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Other Board News: Reports given, resolutions passed
Sep18

Other Board News: Reports given, resolutions passed

The announcement of Anthony Jordan’s retirement next spring headlined the news from the Sept. 12 Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) board meeting, but board members heard reports from the many BGCO ministries and approved four recommendations and a resolution. The resolution declared the board’s appreciation for the Falls Creek Centennial Celebration. Members of the Falls Creek Centennial Committee were recognized as well...

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Harvey victim ministered to by Oklahoma DR Chaplain in Houston
Sep18

Harvey victim ministered to by Oklahoma DR Chaplain in Houston

HOUSTON—Postal carriers are famous for their tenacity when it comes to delivering mail and packages every day, clinging to the mantra of “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Yet, an unnamed carrier in Houston took that creed to a higher level recently when he helped deliver help and hope to an elderly widow whose rented home had been inundated...

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Oklahoma Baptists support Houston church
Sep18

Oklahoma Baptists support Houston church

HOUSTON, Texas—Waters are still receding in parts of Houston as individuals work through the destruction that Hurricane Harvey left in its wake. Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) has had boots on the ground since just days after Harvey hit, providing meals and starting the steps towards recovering from flood waters that have changed the lives of all they have touched. At Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, Sept. 2-3, a love...

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Jordan announces plans to retire as BGCO executive director-treasurer in April 2018:
Sep12

Jordan announces plans to retire as BGCO executive director-treasurer in April 2018:

BGCO board elects search committee Anthony L. Jordan, who has served as executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) since April 1996, announced his plans to retire from the role next year, during his remarks at the meeting of the BGCO Board of Directors on September 12. During the same meeting, Joe Ligon, pastor of Marlow, First, who serves as the BGCO President, led the BGCO board to elect an...

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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping Houston
Sep07

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping Houston

As Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast of Texas on Aug. 25, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) prepared to serve their neighbors in need. “We had to be cautious and respectful of the boundaries that the National Guard set in the interest of public safety,” Oklahoma Baptist DR Director Don Williams said. “Once we were allowed in, we set up incident command centers and got to work right...

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Pitman brings ministry challenge at The Call
Sep05

Pitman brings ministry challenge at The Call

SHAWNEE—Hundreds of young people attended The Call Conference at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), Aug. 26, to gain a greater understanding of what a call to ministry means in their lives. Now in its seventh year, The Call Conference has been established as a follow-up event to many who answered a call to ministry this summer, with 1,098 such decisions made during the eight weeks of youth camp at Falls Creek Baptist Conference...

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