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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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Conventional Thinking: A springboard for ministry
Aug31

Conventional Thinking: A springboard for ministry

According to the Oklahoma Fosters website, there are presently 8,498 children in DHS custody, presenting a massive unmet foster care need in Oklahoma. In this edition of the Baptist Messenger (see page 6), we see how one association stepped up to meet the need in a unique way. To be specific, LeFlore Association hosted a Foster Family Retreat at which families who are fostering could have a safe, fun environment for their foster...

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5 takeaways from GoStudents 2018
Aug26

5 takeaways from GoStudents 2018

We are so thankful to the Lord for the historic summer we had with GoStudents. In one year, we have doubled the number of students involved in our projects, going from 140 to 280 participants in 2018. These projects are impacting lostness and the lives of the students involved like never before. What are some things we’ve learned along the way? Here are five “takeaways” from this summer. 1. More Opportunities Several years back, we...

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Wohlgemuth’s OSU career highlighted in Oklahoman
Aug25

Wohlgemuth’s OSU career highlighted in Oklahoman

Berry Tramel may be one of the most read columnists in the state of Oklahoma. Most sports fans in the state hold an opinion about Tramel, and sometimes it is not a positive one. Either way, Tramel still sells a lot of papers for The Oklahoman. But when the longtime sportswriter decided to do an article in late July on John Wohlgemuth, the new pastor of Edmond, Henderson Hills, that could be considered news itself. Why did Tramel...

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Conventional Thinking: Congratulations, Walker!
Aug24

Conventional Thinking: Congratulations, Walker!

While Walker Moore will continue to write his weekly column for the Baptist Messenger into the future, the beloved Oklahoma Baptist missionary recently announced his retirement from his role as president of Awe Star Ministries. Awe Star is the Tulsa-based, internationally-renown non-profit organization that helps countless thousands of students go on mission trips. As the founder and president of Awe Star, Walker did not merely lead...

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Messenger Insight 312 – 2018 State Missions Offering & You
Aug23

Messenger Insight 312 – 2018 State Missions Offering & You

Hear about the Gospel impact in Oklahoma of the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering. Visit StateMissionsOk.org. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2018/08/21122257/Messenger-Insight-312-Amy-Cordova.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.1MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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