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Former DOM miraculously healed of mysterious disease
Nov27

Former DOM miraculously healed of mysterious disease

MIAMI—Wayne Wall has a testimony that begins with tragedy, has a blurry middle and ends in a victorious miracle in the Lord’s name. In June of 2012, Wall was called as the Director of Missions (DOM) for Northeastern Association (NEBA) in Grove. NEBA is made up of 50 churches in Ottawa and Delaware counties and Grand Lake Baptist Assembly, the associational campground. Also in NEBA is the Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) building at...

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Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO executive director
Nov26

Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO executive director

BGCO board to vote Dec. 11 on nomination On Dec. 11, board members of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) will gather at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City to consider a recommendation to make Hance Dilbeck the next BGCO executive director-treasurer. The nomination of Dilbeck, who serves as pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, comes from the BGCO Board of Directors’ Executive Director-Treasurer Search Committee....

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An Open “Thank You” Letter to Southern Baptists
Nov24

An Open “Thank You” Letter to Southern Baptists

I don’t typically write a post specifically for my denomination, but I’m making an exception today. In the past few weeks, I’ve been with Southern Baptists in Maryland, California, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia. They’ve been college students, pastors, church planters, laypersons, and denominational leaders. I’ve been reminded in these weeks of how much Southern Baptists mean to me, so I’m writing this thank you note to you. Thank...

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A call to disciple: On Nov. 13-14, Messengers meet, honor Anthony Jordan, hear of Tulakogee camp acquisition
Nov16

A call to disciple: On Nov. 13-14, Messengers meet, honor Anthony Jordan, hear of Tulakogee camp acquisition

Oklahoma City, Quail Springs hosted the 111th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention (BGCO) for the second consecutive year, Nov. 13-14. The meeting registered 682 messengers from BGCO churches across the state, as well as many more guests in attendance. All who attended experienced encouraging ministry reports, worship through song, as well as announcement of new ministry opportunities and the occasion to hear BGCO...

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Q & A with ‘Dr. J’ : Oklahoma Baptist leader reflects on God’s provisions over his 22-years as state exec
Nov16

Q & A with ‘Dr. J’ : Oklahoma Baptist leader reflects on God’s provisions over his 22-years as state exec

The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with Anthony L. Jordan, who has served as executive director-treasurer since 1996. Jordan, who announced that he is retiring from that role effective April 15, 2018, shared reflections on his time of service and talked about issues he sees as the most critical facing the church and the denomination. Baptist Messenger: You are perhaps best known for your commitment to the unborn. What victories...

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Disaster Relief offers aid in Puerto Rico
Nov09

Disaster Relief offers aid in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) recently traveled to Puerto Rico to view damage and offer assistance to those affected by Hurricane Maria, a category four hurricane that wreaked havoc on the Caribbean Island country on Sept. 20. Hurricane Maria knocked out power across the entire island, leaving many desperate for food, water and sustainable living conditions. On Tues., Nov. 7, Don Williams, the BGCO...

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