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Barrett confirmed; SBC leaders focus on prayer
Oct27

Barrett confirmed; SBC leaders focus on prayer

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP)—The U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in a nearly party-line vote Monday evening, Oct. 26, and Southern Baptist leaders focused on prayer for the new justice. The Senate voted 52-48 for confirmation of the federal appeals court judge. Only Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, broke from her party, joining with Democrats to oppose the confirmation. Barrett was given the constitutional oath by...

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Oklahoma-native David Manner named new state executive director for Kansas-Nebraska
Oct18

Oklahoma-native David Manner named new state executive director for Kansas-Nebraska

SALINA, Kan. (BP) — David Manner, a 20-year veteran of Southern Baptist work in Kansas-Nebraska was named the new state executive director for the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (KNCSB) Oct. 16. He was elected to the post by the KNCSB Mission Board during its meeting held at CrossPoint Church due to the cancellation of the state annual meeting. Manner will assume the role March 1, 2021, and will succeed Bob Mills who...

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Washington, D.C. Southern Baptist church gains religious liberty win in court
Oct12

Washington, D.C. Southern Baptist church gains religious liberty win in court

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BP)—A federal court ruled late Friday, Oct. 9, the District of Columbia has likely violated the religious freedom of Washington, D.C., Capitol Hill and therefore cannot prevent the Southern Baptist congregation from meeting outdoors with proper safety measures in place. Trevor McFadden, a federal judge in D.C., granted a preliminary injunction, saying the district’s present limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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OBU Announces Details, Speakers for Winter Commencement Nov. 21
Oct07

OBU Announces Details, Speakers for Winter Commencement Nov. 21

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) will host its Winter Commencement ceremony for fall 2020 graduates Saturday, Nov. 21. The ceremony will be divided into three separate events in order to facilitate social distancing. The first ceremony of the day will begin at 9 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium and will feature graduates from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The second ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in...

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Clyde Cain, Oklahoma Baptist pastor and ministry leader, dies
Oct06

Clyde Cain, Oklahoma Baptist pastor and ministry leader, dies

Clyde Cain, a well-known Oklahoma Baptist pastor and ministry leader, died on Tuesday morning, Oct. 6. Cain, 85, was reportedly struck by a motor vehicle in a parking lot following a morning event at Edmond, First, according to KWTV-News 9. Cain, who served as a pastor, denominational leader and more, retired from Oklahoma Baptists’ state convention in 2002, having served 28 years with Oklahoma Baptists, including in the areas of...

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Southern Baptists respond to President Trump’s contracting COVID-19
Oct02

Southern Baptists respond to President Trump’s contracting COVID-19

WASHINGTON (BP)—Christians around the country and the world have called for prayer in light of the news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. Baptist Press received comments from a number of prominent Southern Baptists Oct. 2, regarding the development. Those comments are below: “Jeana and I are highly concerned and deeply prayerful for President Trump and the First Lady. This is a...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.
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