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BVC cuts ribbon in Elk City
Feb02

BVC cuts ribbon in Elk City

ELK CITY—Baptist Village Communities (BVC) hosted a Jan. 24 open house and ribbon cutting for The Neighborhoods at Baptist Village of Elk City. More than 200 were in attendance and enjoyed great food and tours of the beautiful new Village, which opened in December. Speakers at the ribbon cutting included Bill Pierce, BVC president; Anthony L. Jordan, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma; Elk City...

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Churches prepare for Rose Day indoor rally at Capitol
Jan31

Churches prepare for Rose Day indoor rally at Capitol

On the heels of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (Jan. 22), churches across Oklahoma are making plans to attend the 2017 Rose Day Pro-Life Indoor Rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Rose Day event, now in its 26th year, begins at 9:30 a.m. Christians and other pro-life Oklahomans are encouraged to participate by bringing red roses for the Oklahoma Governor, Lieutenant Governor, their respective State Senate...

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Lawton, Friendship inspired by MLK during special service
Jan29

Lawton, Friendship inspired by MLK during special service

LAWTON—On Mon., Jan. 16, people across America observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which marks the birthday of the late, great Civil Rights leader and Baptist minister. One day prior, in Lawton, one church congregation honored King and worshipped the Lord Jesus Christ during a special Sunday morning service. Lawton, Friendship incorporated elements connected to King’s life and legacy in its regularly scheduled morning worship...

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Q&A Focus: Faith & facts: 2017 SEC keynote speaker links apologetics, evangelism
Jan26

Q&A Focus: Faith & facts: 2017 SEC keynote speaker links apologetics, evangelism

Evangelism is at the core of every relationship with Christ. At the 2017 Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference (SEC) on Jan. 30-31 at Del City, First Southern, those in attendance will hear from top evangelists and, in Frank Turek’s case, a world-renowned apologetics teacher. Turek is president of CrossExamined ministries, an award-winning author and a cultural commentator. The Baptist Messenger recently spoke with Turek, about what he...

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Students respond to YEC 48-hour challenge to share Gospel
Jan23

Students respond to YEC 48-hour challenge to share Gospel

DAVIS—Students who attended the Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC), Jan. 15-16, were offered the opportunity to make a 48-hour pledge that would begin soon after the event, which met at Falls Creek Conference Center. The pledge, offered by YEC keynote speaker Greg Stier, involved sharing the Gospel with someone within 48 hours after YEC concluded. Stier, founder and president of Dare 2 Share Ministries, said he wanted students to have...

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SEC 2017 speaker revitalizes struggling church
Jan19

SEC 2017 speaker revitalizes struggling church

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Rodney Keith was ordained into the ministry at the age of 21, at Jacksonville, Fla., First. Since then, Keith has dedicated his life to sharing the Good News. After being a full-time evangelist for 14 years, Keith felt the Lord was urging him to take a pastoral position. That is when the Lord put Jacksonville, Fla., Gardenview on his radar. Gardenview is on the north side of Jacksonville, the city with one of the...

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