is quickly becoming a beacon of hope in what most would consider an otherwise hopeless part of Tulsa. TheChurch.at Downtown, in the heart of Tulsa, in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood calls a church...

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Expanding a tradition of service: Baptist Village Communities welcomes three new villages
Jan10

Expanding a tradition of service: Baptist Village Communities welcomes three new villages

Nov. 30, 2017 was a historic day for BVC. In a development unprecedented in BVC’s 60-year history, BVC welcomed three new Villages to its ministry in one day. The Villages were acquired from INTEGRIS Health. BVC added Baptist Village of Cordell, Baptist Village of Miami and Baptist Village Honey Creek, located in Grove. BVC president Bill Pierce said it is an exciting time for BVC, as the scope of ministry has increased from nine to...

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