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Brad Graves to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee
Apr17

Brad Graves to be Pastors’ Conf. nominee

PHOENIX (BP) — Brad Graves, pastor of First Baptist Church in Ada, Okla., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, according to an announcement by Missouri pastor Malachi O’Brien. O’Brien, SBC second vice president and pastor of prayer and church revitalization at First Baptist Church in Raytown, Mo., stated in an April 13 announcement to Baptist Press Graves...

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REMNANT: Falls Creek 2017
Apr05

REMNANT: Falls Creek 2017

For the summer of 2017, the Falls Creek theme is REMNANT. God has always maintained for Himself a people who are His own. Jesus said in Matthew 7:14, “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. Those who follow Him may be few, but they are His, and He will preserve them.” Our theme verse for camp is Psalm 33:12 (emphasis added), “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the...

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Partnership missions: Hay bale donations bless NW Oklahoma
Mar21

Partnership missions: Hay bale donations bless NW Oklahoma

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief has received an overwhelming amount of hay bale donations to help those affected by the outbreak of wildfires in Northwestern Oklahoma. Sam Porter, state director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) said, “We put our need for hay on social media and within just a few days, thousands of hay bales had been donated. We’ve had over 6,000 bales offered to us, but it is overwhelming since we don’t have...

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God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition
Jan20

God & inaugurations: Baptists continue tradition

WASHINGTON (BP) — The participation of at least five Southern Baptist pastors in inaugural activities for President Donald Trump continues a tradition of prayer, Scripture and references to God surrounding presidential inaugurations dating back to George Washington. Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress preached today (Jan. 20) at a private worship service for the families of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at St. John’s...

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Trump pledges ‘America first’ in inaugural speech
Jan20

Trump pledges ‘America first’ in inaugural speech

WASHINGTON (BP) — Americans will once again come first in their own country, Donald Trump said Friday (Jan. 20) after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his 16-minute inaugural speech, Trump told the crowd gathered on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the national mall, “What truly matters is not which party controls the government but whether our government is controlled by the people....

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Gateway’s new Bay Area campus to open in January
Jan02

Gateway’s new Bay Area campus to open in January

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) — A final piece in Gateway Seminary’s campus relocation efforts drops into place as the seminary’s new San Francisco-area campus opens in Fremont, Calif., on Jan. 10. Spring classes begin there Jan. 30.   The campus will serve 250-300 students as the seminary continues its ministry in the Bay Area that began with its location to Mill Valley in 1959. Fall 2016 classes for the campus opened in...

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