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New Book: 100 years of  Falls Creek
Nov16

New Book: 100 years of Falls Creek

It has been called the “crown jewel of Oklahoma Baptists,” “the enchanted land of America,” “a giver of dreams,” “a mountaintop experience” and “one of Oklahoma’s most enduring traditions.” Falls Creek, undisputed as the largest Christian camp of its kind in the world, is a phenomenon that is hard to explain. Since the camp was founded in 1917, in the summer months alone, more than 2 million people have walked the 305-acre grounds in...

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BGCO honors Williams with gift to OJPM
Nov07

BGCO honors Williams with gift to OJPM

Oklahoma Baptist chaplaincy program founder Joe Williams has been recognized for his significant and long-lasting contributions to the ministry he helped forge with a contribution in his name to the Oklahoma Jail and Prison Ministry. On Nov. 1, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan and BGCO Chaplaincy Specialist Don Williams (No relation) met with Williams in his home in Choctaw...

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Heroic Blanchard police officer, member of Mustang, Chisholm Heights, saves life
Nov03

Heroic Blanchard police officer, member of Mustang, Chisholm Heights, saves life

Blanchard Police Officer Jordan Jones can now say he has saved a life. Early Monday morning, Jones pulled over a truck travelling at high speeds, according to KFOR-TV. However, as soon as the vehicle came to a stop, the driver exited the vehicle, running toward Officer Jones’ patrol car. Inside the speeding truck, Tina Costello was having a heart attack as her husband and daughter rushed her to the hospital. As soon as Jeff...

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Religious Freedom for all Oklahomans —Vote ‘Yes’ on State Question 790
Oct27

Religious Freedom for all Oklahomans —Vote ‘Yes’ on State Question 790

On November 8, by voting “Yes” on State Question 790, Oklahomans will have the chance to directly increase their religious freedom, a rare opportunity in this age when liberal courts and governments are actively seeking to narrow religious liberties. We support State Question 790 because it would remove from Oklahoma’s Constitution the “Blaine Amendment,” a provision added in the 19th century during a time of anti-Catholic prejudice...

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SQ 792: Does Oklahoma need alcohol to be more convenient?
Oct27

SQ 792: Does Oklahoma need alcohol to be more convenient?

Oklahoma voters are faced with a question regarding alcohol consumption in this year’s election. State Question 792 relates to the sale of alcoholic beverages and, if passed, will change current alcohol sale laws to allow retail locations like grocery stores to sell wine and strong beer while allowing liquor stores to sell chilled wine and strong beer. The proponents advertise things like, “Improves consumer choice and convenience”...

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6th annual Oilfield Prayer Breakfast draws 400
Oct25

6th annual Oilfield Prayer Breakfast draws 400

More than 400 people from various walks of the energy industry gathered on Oct. 13 in Oklahoma City for the sixth annual Oilfield Prayer Breakfast. The event, which was organized by the Oilfield Christian Fellowship and Southern Baptist Oil Patch Chaplains, featured times of prayer, a proclamation from Gov. Mary Fallin and a keynote speech by Harold Mathena, a retired oil and gas executive and deacon at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs....

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