Navigation Menu
An opening for ministry
Dec15

An opening for ministry

EDMOND – After months of preparation, training and prayer, the doors of Edmond Pregnancy Resources (EPR), a Hope Pregnancy Center (HPC), opened its doors to clients for the first time Dec. 5. “This is an exclamation mark on the 30 year anniversary of crisis pregnancy ministries,” exclaimed Anthony L. Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. “To go back and think of where we humbly began and...

Read More
2017 Rose Day speaker announced
Dec13

2017 Rose Day speaker announced

The Rose Day Pro-Life (Indoor) Rally, which is sponsored by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and other groups on the Rose Day Committee, is the single largest annual gathering of pro-life Oklahomans, and the 2017 Rose Day, which takes place at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, will feature pro-life author and pastor Ronnie Floyd. Floyd is senior pastor of Springdale, Ark., Cross Church. In June...

Read More
Greater meaning for Great Commission found in Canada
Dec10

Greater meaning for Great Commission found in Canada

David and Brenda Ross have taught a young adult Sunday School class at Broken Arrow, First for five years and, like many Southern Baptists, felt like they were fairly involved in their local church and in tune with the imperative set forth in Matt. 28:19 for believers to share the Gospel. However, David says their recent service as chaplains in Fort McMurray, Alberta really opened his eyes to the importance of the Great Commission....

Read More
LMCO: Boise City, First impacts international missions
Dec08

LMCO: Boise City, First impacts international missions

BOISE CITY—As 15 million Southern Baptists in 40,000 churches focus on a season of giving for international missions, every church—including the smallest among the collective group, Boise City, First— make an eternal difference in the gospel resounding to the ends of the earth. In Oklahoma, 90 percent of the Southern Baptist churches have fewer than 100 people attend on an average Sunday. Boise City, First stretches to about 120 on a...

Read More
Kennedy centers career on kids: OBHC president retires after 32 years in ministry with children, adults
Dec08

Kennedy centers career on kids: OBHC president retires after 32 years in ministry with children, adults

Tony Kennedy ends his time as president of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) in 2016. This week’s Baptist Messenger shares of his experience and accomplishments that have happened during his leadership at OBHC. “We can provide children with acceptance, encouragement, education and activities,” said Tony Kennedy, president of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC), “but only God can move in their lives.  We don’t win every...

Read More
A Thanksgiving ‘home going’ for Lyle Garlow
Dec05

A Thanksgiving ‘home going’ for Lyle Garlow

Thanksgiving 2016 will be memorable for the family of Lyle Garlow. The former associate executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) died Nov. 24, Thanksgiving evening. He was 89. For 35 years (1957-92), Garlow worked at the BGCO, serving first in the Religious Education Department and then his last 21 years as associate executive director. He held positions of program director at Falls Creek youth summer...

Read More