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BVC honors Bill Pierce’s 30 years of ministry
Aug13

BVC honors Bill Pierce’s 30 years of ministry

Baptist Village Communities (BVC) President Bill Pierce has experienced many changes in the field of aging services. This year marks 30 years of Pierce’s faithful service with Baptist Village Communities. When he arrived at BVC in 1990, the ministry was facing both financial and logistical challenges. Pierce was instrumental in leading BVC to successfully navigate these difficult times. Under his leadership, Baptist Village...

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OBU welcomes students to campus, begins fall semester
Aug11

OBU welcomes students to campus, begins fall semester

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) welcomed new and returning students to campus last week ahead of the start of the fall semester. Upperclassmen Welcome Week Workers began moving in at the beginning of the week, with new students moving in Aug. 5-6. Welcome Week activities then ran through Aug. 9, before classes began Monday, Aug. 10. Welcome Week is a beloved tradition on Bison Hill, featuring the introduction of OBU...

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OBU hosts 106th Spring Commencement, honoring 288 graduates 
Aug02

OBU hosts 106th Spring Commencement, honoring 288 graduates 

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) conferred degrees upon 288 students during the University’s 106th Spring Commencement Saturday, Aug. 1. The ceremony took place on the south lawn of Raley Chapel on the OBU campus in Shawnee, beginning at 8:30 a.m. James Lankford, United States Senator from Oklahoma, delivered the address to graduates. The ceremony was moved outdoors to allow for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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OBU President excited about opportunities at Bison Hill
Jul09

OBU President excited about opportunities at Bison Hill

Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) President Heath Thomas was a recent guest of the Messenger Insight podcast. Since starting his presidency this year, Thomas has seen unexpected changes occur due to the pandemic in 2020, but he is encouraged by God’s provision and with the prospect of new programs at OBU and the ambition of recent graduates. One graduate in particular Thomas mentioned is Misael Gonzalez who is currently serving at...

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Arriving in July, an expansion of Hope Pregnancy Center
May29

Arriving in July, an expansion of Hope Pregnancy Center

Arriving in July, the Patty Ann Mobile Ministry Unit, a 27-foot RV, will begin serving women in and around Oklahoma City who are unable or unlikely to come to a brick and mortar pregnancy center. The mobile unit will enable “hope” to reach some of the most vulnerable to abortion. The unit is named after a benefactor’s wife who has always had a heart for the ministry at Hope Pregnancy Center. Kathy Gibson will serve as the Hope Mobile...

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OBU hosts Virtual Preview Day, offers virtual campus visit experience
Apr25

OBU hosts Virtual Preview Day, offers virtual campus visit experience

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) hosted a Virtual Preview Day experience Saturday, April 18. The event took place of a previously scheduled on-campus Preview Day, which was altered due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The virtual event allowed students from all over the country and around the world to get a peek at what life is like on Bison Hill. Prospective students watched a livestream video on OBU’s website, including a...

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