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BGCO Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall is a popular meeting place
Nov01

BGCO Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall is a popular meeting place

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. Oklahoma City, Quail Springs will host the event Nov. 14-15. One of the most heavily anticipated aspects of the event is the interactive exhibit hall. Here, various Baptist ministries promote what they do to further the Lord’s kingdom. The 2016 exhibit hall will include booths promoting various BGCO  and Cooperative Program-supported ministries. ...

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Burns Flat pianist is missionary to local store customers, employees
Oct31

Burns Flat pianist is missionary to local store customers, employees

BURNS FLAT—WANTED: Missionary. Must be friendly with outgoing personality. Must love people, know the Bible and yearn to share the love of Jesus with others, praying for them and inviting them to church. Apply at Walmart. While it is unlikely that Walmart or any retailer would pay for an ad like this. If they did, Hazel Fleming would fit the bill perfectly. A member of Burns Flat, First for nearly 30 years, Fleming spends a part of...

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Steve Gaines Q&A: Gaines & Lostness
Oct27

Steve Gaines Q&A: Gaines & Lostness

The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with Steve Gaines, pastor of Memphis, Tenn., Bellevue, who is serving as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Gaines, who is a featured speaker at the 2016 Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Annual Meeting on Nov. 14-15 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, shared thoughts on prayer, social issues, evangelism and more. Messenger: Dr. Gaines, thank you for the ways you lead among...

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OKC language school meets needs, sows seeds
Oct24

OKC language school meets needs, sows seeds

Every Wednesday morning a text message is sent out to scores of cell phones across the OKC Metro area: “WOW!!!! AWESOME!!! FANTASTICO!!! Clases de ingles English classes!! Spanish classes!! Chinese classes!! Korean classes!! Arabic classes!! Citizenship classes!! Invite your friends. 6.00 pm tonight!! EXCELENTE!!!” The text message comes from Richard Collins, director of the Language Learning Fellowship, a ministry of Oklahoma City,...

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Happy birthday Hope!
Oct20

Happy birthday Hope!

In 1985, a young Oklahoma Baptist preacher felt the burden to provide help to young women who may be considering abortion, young women who felt no hope for their future or the future of their unborn children. The Lord used Pastor Anthony Jordan, who now serves as Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), to share this burden with others, and in 1986, the BGCO opened Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Oklahoma...

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Perspective: Appreciating pastors
Oct19

Perspective: Appreciating pastors

Over the last several years, the Christian community has designated October as a time to honor pastors. I think it is a splendid idea, and I encourage you and your church to make October a special month to give honor where honor is due. I know of no time in my life when there are more challenges for a pastor.  The world in which he ministers is more challenging than ever.  The myriad of problems that confront a pastor as he serves his...

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