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Platt to step down as IMB president
Feb13

Platt to step down as IMB president

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—David Platt has announced plans to step down as president of the International Mission Board (IMB) but will continue to serve until a new president is selected. Platt told trustees, missionaries and staff Feb. 12 that during his nearly four-year tenure at the IMB, he has been “burdened to continue preaching and leading in the local church,” which led to assuming a teaching pastor role in 2017 at McLean Bible Church...

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Jordan offers final address to BGCO Board
Feb12

Jordan offers final address to BGCO Board

Anthony Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), gave his final address to the BGCO Board of Directors, as Board members met Feb. 6 at the Baptist Building. “What do you say in your last address to the board, and what do you say after 22 years?” Jordan asked. “That’s almost a fifth of the history of Oklahoma Baptists. That’s pretty amazing. “First is ‘Thank you.’ I’ve come to conclude,...

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SEC declares ‘Urgency’ in sharing the Gospel
Feb08

SEC declares ‘Urgency’ in sharing the Gospel

The Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC) emphasized “Urgency” while meeting at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills, Jan. 29-30. Those in attendance heard many speakers share how “urgently” important it is to evangelize because “the night is coming when no one can work” (John 9:4). /// Senior Adult session: ‘Evangelism begins with the heart’ Junior Hill was the opening speaker during the Senior Adult Session on Monday morning. Speaking...

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Women at SEC challenged to urgently fulfill God’s calling
Feb07

Women at SEC challenged to urgently fulfill God’s calling

The State Evangelism Conference (SEC) welcomed women with many educational opportunities in evangelism on Jan. 29-30 at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills. On the first day of SEC, there was a Young Pastors’ Wives Lunch in conjunction with the Oklahoma Young Pastors Partnership Lunch. Women were able to fellowship with one another as Amy Cordova, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Women and Missions specialist, shared about the...

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Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact
Feb05

Crimson & Dream: OU BCM grounding breaking positions ministry for impact

NORMAN—With expressions of joy heard that included  phrases like “Praise God!” and “Boomer Sooner,” leaders, supporters and alumni of the University of Oklahoma Baptist Collegiate Ministry (OU-BCM) gathered on Jan. 25 for a special ground-breaking ceremony. The event took place on the OU BCM property on campus in Norman, where the building will be constructed. “The new OU BCM building is an answer to prayer,” said Baptist General...

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Planted to grow: Edmond, Grove Community looks to the future in rapidly expanding Deer Creek
Feb01

Planted to grow: Edmond, Grove Community looks to the future in rapidly expanding Deer Creek

EDMOND—It’s almost 10:30 on Sunday morning, Jan. 14. Already a gathering of early arrivers has assembled in the worship area. Many already have taken their seats. A line of cars file into the parking lot, unloading families, couples and singles of all ages who also make their way inside. In the lobby area, small clusters of people are standing around chatting as they enjoy coffee and donuts. Parents check their children into their...

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