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Awakening in Ada: Ada, First events draw 200 decisions
Mar09

Awakening in Ada: Ada, First events draw 200 decisions

ADA—If God were to begin a spiritual awakening in the “Bible Belt,” He might just choose a place like Ada to do it. That is what Brad Graves, pastor of Ada, First, believed. Through a multi-day event in February called “Awaken Ada,” the church saw approximately 200 spiritual decisions and has recorded more than 65 baptisms. “Many describe what happened in Ada, Okla. last week as unbelievable, overwhelming, anointed; and most said it...

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Partnership missions: The Hidden Harvest: Guymon, international mission field in the Oklahoma Panhandle
Mar06

Partnership missions: The Hidden Harvest: Guymon, international mission field in the Oklahoma Panhandle

“Right now we are working directly with people from 29 countries who speak 37 distinct languages.” It’s a comment you might expect to hear in a planning meeting at the International Mission Board. But this is a sentence that can be commonly heard spoken by educators, business owners and ministry leaders around café tables in Guymon, Okla. Many may think of Guymon as the uttermost part of the state—go northwest on Highway 3 to Slapout...

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DNOW draws Oklahoma churches, students together
Mar05

DNOW draws Oklahoma churches, students together

A weekend of multiple churches from the same community coming together to love the youth of their city is a special occasion. Disciple Now (DNOW) is a youth ministry event that has been impacting the lives of Oklahoma Baptist youth for many years. Since the beginning of the year, churches across Oklahoma have been teaming up to put on an event that will challenge students to boldly proclaim Christ, all the while knowing they are...

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Breakfast club blessings: Red Oak, First delivering breakfast, Gospel for 17 years
Feb23

Breakfast club blessings: Red Oak, First delivering breakfast, Gospel for 17 years

RED OAK—The griddle begins to sizzle, coffee is brewing and gravy is being stirred. Several members of Red Oak, First’s Baptist Breakfast Club (BBC) gather in the kitchen of the church’s Life Impact Center early every Sunday morning to prepare breakfast for homebound citizens. The hustle and bustle of the morning’s activities is small compared to the laughter and fellowship being exchanged among the men. The “early morning crew” works...

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SEC extra look at activities and sessions
Feb09

SEC extra look at activities and sessions

Night of Prayer sets stage for SEC On Sun., Jan. 29, more than 200 Oklahoma Baptist pastors and other leaders gathered for a Night of Prayer event at Del City, First Southern. The annual prayer event preceded the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC) and was led by Mark Becton, Pastor of Richmond, Va., Grove Avenue. Becton prompted attendees to seek the Lord in prayer, using the famed A-C-T-S...

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SEC womens session emphasizes Muslim outreach
Feb06

SEC womens session emphasizes Muslim outreach

Three women that have served in Muslim countries were the guest speakers at the Women’s Session at the 2017 State Evangelism Conference. Kate McCord, Rockie Naser and Ruth (last name cannot be revealed for safety precautions) each spoke about their experiences with Islam and how it has impacted their lives and their work for the Kingdom. First to speak was Rockie Naser, a former Muslim and the women’s director at Broken Arrow, First....

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