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Q&A: How churches, pastors are eligible for relief in stimulus package
Mar30

Q&A: How churches, pastors are eligible for relief in stimulus package

DALLAS (BP)—The COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law March 27 by President Trump will provide potential relief for churches and pastors, thanks to efforts by the Church Alliance, a national coalition of large and historic church benefit boards, including GuideStone, and Southern Baptist partners to ensure churches and pastors have the same options as small businesses and self-employed individuals attempting to...

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First person: He finished well
Mar28

First person: He finished well

I thank God for Roy Moody. Sitting on my back porch early this morning, I found myself profoundly sad, remembering our loss of this good man and servant.  I met Roy just before he joined our Oklahoma City, Quail Springs ministry staff in 2006. He began helping us with senior adults and pastoral care and soon made himself an indispensable part of our work.  From 2006 to 2018, Roy Moody blessed me.  Let me tell you how: Roy Moody helped...

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Oklahoma governor takes part in prayer event broadcast statewide
Mar27

Oklahoma governor takes part in prayer event broadcast statewide

Two Southern Baptist pastors who participated Thursday, March 26 in a prayer service, broadcast throughout the state of Oklahoma and featuring Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, marveled at the event’s timeliness as well as the boldness of the Gospel message shared. The hour-long event, titled “Let Hope Rise,” came in conjunction with Stitt’s proclamation of Thursday as a “Statewide Day of Prayer” amid the...

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Puerto Rico called Felix Cabrera home
Mar26

Puerto Rico called Felix Cabrera home

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an expanded article based on the 2020 Cooperative Program Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. For more information, please visit www.oklahomabaptists.org/cp. Felix Cabrera served eight years as a church planter in Oklahoma. He planted Iglesia Bautista Central in Oklahoma City with the support of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs. But in December 2018 he was called home, to Puerto Rico, to start and to pastor...

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Oklahoma Baptist churches find ways to be neighborly amid COVID-19 crisis
Mar26

Oklahoma Baptist churches find ways to be neighborly amid COVID-19 crisis

Oklahoma Baptist churches know this is a time to show care and support for their respective communities. The challenge is, how can church members connect while observing social distancing? Three churches in particular have found a way to resolve this. Minco, First; Oklahoma City, Trinity and Purcell, First have made neighborhood cards that let people know their churches are willing to help during the COVID-19 crisis. “Basically, it is...

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Regional reach, global impact: Oklahoma Baptists’ Board sees fruit from regional ministry strategy
Mar26

Regional reach, global impact: Oklahoma Baptists’ Board sees fruit from regional ministry strategy

The mission of Oklahoma Baptists is, “We encourage one another to advance the Gospel.” One way leaders of the Board of Directors for Oklahoma Baptists have seen this take shape is in the new regional ministry strategy, which was a major focal point at the March 10 board meeting at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City. Regional Ministry Group connects with board, vision In November 2019, Oklahoma Baptists’ regional ministry partners...

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