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BGCO board unanimously approves Dilbeck as next executive director
Dec11

BGCO board unanimously approves Dilbeck as next executive director

Hance Dilbeck was approved to serve as the next Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) executive director-treasurer with a unanimous vote by the BGCO board at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City on Dec. 11. Dilbeck, who has served as pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs since 2003, will become the ninth executive director elected in the state convention’s history. Dilbeck will succeed current BGCO Executive...

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Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO executive director
Nov26

Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO executive director

BGCO board to vote Dec. 11 on nomination On Dec. 11, board members of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) will gather at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City to consider a recommendation to make Hance Dilbeck the next BGCO executive director-treasurer. The nomination of Dilbeck, who serves as pastor of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, comes from the BGCO Board of Directors’ Executive Director-Treasurer Search Committee....

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Messengers approve resolution condemning white supremacy, alt-right
Nov16

Messengers approve resolution condemning white supremacy, alt-right

On Nov. 14, messengers to the 111th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) unanimously approved a resolution that condemned white supremacy, the alt-right movement and racism. Resolution number four stated in part, “We denounce and decry every form of racism, including alt-right and any organization that advocates white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that we still...

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Q & A with ‘Dr. J’ : Oklahoma Baptist leader reflects on God’s provisions over his 22-years as state exec
Nov16

Q & A with ‘Dr. J’ : Oklahoma Baptist leader reflects on God’s provisions over his 22-years as state exec

The Baptist Messenger recently sat down with Anthony L. Jordan, who has served as executive director-treasurer since 1996. Jordan, who announced that he is retiring from that role effective April 15, 2018, shared reflections on his time of service and talked about issues he sees as the most critical facing the church and the denomination. Baptist Messenger: You are perhaps best known for your commitment to the unborn. What victories...

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Falls Creek surveys: Suicide prevention
Nov13

Falls Creek surveys: Suicide prevention

Because of the large number of students on grounds at Falls Creek each summer, the student ministry office of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) takes the opportunity to survey several of them on various biblical and life issues. This is the final report of a series of articles that share some of the information gathered from surveys conducted in the summer of 2017. The intention of the articles is to challenge churches...

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Disaster Relief offers aid in Puerto Rico
Nov09

Disaster Relief offers aid in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) recently traveled to Puerto Rico to view damage and offer assistance to those affected by Hurricane Maria, a category four hurricane that wreaked havoc on the Caribbean Island country on Sept. 20. Hurricane Maria knocked out power across the entire island, leaving many desperate for food, water and sustainable living conditions. On Tues., Nov. 7, Don Williams, the BGCO...

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