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Collegiate week fills Falls Creek: LifeWay event finds home in Oklahoma
Aug09

Collegiate week fills Falls Creek: LifeWay event finds home in Oklahoma

  DAVIS—Bill Noe used the word “home” repetitively. Apparently, it was the best word to describe Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, which hosted Collegiate Week, Aug. 5-9, an annual event sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources. As LifeWay’s national collegiate ministry specialist, Noe serves as Collegiate Week’s program director, and he is excited about Collegiate Week being featured at Falls Creek. “As I started talking to...

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John Bisagno, pastor & church innovator, dies at 84
Aug09

John Bisagno, pastor & church innovator, dies at 84

  NASHVILLE (BP)—John Bisagno, an evangelistic innovator and longtime pastor of Houston, Texas, First, died Aug. 5 in Nashville following a battle with cancer. He was 84. During Bisagno’s 30-year tenure at Houston’s First beginning in 1970, the congregation grew from fewer than 400 to 22,000 members, Baptist Press (BP) reported in 1999. During that period, the church also baptized 15,000 people, gave $250 million to missions,...

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Campers impacted by biblical teaching and Gospel preaching at Falls Creek
Aug09

Campers impacted by biblical teaching and Gospel preaching at Falls Creek

DAVIS—Both Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center and CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp are rejoicing over the many spiritual decisions made by campers this summer. More than 56,000 total camp participants were on the grounds during the eight weeks of Youth Camp at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers. Completing its 101st summer, Falls Creek continues to reach students with biblical teaching and Gospel-sharing...

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Makeover for ministry: Langston BSU/BCM building undergoing remodel
Aug05

Makeover for ministry: Langston BSU/BCM building undergoing remodel

  LANGSTON—In June 1993, the Baptist Messenger published news about building improvements made at the Langston University Baptist Student Union (BSU). Now, 25 years later—and after years of fruitful ministry at the building and on campus—the BSU, now called Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), property once again is undergoing major improvements and enhancements. Volunteers with the Oklahoma Baptist State Convention and the Baptist...

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GoStudents stay and serve in Oklahoma
Aug02

GoStudents stay and serve in Oklahoma

GoStudents continues to help churches equip students to share the Gospel through mission projects all over the world. Though GoStudents scheduled multiple experiences in different parts of the country and internationally, the mission strategy also was applied in-state, traveling to three areas in Oklahoma.   ///GoStudents Tulsa On July 7-11, 20 students worked in the Tulsa area with Mobile Missions Network, a ministry outreach that...

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The Baptist Foundation launches $100k gift matching fund for Oklahoma churches
Jul30

The Baptist Foundation launches $100k gift matching fund for Oklahoma churches

A new gift matching opportunity from The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma promises to help churches multiply ministry funds and maximize Kingdom impact. Thanks to a generous gift from a donor’s estate, the Foundation has created a $100,000 gift matching fund for Oklahoma Baptist churches. For every $4 a church places into endowment, the Foundation will match $1, up to a $10,000 maximum. “This gift match is a wonderful opportunity for...

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