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SBC 2018 in Dallas, empowered to ‘testify’: Annual Meeting draws nearly 10,000 messengers
Jun14

SBC 2018 in Dallas, empowered to ‘testify’: Annual Meeting draws nearly 10,000 messengers

DALLAS—Approximately 9,700 messengers met in Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, June 12-13, for the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting. Oklahoma Baptists were well represented as 525 messengers from the state attended the meeting that had as its theme “Testify: Go. Stand. Speak.” From elections to sermons to key business to a guest appearance by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, the 2018 annual meeting...

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Falls Creek focused to finish: Youth camp begins its 101st summer
Jun14

Falls Creek focused to finish: Youth camp begins its 101st summer

DAVIS—After weeks of preparation and prayer for the youth weeks of Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, campers, staff and all involved in camp hit the ground running for the first week of camp June 4-8. /// Summer staff members share Christ Keith Burkhart, in his inaugural summer as Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Conference Centers director, spoke about the preparation that goes into the eight, jam-packed weeks of...

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SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse
Jun13

SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse

DALLAS (BP) — Messengers to the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention affirmed the dignity and worth of women, denounced all forms of abuse and called for sexual purity among Christian leaders in adopting 16 resolutions Tuesday (June 12). Passage of the resolutions on women, abuse and pastoral purity by nearly unanimous votes late in the afternoon session came after months of disclosures of sexual abuse and misconduct by male leaders...

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SBC Pastors’ Conf. sounds call to ‘Fulfill Your Ministry’
Jun12

SBC Pastors’ Conf. sounds call to ‘Fulfill Your Ministry’

DALLAS (BP) – A diverse slate of speakers exhorted fellow pastors and church leaders to be faithful to their calling during the first two sessions of 2018 Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference June 10-11 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Centered on the theme “Fulfill Your Ministry” drawn from 2 Timothy 4:5, attendees were challenged to finish strong in their calling to local church ministry....

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J.D. Greear elected SBC president
Jun12

J.D. Greear elected SBC president

DALLAS (BP) — North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear was elected Southern Baptist Convention president June 12 during the 2018 annual meeting in Dallas, two years after conceding a closely contested election to lead the denomination. The newly elected president succeeds Memphis-area pastor Steven Gaines who served two one-year presidential terms from 2016-18. During the 16 years Greear has led The Summit Church, worship attendance...

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God leads former Muslim to become OKC church planter
Jun12

God leads former Muslim to become OKC church planter

The Lord has proven Himself as Shepherd for Iranian church planter Farshid Amin. Amin has been through dark valleys, yet God’s goodness and faithful love pursued him, gave him a renewed life and led him on the right path with a specific purpose in mind. A native Iranian, Amin grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Raised in a Muslim home, but not fully practicing Islam, he had several Christian friends who took him to church...

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