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Enid, Open Door launches with support from community, church planting coaching system
Oct01

Enid, Open Door launches with support from community, church planting coaching system

  ENID—A new church was added to the family of Oklahoma Baptists on Sep. 16 with the launch of Enid, Open Door. An excited group of 237 people filled the auditorium of the Oklahoma Bible Academy, and one person made a profession of faith in Christ. With a desire to reach the nearly 28,000 unchurched in Enid, church planters Kevin and Meagan Hisey started by simply getting to know their neighbors in the community. God put a burden for...

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School supply drive leads to baptism at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills
Sep27

School supply drive leads to baptism at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills

For the past several years, as summer winds down and the school year is on the horizon, Oklahoma City, Southern Hills has hosted a school supply drive for local schools and families. For the past three years, David Webber, an Oklahoma City resident, brought his daughter to the event. “It’s a fun event where we get to serve our community by meeting a need, and the response is always great,” said Young Adult Pastor, Daniel Snow. Webber...

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Dilbeck to be installed at 2018 Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-13: 112th BGCO meeting hosted by Edmond, First
Sep26

Dilbeck to be installed at 2018 Annual Meeting, Nov. 12-13: 112th BGCO meeting hosted by Edmond, First

EDMOND—On Mon. evening, Nov. 12, Hance Dilbeck will be officially installed as the ninth executive director in the state convention’s history during the 112th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). Dilbeck, who stepped into his role as BGCO executive director-treasurer upon Anthony Jordan’s retirement on March 1, has served as a pastor in Oklahoma churches for more than 30 years. The 2018 BGCO Annual...

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BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek
Sep24

BGCO Board meets at Falls Creek

DAVIS—Members of the Board of Directors of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) met at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center Sept. 10-11 for their final board meeting of 2018. Many board meeting reports shared success involving Oklahoma Baptists this year, as well as some elements of preparation for 2019. /// Falls Creek reports record-high summer attendance, future safety measures Falls Creek reported more than 59,000...

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Edmond, Waterloo Road’s REVIVE event begins Sept. 23
Sep21

Edmond, Waterloo Road’s REVIVE event begins Sept. 23

EDMOND–Pastor Griff Henderson of Edmond, Waterloo road believes God is going to do a special work in coming days through a conference that begins Sunday morning, Sept. 23. The REVIVE Conference takes place Sept. 23-25 at Edmond, Waterloo Road (3100 E. Waterloo Road, Edmond, OK) and will offer powerful speakers, worship opportunities and more. Henderson said, “I believe that God wants to do a great work in our lives. There...

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BGCO Board approves Baptist Messenger changes for 2019
Sep20

BGCO Board approves Baptist Messenger changes for 2019

DAVIS—During the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) September Board of Directors meeting at Falls Creek, board members approved significant changes to the print edition of the Baptist Messenger that will take effect in January 2019. In a move that trimmed the budget and also expanded opportunities to focus on its growing digital publication, BGCO Board members voted that as of January 2019, the Baptist Messenger print...

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