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Breakfast club blessings: Red Oak, First delivering breakfast, Gospel for 17 years
Feb23

Breakfast club blessings: Red Oak, First delivering breakfast, Gospel for 17 years

RED OAK—The griddle begins to sizzle, coffee is brewing and gravy is being stirred. Several members of Red Oak, First’s Baptist Breakfast Club (BBC) gather in the kitchen of the church’s Life Impact Center early every Sunday morning to prepare breakfast for homebound citizens. The hustle and bustle of the morning’s activities is small compared to the laughter and fellowship being exchanged among the men. The “early morning crew” works...

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BGCO Board has first meeting in 2017
Feb16

BGCO Board has first meeting in 2017

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board members met for the first time this year, Feb. 7, at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City. Incoming BGCO President Joe Ligon, pastor of Marlow, First, presided over the plenary session that featured reports from BGCO affiliates, committee reports and 10 approved recommendations. Anthony Jordan, BGCO executive director-treasurer, addressed the board, reflecting on 2016 and...

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Woman finds healing years after abortion
Feb13

Woman finds healing years after abortion

STILLWATER—When Brent Prentice, pastor of Stillwater, Eagle Heights stood in the pulpit on Sanctity of Human Life two years ago, he wanted to proclaim what God’s Word says about the sanctity of every human life. Prentice always wanted to encourage the congregation to pray more and do even more in this area. “We are pro-life not just once a year, but we are pro-life for all life,” he said. “I was grieved to learn many of our young...

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Rose-colored masses: Pro-Life faithful flock to 2017 Rose Day
Feb09

Rose-colored masses: Pro-Life faithful flock to 2017 Rose Day

Just days before millions of Americans send or receive bouquets of roses for Valentine’s Day, Oklahoma lawmakers received an abundant amount of long-stem red roses. These roses came courtesy of the pro-life faithful who flocked to the Oklahoma State Capitol for the annu read...

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Prepared to share: 2017 SEC ‘shouts’ the Good News
Feb09

Prepared to share: 2017 SEC ‘shouts’ the Good News

DEL CITY—“Shout” was the theme of the 2017 Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC), which could describe the volume level at Del City, First Southern, Jan. 30-31. The Word of God was boldly spoken; those in attendance proclaimed God’s praises in worship led by Charles Billingsley from Lynchburg, Va., Thomas Road. And the importance of evangelism in today’s society was emphatically stressed by the many speakers during the two-day...

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SEC extra look at activities and sessions
Feb09

SEC extra look at activities and sessions

Night of Prayer sets stage for SEC On Sun., Jan. 29, more than 200 Oklahoma Baptist pastors and other leaders gathered for a Night of Prayer event at Del City, First Southern. The annual prayer event preceded the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC) and was led by Mark Becton, Pastor of Richmond, Va., Grove Avenue. Becton prompted attendees to seek the Lord in prayer, using the famed A-C-T-S...

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