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Oklahoma Baptist relief efforts provide hope to storm victims
Dec06

Oklahoma Baptist relief efforts provide hope to storm victims

GORE—On Fri. Nov. 30, two tornadoes hit northeastern Oklahoma, causing damage to several communities. Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) immediately responded by setting up a command center at the associational camp grounds, Tenkiller Baptist Assembly. According to Don Williams, Oklahoma Baptist DR state director, the first tornado touched down near the town of Gore and traveled for an estimated 50 miles, damaging Blackgum, First....

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Hobby Lobby purchases St. Gregory’s, leases to OBU
Dec06

Hobby Lobby purchases St. Gregory’s, leases to OBU

SHAWNEE—Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts retail giant based in Oklahoma City, recently purchased the property formerly occupied by St. Gregory’s University (SGU) in Shawnee. The purchase became official Dec. 4, following bankruptcy proceedings for St. Gregory’s after the Catholic university ceased operations due to financial insolvency during December 2017. As part of Hobby Lobby’s announcement of the purchase, they likewise announced...

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Familiar face, new role: Andy Harrison to become Falls Creek Conference Center Director
Dec06

Familiar face, new role: Andy Harrison to become Falls Creek Conference Center Director

  DAVIS—Andy Harrison has served in many roles during his ministry career. From youth minister to student education specialist to Falls Creek program director, Harrison has done it all in student ministry. And in 2019, he will take on a new role that impacts students and countless others across the state and region, as leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced that Harrison will become the new Director...

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Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries
Nov29

Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

  RICHMOND, Va.—Southern Baptists celebrated the appointment of 42 new missionaries in a service on Wed., Nov. 14, near Richmond, Va. Churches of all sizes from Louisiana to Indiana and North Carolina to Oklahoma are sending singles, couples and families to large cities, small villages and hard-to-reach places around the world. Vance Pitman, senior pastor of Las Vegas, Va., Hope, reminded new missionaries and those who attended of the...

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Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court
Nov27

Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and allies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. A spotlight on Roe could come in the Supreme Court’s review of a lower court opinion nullifying a state law that bars discrimination against certain classes of unborn children, such as sex, race and disability, according to a...

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2019 Baptist Messenger publication dates announced
Nov26

2019 Baptist Messenger publication dates announced

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Board of Directors recently approved significant changes to the print edition of the BGCO’s flagship publication, the Baptist Messenger, that will take effect in January 2019. In a move that trimmed the budget and also expanded opportunities to focus on its growing digital publication, BGCO Board members voted that, as of January 2019, the Baptist Messenger print edition will move...

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Attention Baptist Messenger readers: If you already receive the Baptist Messenger through a church subscription, you will continue to receive it in 2019.Learn More
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