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Outdoors-themed outreach boosts church’s witness
Jun16

Outdoors-themed outreach boosts church’s witness

UMATILLA, Fla. (BP)—On a Sunday in April, pastor Brooks Braswell encouraged worshipers to praise God for the many blessings He is showering down on the church. “Last Sunday, in all of our morning services and in our baptismal service God brought the blessings,” said Braswell, pastor of Umatilla, Fla., First, which is located in a lake community. “He showed up in a big way.” Braswell baptized 53 people between ages 6 and 87 at...

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Faith helps high school pitcher overcome adversity
Jun09

Faith helps high school pitcher overcome adversity

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—A senior at Haywood High School, Landon Wilson wrote as his farewell quote in the yearbook, “Like I have always said, four years at Haywood High School will cost me an arm and a leg.” Classmates told Wilson that it was the funniest senior quote in the yearbook. Humor, faith, family, friends and baseball have helped Wilson not only cope with the loss of his left arm but remain positive. While running 200 yards...

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OBU alum Hudson receives lifetime achievement award
Jun02

OBU alum Hudson receives lifetime achievement award

>> Courtesy Small College Basketball SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) alum and hall of famer John Hudson earned the inaugural Small College Basketball Lifetime Achievement Award Sat., May 19 in Kansas City, Mo. “We are so proud to present our first Lifetime Achievement Award to John Hudson, as he has been extremely engrossed, involved and supportive of small college basketball for more than five decades,” said John McCarty,...

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OU’s Patty Gasso focuses on winning souls more than games
May26

OU’s Patty Gasso focuses on winning souls more than games

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is from Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) with an excerpt from an article in the February 2018 edition of FCA Magazine. KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Patty Gasso is all about the wins, but not in the way one might think. It would be easy for the University of Oklahoma (OU) softball coach to focus on the on-field wins. After all, the Sooners chalked up a 30-win streak earlier this season, not losing a game in all...

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Churches ‘Gear up! Get Ready! Game on!’ for Vacation Bible School 2018
May19

Churches ‘Gear up! Get Ready! Game on!’ for Vacation Bible School 2018

As summertime quickly approaches and schools let out for the year, it can only mean one thing across Oklahoma Baptist churches—Vacation Bible School (VBS) is coming! The theme for Lifeway Christian Resource’s VBS 2018 curriculum is “Game on! Gear up for life’s big game.” 2 Peter 1:3 is the theme verse, which says, “His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by...

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Mossman says Christians ‘play for the visiting team’
May12

Mossman says Christians ‘play for the visiting team’

DAVIS—Kenny Mossman has worked in the athletics department at the University of Oklahoma (OU) for 17 years. Currently, he serves as the senior associate athletics director, and he looks at his position as a way to profess his faith in Christ. He didn’t always feel this way about his occupation. Mossman was able to share about his life when he led a Truth Tracks presentation at the Men’s Rewired Conference, April 28, at Falls Creek...

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