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Marlow, First holds Christmas dinner theatre for community
Dec21

Marlow, First holds Christmas dinner theatre for community

MARLOW—As churches across Oklahoma undertake efforts around Christmastime to  reach people for Christ, one church put on dinner events for the community. In December, Marlow, First, hosted an event four times called “An FBC Marlow Christmas,” which featured special music, food and entertainment. The dinner-theatre style event was open to the  community, and hundreds attended. A variety of music from bluegrass,  to Christmas carols and...

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Moore community gathers for Gingerbread Night
Dec19

Moore community gathers for Gingerbread Night

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through Moore, First, families were gathered to build gingerbread houses, with candy galore! Gingerbread Night at Moore, First is a night that the community enjoys year after year, where families and friends gather for a gingerbread house-building competition. More than 800 attended the heavily-anticipated event in its third year. “We do Gingerbread Night to connect with our community and...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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