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Livin’ on Tulsa kind: South Tulsa ministers to refugees, internationals
Sep13

Livin’ on Tulsa kind: South Tulsa ministers to refugees, internationals

  TULSA—God often calls people to leave the United States to take the Gospel to the mission field around the world. Yet sometimes He brings the mission field to the United States. In the case of one Tulsa church, God brought people from around the world right to its backyard. Tulsa, South Tulsa has found a door wide open to minister to refugees and other internationals in the area, from which they have shared the Gospel and shown the...

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Messenger Insight 315 – Reaching the Nations in Oklahoma
Sep12

Messenger Insight 315 – Reaching the Nations in Oklahoma

Hear Pastor Eric Costanzo talk about efforts to minister to refugees in the Tulsa area. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2018/09/05161624/Messenger-Insight-315-Eric-Costanzo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (28.9MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | More...

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SMO helps church planters to multiply
Sep10

SMO helps church planters to multiply

  SAND SPRINGS—Rusty Gunn opened the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering (SMO) promotional video, dispelling the misnomer that all people in Oklahoma have heard the Gospel. As a church planter and pastor of Sand Springs, Church That Matters, Gunn is aware that there are many in his area who to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ for the first time. “There are 27,000 people in our zip code, and less than 10 percent of them are engaged...

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SMO helps MVPs lead Okla. Baptist churches
Sep06

SMO helps MVPs lead Okla. Baptist churches

  TULSA—A church sanctuary appears with scenes focused on the pews, stained glass windows, piano and a hymnal opened to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” At first, LeRon West, pastor of Tulsa, Gilcrease Heights, speaks as a voiceover, and then he appears in the video promoting the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering (SMO). “The call on your life, first as a Christian and then as a minister, has precedence over everything,” West said. He...

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Encourage: Reaching broken people
Sep05

Encourage: Reaching broken people

We all work together to advance the Gospel. When Baptists in Indian Territory first began to work together in 1883, they declared their desire to “give the Gospel to destitute places.” They opened their eyes to the fields of Indian Territory and saw people and places that were dark and waiting for the Gospel light. If we open our eyes, we would still see people who are dark and destitute. Think in terms of sociology instead of...

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OBU mourns passing of Bob Bass
Sep01

OBU mourns passing of Bob Bass

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) joined with the basketball world in mourning the passing Friday night, Aug. 17, of its iconic coach Bob Bass. Bass started OBU men’s basketball on its trajectory to success, becoming the program’s first coach to win a conference, district and NAIA championship. He is best known at OBU for leading the Bison to three successive national championship games, including OBU’s first NAIA title in any...

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