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2018 Indian Falls Creek emphasizes calling, awakening
Aug16

2018 Indian Falls Creek emphasizes calling, awakening

  DAVIS—The 2018 Indian Falls Creek (IFC), which took place July 29-Aug. 2 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, was called “an amazing week” by IFC Director Victor Cope, who believes God was moving through this year’s camp. The theme for IFC, quoting Isaiah 6:8, was “Here Am I. Send Me.” Cope said “Indian Falls Creek 2018 had the feel of an ‘old time revival.’ Everyone was in one accord just waiting to see what God was going to...

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Broken Arrow, First excels in loving special needs families
Aug13

Broken Arrow, First excels in loving special needs families

BROKEN ARROW—Laughter and music filled the children’s area at Broken Arrow, First, July 23-27 as Champion’s Camp commenced. Short kids, tall kids, little kids and big kids filed into the church through a tunnel of sponsors and volunteers cheering and dancing every morning. Each kid was a champion. Each kid mattered. And each kid had a special need or handicap. Champion’s Camp was formed six years ago with the mission to “serve persons...

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Collegiate week fills Falls Creek: LifeWay event finds home in Oklahoma
Aug09

Collegiate week fills Falls Creek: LifeWay event finds home in Oklahoma

  DAVIS—Bill Noe used the word “home” repetitively. Apparently, it was the best word to describe Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, which hosted Collegiate Week, Aug. 5-9, an annual event sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources. As LifeWay’s national collegiate ministry specialist, Noe serves as Collegiate Week’s program director, and he is excited about Collegiate Week being featured at Falls Creek. “As I started talking to...

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John Bisagno, pastor & church innovator, dies at 84
Aug09

John Bisagno, pastor & church innovator, dies at 84

  NASHVILLE (BP)—John Bisagno, an evangelistic innovator and longtime pastor of Houston, Texas, First, died Aug. 5 in Nashville following a battle with cancer. He was 84. During Bisagno’s 30-year tenure at Houston’s First beginning in 1970, the congregation grew from fewer than 400 to 22,000 members, Baptist Press (BP) reported in 1999. During that period, the church also baptized 15,000 people, gave $250 million to missions,...

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Campers impacted by biblical teaching and Gospel preaching at Falls Creek
Aug09

Campers impacted by biblical teaching and Gospel preaching at Falls Creek

DAVIS—Both Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center and CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp are rejoicing over the many spiritual decisions made by campers this summer. More than 56,000 total camp participants were on the grounds during the eight weeks of Youth Camp at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers. Completing its 101st summer, Falls Creek continues to reach students with biblical teaching and Gospel-sharing...

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Makeover for ministry: Langston BSU/BCM building undergoing remodel
Aug05

Makeover for ministry: Langston BSU/BCM building undergoing remodel

  LANGSTON—In June 1993, the Baptist Messenger published news about building improvements made at the Langston University Baptist Student Union (BSU). Now, 25 years later—and after years of fruitful ministry at the building and on campus—the BSU, now called Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), property once again is undergoing major improvements and enhancements. Volunteers with the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention and the Baptist...

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