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Opening ceremonies at 70th anniversary Indian Falls Creek inspire
Aug13

Opening ceremonies at 70th anniversary Indian Falls Creek inspire

DAVIS—Thousands were gathered in the R.A. Young Tabernacle at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on Sunday evening, July 30, for the historic opening ceremonies of the 70th anniversary Indian Falls Creek (IFC). To begin the evening, representatives from Native American churches across the state carried ornate, hand-made banners in a processional, while a special dramatic presentation of the Lord’s Prayer in a Native tongue was...

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Falls Creek’s faithful: Record-high professions of faith observed at 100th year of camp
Aug10

Falls Creek’s faithful: Record-high professions of faith observed at 100th year of camp

Andy Harrison, student ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and Falls Creek summer program director, credited God for working through many people serving at Falls Creek, as well as many Oklahoma Baptists across the state. “God just really used this summer to speak to a lot of people,” Harrison said. “There’s not anything that we manufacture. There’s a lot of prayer that goes into the 100th year...

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Tulsa church plant offers ‘Hope’ to the hopeless
Aug07

Tulsa church plant offers ‘Hope’ to the hopeless

TULSA—A church that started with no home now offers a home and hope to people of all backgrounds, economic statuses and life situations. Tulsa, Hope Church is just off of 49th street in Tulsa, not far from downtown, where the pastor at Hope, Earl Krumsiek, first started worshiping with the homeless people of Tulsa. “We always say here at Hope, we love people where they are, we don’t leave them where they are,” said Krumsiek. The...

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Bethany, First & Shawnee, Immanuel host foster VBS
Aug03

Bethany, First & Shawnee, Immanuel host foster VBS

Our communities are filled with children in foster care who are in need of loving families to stand in the gap and become the bridge that either reunites them with their biological homes, or transitions them to a new forever home.  Thankfully, many have opened their homes and their hearts to help. More are needed. It isn’t an easy job. It goes beyond the natural heart to love these kids through the things they have and will continue...

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Mission: Oklahoma: State Missions Offering positioning Baptists to reach the state
Aug03

Mission: Oklahoma: State Missions Offering positioning Baptists to reach the state

Thousands of Oklahoma Baptists will soon take part in the 2017 Oklahoma State Missions Offering. The annual offering, promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), is focused on one goal—advancing the Gospel in the state. The Oklahoma State Missions Offering theme is “Mission: Oklahoma.” BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony L. Jordan believes this theme shows how Oklahoma Baptists can accomplish the mission to...

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BGCO leaders call for prayer on August 9 at 9:38 a.m. for evangelism
Aug02

BGCO leaders call for prayer on August 9 at 9:38 a.m. for evangelism

In an open letter recently sent to Oklahoma Baptist pastors and churches across the state, leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) called on Oklahoma Baptists to stop what they are doing on Wednesday, August 9 at 9:38 a.m. and specifically pray for evangelism in the state. The letter, which was co-signed by the BGCO’s Anthony Jordan, Bob Mayfield and Mike Napier, said, “Pastor, we know that evangelism beats...

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