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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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Bixby, Evergreen partners with HIA to open 8th home
Jan02

Bixby, Evergreen partners with HIA to open 8th home

BIXBY—It truly does take a village to get a home ready, and to make it happen in 45 days is nothing short of a miracle. No one knows that more than Hope is Alive (HIA) Ministries and Bixby, Evergreen. In early October, HIA hosted a pastors’ lunch in Tulsa to discuss the addiction problem in Oklahoma and provide information about HIA’s Church Partnership Program. More than 30 churches were represented, and the response was encouraging....

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Heavener holds revival in school gym
Dec18

Heavener holds revival in school gym

HEAVENER—If the sanctuary is too small for revival meetings, where can a church meet? How about the high school gymnasium? That’s where Heavener, First decided to have its revival last September. Pastor Brock Hardin said the Sunday-Wednesday event experienced 36 professions of faith in Christ and many other spiritual blessings with the church. It also revealed a powerful relationship with the local school system that is a rare sight...

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