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Williams announced as new leader of BGCO Disaster Relief
Aug16

Williams announced as new leader of BGCO Disaster Relief

On August 16, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) announced Don Williams as its new director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR). Williams’ new position comes after Sam Porter’s recent retirement and move to work with the North American Mission Board. Alan Quigley, BGCO Mobilization Team Leader, made the formal announcement.   “Don came to the BGCO in December, 2009 as the Criminal Justice Ministries...

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Charlottesville violence: SBC leaders urge prayer
Aug14

Charlottesville violence: SBC leaders urge prayer

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) – Southern Baptist pastors and leaders denounced racism and called for prayer in the wake of white nationalist protests that turned into violence and death in Charlottesville, Va. The “Unite the Right” rally – linking various movements among white supremacists – never took place Aug. 12 after fights broke out between white protesters and counter-protesters shortly before the event was to...

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Disaster Relief responds to rare, late-summer tornado in Tulsa
Aug10

Disaster Relief responds to rare, late-summer tornado in Tulsa

TULSA—Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief (DR) dispatched chainsaw teams in Tulsa, following an EF2 tornado that hit the 4100 block of Yale Avenue at 1:19 a.m. Sun., Aug. 6. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that the 550-yard wide tornado with winds from 120-130 mph was on the ground for more than six miles before dissipating at 1:25 a.m. Minutes later at 1:37 a.m., an EF-1 with winds of 90 to 100...

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Jernigan releases new book, ‘Renewing Your Mind’
Aug09

Jernigan releases new book, ‘Renewing Your Mind’

Christian singer/songwriter Dennis Jernigan (or as he calls himself “song receiver”) has written a new book titled “Renewing Your Mind: Identity and the Matter of Choice,” which became available on Amazon Aug. 1. “Walking out of an identity of homosexuality some 36 years ago, the most asked question of my life has been, ‘Was your healing instant or has it been a process?’” Jernigan said. “Of course the answer is ‘Yes!’ In an instant I...

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Disaster Relief responds to Aug. 6 Tulsa tornado
Aug07

Disaster Relief responds to Aug. 6 Tulsa tornado

TULSA— Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief (DR) has chainsaw teams on the ground in Tulsa, following an EF2 tornado that hit the 4100 block of Yale Avenue at 1:19 a.m. Sunday, August. 6. The National Weather Service confirmed that the 550-yard wide tornado with winds from 120-130 mph was on the ground for more than six miles before dissipating at 1:25 a.m. “We had 24 DR people on the ground...

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Trump reverses Obama transgender military policy
Jul26

Trump reverses Obama transgender military policy

WASHINGTON (BP) — President Trump suddenly reversed military policy on transgender individuals today (July 26), announcing on Twitter the United States would not “accept or allow” people who identify as a different gender than their biological sex to serve in the armed forces. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...

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