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Do you know Lottie Moon?
Dec13

Do you know Lottie Moon?

  One hundred years ago, in 1918, the name Lottie Moon was affixed to Southern Baptists’ annual Christmas offering for missions. It had been Lottie herself who first suggested a Christmas offering—31 years before—in a letter she wrote from China where she spent four decades as a single woman devoting her life to the spread of the Gospel. Lottie Moon not only established several Gospel-centered schools in China, but she also entered...

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Jen Bricker to speak at 2019 Rose Day Rally
Dec11

Jen Bricker to speak at 2019 Rose Day Rally

On Feb. 6, 2019 at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the 28th annual Rose Day will take place, as evangelicals and pro-life faithful flock to Oklahoma City to protect the lives of unborn babies. Jen Bricker, a pro-life advocate will be the featured speaker for the rally that takes place in the House Chamber inside the capitol building. Bricker is an acrobat and aerialist by trade. However, she is unique in the fact that she was born without...

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2019 Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference plans to ‘Multiply’
Dec10

2019 Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference plans to ‘Multiply’

DEL CITY—Acts 9:31(ESV) “So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.” On Jan. 27-29 Oklahoma Baptists will gather for the “Multiply” State Evangelism Conference (SEC) at Del City, First Southern, 6400 S. Sooner Road. The three-day event begins at 5 p.m. with a Night of Prayer led by Elmer Towns...

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Hobby Lobby purchases St. Gregory’s, leases to OBU
Dec06

Hobby Lobby purchases St. Gregory’s, leases to OBU

SHAWNEE—Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts retail giant based in Oklahoma City, recently purchased the property formerly occupied by St. Gregory’s University (SGU) in Shawnee. The purchase became official Dec. 4, following bankruptcy proceedings for St. Gregory’s after the Catholic university ceased operations due to financial insolvency during December 2017. As part of Hobby Lobby’s announcement of the purchase, they likewise announced...

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Familiar face, new role: Andy Harrison to become Falls Creek Conference Center Director
Dec06

Familiar face, new role: Andy Harrison to become Falls Creek Conference Center Director

  DAVIS—Andy Harrison has served in many roles during his ministry career. From youth minister to student education specialist to Falls Creek program director, Harrison has done it all in student ministry. And in 2019, he will take on a new role that impacts students and countless others across the state and region, as leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced that Harrison will become the new Director...

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CarePoint ministry empowers Jenks community
Dec03

CarePoint ministry empowers Jenks community

  JENKS—A little more than a year ago, an elementary school in the Jenks school district contacted First Oklahoma Bank in the community, asking if they could help find clothes for children and their families that were in need. The bank owners then reached out to Jenks, First; Tulsa, South Tulsa, First and Yale Cleaners. Together, the churches and businesses sponsored Jenks CarePoint, a Christian-based ministry that primarily provides...

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