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Kay Cole James to headline 2018 Rose Day event
Dec11

Kay Cole James to headline 2018 Rose Day event

The annual Rose Day Pro-Life (Indoor) Rally, which takes place inside the Oklahoma State Capitol each February, is drawing near. The 2018 Rose Day, set for Feb. 7, will feature Kay Cole James, founder and president of The Gloucester Institute, an organization which trains and nurtures leaders in the African American community. Throughout her distinguished career, James has served in a number of roles on the local, state and federal...

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Angel Tree delivers comfort and joy to forgotten families
Dec04

Angel Tree delivers comfort and joy to forgotten families

MCALESTER—Each year as Christmas nears, trees with angel ornaments displaying children’s names fill church foyers and halls in many Oklahoma Baptist churches. These trees are Angel Trees. Angel Tree is a program of Prison Fellowship, founded in 1982, that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. In most cases, local church volunteers purchase and deliver gifts and the Gospel to children...

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Standing for life: Church resources offered for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 21)
Nov30

Standing for life: Church resources offered for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 21)

In the last year, Oklahoma has seen a sudden rise in the number of abortion facilities, going from two to four, with a fifth scheduled to open soon. Oklahoma Baptist pastors, however, are not taking this devastating news laying down, as many continue to speak up for the unborn, as the 2018 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SHLS) draws near. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee (ERLC) of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma,...

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Lawton ‘Evening of Unity’ bridges racial divide
Nov09

Lawton ‘Evening of Unity’ bridges racial divide

LAWTON—As scenes of racial division arise across the nation, one area of Oklahoma is rising up to show that churches offer the best path toward racial reconciliation. On Sunday evening, Oct. 29, in Lawton, multiple area churches came together for “An Evening of Unity,” a Christian worship event designed to bring Christians together. Joe Ligon, pastor of Marlow, First, was among those who helped plan the event. “The idea was actually...

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Falls Creek surveys: Cultural influence
Nov05

Falls Creek surveys: Cultural influence

Because of the large number of students on grounds at Falls Creek each summer, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma student ministry office takes the opportunity to survey several of them on various biblical and life issues. In the summer of 2017, just under 2,800 students participated in the surveys. This series of articles seeks to share some of the information gathered in those surveys and challenge churches and leaders to...

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Falls Creek surveys: 18 percent read Bible daily
Oct29

Falls Creek surveys: 18 percent read Bible daily

Because of the large number of students on grounds at Falls Creek each summer, the student ministry office of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma takes the opportunity to survey several of them on various biblical and life issues. In the summer of 2017, approximately 2,800 students participated in the surveys. This series of articles seeks to share some of the information gathered in those surveys and challenge churches and...

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